10 duels won, 9 ball recoveries; Jan Kirchhoff stars in Sunderland win over Norwich City

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The German midfielder was impressive again in his side's huge victory over their relegation rivals.

Sunderland midfielder Jan Kirchhoff was in fine form this weekend as his side beat Norwich City in a huge relegation clash.

The two sides met at Carrow Road in the early kick-off on Saturday, in a game that may prove crucial in who is relegated this season.

It was Sunderland who proved to be winners, as they secured a crucial 3-0 win to go within one point of the Canaries in 17th place, with a game in hand.

Crucial to their victory was keeping a clean sheet, and midfielder Jan Kirchhoff played a big part in helping them secure that.

  Won TackleDuel WonAerial WonEffective ClearanceBall RecoveryPoss Won Mid 3rdAccurate PassTouchesMins Played
Jan Kirchhoff 5 10 4 5 9 7 24 60 85

As the stats provided by Opta show, the midfielder was in impressive form again as he posted a number of impressive stats throughout the game.

He posted 60 touches in total, the second most of any Sunderland player, with just two of those proving to be unsuccessful.

Elsewhere he managed five won tackles, again the most in his team, as well as ten defensive duels won and eight aerial duels won.

He also coupled that with five effective clearances, nine ball recoveries and won the ball seven times in the midfield third in an all round composed defensive display.

His passing was on form as he managed 24 accurate passes in total, again the most of any Black Cats player on the day.

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