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Stat Attack: Watford Away

29 September 2015


Crystal Palace recorded a much-needed 1-0 win away to Watford in the Premier League's only game on Sunday afternoon, putting the back-to-back league defeats to Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur behind them.

Yohan Cabaye's second half penalty was enough to earn the Eagles a big three points and propel them - briefly - up to sixth place in the table, though Everton's dramatic win on Monday means that the red and blue army now occupy seventh.

Below we've collected some of the most eye-catching statistics from Palace's win at Vicarage Road and the Premier League season so far.

  • Despite not recording a single interception against the Hornets, Yohan Cabaye was so far ahead of the competition that he remains the Premier League's chief interceptor with 29.
  • Cabaye is also the second best tackler in the top flight, having successfully made 24 in seven games, three fewer than Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi.
  • Brede Hangeland made more clearances (19) than any other player in the Premier League last weekend, during an incredible defensive display by the veteran centre-back.
  • Hangeland also finished the game at Vicarage Road with the hgihest pass completion rate (91%) of any player on the pitch (to have completed 10+ passes).
  • The Eagles are currently the joint-highest scorers from corners, having bagged two already this season.
  • Palace also have the best away points tally in the Premier League in 2015 (28 [level with Arsenal], from nine wins and a draw).
  • No team has blocked more shots (40), made more clearances (265) or completed the highest total number of defensive actions* (400) than CPFC so far this season.

*Defensive actions = interceptions, blocked shots and clearances.

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