10 duels won, 9 ball recoveries: Cheick Tiote shines for Newcastle in Liverpool draw

Cheick Tioté: By The Numbers:  : 20160423

The midfielder was in fine form as his side drew 2-2 at Anfield.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote was in fine form as his side drew with Liverpool this weekend.

The Magpies were highly impressive at Anfield as they mounted a spirited second half display to fight back and earn a draw from two goals down.

It could prove to be a crucial point for them in the fight against relegation and will help to build on their confidence following the result against Manchester City in midweek.

Key to their fight back was the performance from their midfield, with Jack Colback bagging one of the goals, and Tiote was an important player in there.

Indeed, he arguably put in his best display in a Newcastle shirt for a number of years.

  MatchAccurate PassPassing AccuracyWon TackleDuel WonPoss Won Def 3rdBall RecoveryTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Cheick Tioté Liverpool vs Newcastle 22 65% 6 10 6 9 52 1

As shown by the table provided by Opta, he was heavily involved throughout the game.

He posted, 52 touches in total, the fourth most in his entire team, with just one of those proving to be unsuccessful.

His defensive work was on top, as he managed six tackles won and ten defensive duels won, as well as winning the ball back six times in the defensive third.

He also recovered the ball on nine occasions, with him proving to be the best of all United’s players in each regard.

His passing was also secure as he posted 22 accurate passes in total and enjoyed a pass success rate of 65% throughout in a display that hints he could have a future at the club afterall.

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