Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham revolution continued apace last weekend with a superb 4-1 victory over a talented West Ham United team.
The win saw Spurs extended their unbeaten run to 12 Premier League games and pushed the Lilywhites up to fifth in the process – three points ahead of Slaven Bilic’s side.
However, among the most eye-catching statistics gleaned from the encounter came courtesy of Opta or more specifically their Twitter account OptaJoe, which highlighted one key area in which Tottenham are impressing in this season.
Because, when it comes to shots on goal, no one has racked up more than Spurs.
All told Tottenham managed a whopping 12 shots on goal against West Ham – in a figure OptaJoe was keen to stress was pretty impressive:
12 - Tottenham Hotspur recorded 12 shots on target v West Ham United today; no side has managed more in a PL game this term. Hammering.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2015
But arguably the more remarkable stat came after the game, with Opta data revealing that Spurs are now leading the way in this specific area:
88 - Spurs have fired in more shots on target this season than any other team in the top flight. Verve.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 23, 2015
Despite racking up the highest number of shots on goal, Spurs remain behind Leicester (28) and Manchester City (27) when it comes to goals scored in the Premier League this term.
In fact, they have scored 24 – as many as West Ham and Everton, two teams who could represent major challengers to Tottenham’s hopes of securing a top four finish this term.
But with Harry Kane bagging six goals in Spurs’ last three Premier League games, that tally could go up quite quickly in the fixtures that follow.