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Stat Pack: Baker and Westwood the standout stars at Loftus Road

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Stat Pack: Baker and Westwood the standout stars at Loftus Road


There's no question that Nathan Baker and Ashley Westwood were the stars of the show when it came to statistics from the QPR game.

Both men clocked up impressive figures in the Loftus Road encounter.

Baker more than proved his worth defensively while it's becoming increasingly obvious from the stats that Westwood is an integral figure in the centre of the park, knitting play from defence to midfield and midfield to the forward areas.

Baker was joint No.1 with Ciaran Clark, Clint Hill and Ryan Nelsen for interceptions with four.

He was also joint No.1 with Westwood for blocks with two.

And he was No.1 for clearances, making eleven out of nineteen. Clark was No.2 with nine from sixteen.

Westwood was No.2 for passes, with fifty-five successful out of sixty-three made. That adds up to a superb 87%. Adel Taarabt was No.1 with sixty-three complete out of seventy-seven made.

Westwood was No.4 for attacking third passes, with eleven complete out of fifteen made.

And he was again ranked highly in the chances created category in No.2 behind Samba Diakite.

Westwood's influence was most keenly seen in the pass combination category.

Our No.1 pass combination was Lowton to Westwood with fourteen while No.2 was Westwood to Lowton with ten. Our joint No.3 was Clark to Westwood and Westwood to Holman with nine.

Holman was No.1 with shots, hitting two with one on target which, of course, was his goal.

Holman was Villa's highest ranked player in take-ons at joint No.4 with two successful out of two tried. Ahead of him were No.1 Jose Bosingwa, No.2 Armand Traore and No.3 Diakite.

Despite being on the pitch for just over twenty minutes, Fabian Delph was No.1 player on the pitch for tackles, with four successful out of six made.

Eric Lichaj was No.4 with two successful out of three attempted.

Christian Benteke was, unsurprisingly, No.1 for aerial duels, winning five out of seventeen.

Baker was No.4 alongside Clark with four successful out of five.

Benteke was joint No.1 for fouls suffered with three alongside Jamie Mackie.

Snap up your tickets and back the boys against Stoke.


By @AVFCOfficial 1st December 2012
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