Manchester City and Everton midfielders dominate key area this week

Ross Barkley

Fernandinho, Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley all dominated when it came to passing.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho and Everton duo Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley dominated the Premier League midfield chart for most accurate passes this weekend.

The Brazilian was again in good form for his side, as he starred alongside Yaya Toure in the 2-1 win over Norwich, with them requiring a late penalty from the Ivorian after Joe Hart had handed the Canaries an equaliser.

In contrast, Barry and Barkley enjoyed a comfortable afternoon in their side’s 6-2 win over Sunderland, with both players being afforded all the time in the world to pass the ball around a static Black Cats midfield.

  MatchTotal PassAccurate PassMins Played
Fernandinho Man City vs Norwich 125 120 90
Ross Barkley Everton vs Sunderland 107 101 90
Gareth Barry Everton vs Sunderland 100 90 90

And that clearly showed in the stats, as Barry posted 100 passes, and Barkley managed 107 in the game. They could not however beat Fernandinho, who managed a weekend high of 125 against Norwich.

The Brazilian also beat the Toffees duo when it came to accurate passes, as he posted 120 accurate passes in his game, meaning only five went astray all game.

Barry and Barkley were not too far behind though, as Barkley managed 101 accurate passes, meaning six of his weren’t successful, while Barry enjoyed 90 accurate passes, meaning ten of his weren’t successful.

An impressive performance from all three midfielders this weekend then, who will be hoping to post similar stats next time around.

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