Report by Paul Brown
There's no question that Christian Benteke was the star man with fans after the 1-0 win over Reading.
But it wasn't just his goal that singled him out for credit.
His stats back up the big man's influence in the game as a whole.
Benteke was No.1 for shots with six in total, four on target, two blocked and one goal.
He was also No.1 for attacking third passes, making twenty-six in total including fourteen successful.
He was No.1 for aerial duels, winning eleven out of nineteen attempted.
In other stats, Ashley Westwood, unsurprisingly, was No.1 for passes, making forty-six successful ones out of fifty-four attempted - a success rate of 86%.
Barry Bannan was No.2 with forty-four successful ones out of fifty-five attempted.
Brett Holman was No.2 for attacking third passes with fourteen successful ones out of twenty-six made.
Bannan was No.4 with thirteen of twenty attempted.
Westwood was No.1 for chances created while Bannan was No.2 and Holman was No.3.
Matt Lowton was No.1 for tackles, winning six out of six attempted, with Bannan No.2 with three out of three and Westwood No.3 with two out of four. Nathan Baker was No.4 with two out of two.
Lowton was No.1 for interceptions with six in total while Gabby Agbonlahor was No.3 with three and Holman was No.5 with two.
Ciaran Clark was No.1 for clearances with ten successful out of twenty-five.
Interestingly the No.1 pass combination during the game was Matt Lowton to Ashley Westwood with fifteen while No.3 was Ashley Westwood to Matt Lowton with thirteen.
Brad Guzan to Christian Benteke and Ashley Westwood to Barry Bannan were joint No.5 with twelve.
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