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Stat Attack: Aston Villa Away

13 January 2016


Palace fell to a 1-0 defeat away to Aston Villa last night, making it four consecutive Premier League games without a win or a goal scored for the Eagles.

Joleon Lescott's head crept over the line following Jordan Veretout's corner in the second half, giving the home side their first victory in the top flight since August.

We've taken a look at some of the stand-out statistics from the defeat below:
  • Jason Puncheon completed more passes than any other Palace player versus Villa (38), though Veretout (44), Idrissa Gana Gueye (45) and Ashley Westwood (46) all completed more.
  • Joel Ward made the most tackles (3) and completed the most take ons (3) of any CPFC player on Tuesday.
  • Connor Wickham and Scott Dann both won four aerial duels, the most of any Palace player. Though Libor Kozak won seven for Villa.
  • James McArthur made more interceptions (8) than any other player on the pitch.
  • Despite usually enjoying plenty of them, Palace did not win a single corner against Villa. They are, however, still the league leaders for goals from set pieces (11).
  • Six of Palace's eight shots were off target at Villa Park.
  • In what Alan Pardew called a "disjointed offensive display," CPFC were offside as many times in the second half (twice) as Villa were in the entire game. Palace recorded five offsides throughout the game.
  • The Eagles covered 110.83km, whilst Villa recorded 110.11km. Puncheon ran the most for Palace, covering 11.36km and recording 71 sprints at Villa Park. Kozak, again, was top, running 11.87km.
  • McArthur clocked the highest average speed (7.63km/h) of any player on the pitch, whilst Wilfried Zaha's top speed of 34.23km/h was the highest recorded during the 93 minutes.

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