The EPL Stats Gallery: xG, xT zones, shots maps, all the data and more from West Ham vs Man Utd

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West Ham United hosted Manchester United at the London Stadium on Matchday 5 of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

West Ham took the lead through a Said Benrahma goal in the first half, followed by an equalizer by Cristiano Ronald. It looked like the game would end in a draw, but Jesse Lingard put the Red Devils ahead in the dying moments of the match. If anyone thought, the drama was over, West Ham were then awarded a penalty in added time, a chance to salvage a point from the game. David Moyes sent on Mark Noble from the bench to take the penalty, which he missed, giving Man United the victory.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* Defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

Which player had the most number of passes into the final third? Which club had more xG – West Ham United or Manchester United?

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David Moyes set up his West Ham United team in a 4-4-2 formation. With Antonio suspended, Jarrod Bowen started as the striker alongside goal scorer Said Benrahma.  Pablo Fornals and Nikola Vlasic played as the right wing-back and left wing-back respectively. Declan Rice and Thomas Soucek continued with their partnership in defensive midfield, in front of a back four including right-back Vladimir Coufal, centre-backs Kurt Zouma and Mather Ogbonna and left-back Aaron Cresswell. Fabianski started in goal for the Hammers.

The average positions of West Ham United players showed that they kept their 4-4-2 shape throughout the game. Strikers Bowen and Benrahma frequently dropped into midfield to help in defensive duties. Substitute Manuel Lanzini came on in the second half and had an average position inside Man Utd’s penalty area.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Man United also lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with David De Gea in goal behind a back four including right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, centre-backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane and left-back Luke Shaw. Fred and McTonimay started as the two defensive midfielders, behind the attacking midfield trio of Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. Cristiano Ronaldo led the line for The Red Devils.

The average positions of Manchester United players showed that they were focused a lot on attacking and pressing. Most of the Red Devils’ players had average positions in the opposition half.

Manchester United had an xG of 2.70, as they took a total of 18 shots in the game. They had ten shots on target and were able to score two goals. West Ham United had an xG of 1.56, with 13 shots on goal. They had four shots on target and got the first goal of the match. Manchester United had 62% possession in the match and had almost double attacks in the match than their opponents.

Cristiano Ronaldo had the highest xG in the match, followed by Mark Noble, who came on in the last minute of the match. Noble had a high xG as he came on to take a penalty, which he missed. Ronaldo also took seven shots in the game, which was the highest. Scott McTonimay made the maximum number of passes in the final third with 18, while Pogba made the most successful dribbles (six) in the match.

The Hammers took a total of 13 shots in the game, hitting three on target and getting a solitary goal. Their shot map shows that they took most of their shots from inside the box and a few from outside the goal. Benrahma got his goal through a long-distance shot which was deflected by Raphael Varane on its way into the back of the net. EPL Stats Gallery: West Ham United vs Manchester United

The shot map of Manchester United shows that they took a very large number of their shots from inside the penalty area. The Red Devils had a total of 18 shots on goal with nine on target and two goals, which were both scored from inside the box.

The xT timeline of the match shows that the visitors Man Utd had a much higher creation of expected threat(xT) in the first half compared to West Ham. In the second half, the home side started creating more threat, as Manchester United were also creating enough chances of their own. The xG timeline of the match shows that for the first 30 minutes, both teams had low xG. After Ronaldo broke the deadlock, Man Utd had much more xG throughout the match as compared to West Ham, who had a sudden increase in their xG midway through the second half.

The pass matrix of the Hammers shows that they did not have as much possession as Man United. Aaron Cresswell and Declan Rice had the most attempted passes for them with 57 and 56 respectively, while Rice also received the most number of passes in the match for The Hammers with 42.

The pass matrix of Manchester united shows that they had higher possession and more number of passes than their opponents. Raphael Varane had the most attempted passes for the Red Devils with 84, followed by Bruno Fernandes and Fred with 80 passes each. Bruno Fernandes also received the most passes among the Red Devils with 66, followed by Varane’s 65 and Fred’s 62.

The passing zones of West Ham show that they completed most of their passes in the midfield areas, especially on the left side. West Ham United did not put in as many crosses as their opponents, and Vladimir Coufal had the highest number of passes into the opposition box(six).

The passing zones of Man United show that they completed most of their passes around the midfield areas and also had a lot of passes on the attacking wings. Bruno Fernandes had the most passes into the opposition box with 12 as the Red Devils also put in a decent number of crosses into the box.EPL Stats Gallery: West Ham United vs Manchester United The xT creation zones of West Ham United show that they created a decent amount of xT(expected threat) on the wings, but did not create enough in the central areas. Vladimir Coufal had the highest xT from passing among the Hammers’ players.

Other than Coufal, Pablo Fornals and Aaron Cresswell also had a decent xT creation for the Hammers. Declan Rice had the highest xT creation from dribbling for West Ham United, followed by Said Benrahma and substitute Yarmolenko.

The xT creation zones of Manchester united show that they created a lot of xT(expected threat) in the attacking areas around the opposition’s 18-yard box, especially on the right-wing. Bruno Fernandes had the highest xT from passing for them.

EPL Stats Gallery: West Ham United vs Manchester UnitedOther than Bruno, Mctonimay also had a decent xT creation for the Red Devils. Also, Paul Pogba and McTonimay also had a lot of xT creation from their dribbling in the match. Substitute Jesse Lingard also had high xT creation after coming on for them. EPL Stats Gallery: West Ham United vs Manchester United

West Ham United faced a lot of their defensive duels in and around the defensive penalty area, with a few in midfield as well. Ogbonna won three defensive duels for the Hammers, which was the highest.

The home side had to face a lot of aerial duels in their own half while defending. This was because of a lot of aerial long balls and crosses put into the dangerous areas by Man United. Zouma, Coufal and Souycek all won three aerial duels each for the team.

There were a lot of loose ball recoveries made by the Hammers in the match, especially in defence. Soucek made the highest number of loose ball recoveries for them with three, while many other players also made a couple each.

Manchester United faced most of their defensive duels in their own box as well as in the opposition box. Varane and Fred both won the most defensive duels for Man United (three).

The Red Devils also faced a lot of aerial duels in the attacking areas as they put in a lot of aerial balls and crosses into the box. Maguire won the most aerial duels for the away side(four) followed by Pogba(three).

The visitors completed a lot of loose ball recoveries in the match, especially in the attacking areas and the opposition half. Pogba made the highest number of loose ball recoveries(four) for Ole’s men.

The fifth game of the season was a big one for both sides, as they wanted to cement their place in the qualifying spots for Europe early on in the season. Manchester United did not have the best of games, as the first half ended at 1-1. The Red Devils scored a late goal through Lingard to steal the victory, as Mark Noble came off the bench to miss a 95th penalty for the Hammers.

Man United had an xG creation of 2.70 in the game, much higher than the home team. Bruno Fernandes put in most passes into the opposition box, while McTonimay had the most number of passes in the final third.

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