The weekend’s individual statistics were ultimately dominated by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, as the Argentine superstar netted a whopping five goals against Newcastle United before departing in the 66th minute.
Aguero topped the shooting charts, yet the striker only notched one more effort on goal than Tottenham’s impressive attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Denmark international completed the rare skill of scoring two free-kicks during his side’s 2-2 draw at Swansea City, and there was a sense that he could have quite easily notched a hat-trick.
|Position||Team||Total Shots||Mins Played|
|Sergio Agüero||FW||Man City||8||66|
|Yohan Cabaye||MF||C. Palace||6||90|
As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Erkisen found plenty of space in the Swans’ half and seemingly adopted a shoot on sight policy – racking up seven efforts in total.
After scoring two sublime free-kicks, you would have thought that Swansea would have learned their lesson, yet Gary Monk’s men continued to play with fire and very nearly got caught out.
The Spurs man wasn’t the only player to try his luck from distance at the weekend, though, as Crystal Palace star Yohan Cabaye was also busy testing the opposition goalkeeper.
The French midfielder netted a penalty during Palace’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, yet that strike was one of just six efforts on goal he took during the duration of the 90 minutes.
The Eagles are set-up to get the best out of their star players, and boss Alan Pardew has complete faith in his midfielder and entrusts him to take on the responsibility of taking Palace to the next level.