50 stats to separate Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League title race

Date published: Saturday 30th April 2022 8:30 - Ian Watson

With little to separate Man City and Liverpool at the top of the table, we’ve picked out 50 stats to see how the title rivals measure up.

 

Goals, shots and attacking play

Goals per 90 minutes
Liverpool: 2.58
Man City: 2.36

Total shots
Liverpool: 605
Man City: 595

Shots on target
Liverpool: 206
Man City: 207

Shots on target percentage
Liverpool: 34.0%
Man City: 34.8%

Shots per 90
Liverpool: 18.33
Man City: 18.03

xG per 90
Liverpool: 2.58
Man City: 2.36

Goals per shot
Liverpool: 0.13
Man City: 0.12

Non-penalty xG total
Liverpool: 72.7
Man City: 74.7

Penalties won
Liverpool: 8
Man City: 8

Penalties scored
Liverpool: 7
Man City: 7

Goals minus xG
Liverpool: +6.5
Man City: +3.3

Average distance from goal of all shots taken
Liverpool: 15.8 yards
Man City: 15.8 yards

Shot creating actions (total)
Liverpool: 923
Man City: 960

Shot creating actions per 90
Liverpool: 27.97
Man City: 29.09


Man City, Liverpool top; Dirty Leeds bottom of Premier League fair play table


 

Passing and possession

Touches
Liverpool: 25436
Man City: 27005

Possession share
Liverpool: 63%
Man City: 68.4%

Attempted passes
Liverpool: 21649
Man City: 23720

Passes completed:
Liverpool: 18068
Man City: 20891

Pass completion
Liverpool: 83.5%
Man City: 88.1%

Corners won
Liverpool: 247
Man City: 277

In-swinging corners
Liverpool: 42
Man City: 117

Out-swinging corners
Liverpool: 179
Man City: 47

Crosses attempted
Liverpool: 476
Man City: 525

Total distance of completed passes
Liverpool: 357846
Man City: 397787

Total distance of progressive (10-plus yards forward) passes
Liverpool: 113379
Man City: 103585

Completed passes into final third in open play
Liverpool: 1574
Man City: 1716

Key passes (led directly to a shot)
Liverpool: 427
Man City: 441

Attempted dribbles
Liverpool: 551
Man City: 571

Successful dribbles
Liverpool: 296
Man City: 319

Dribbles success rate
Liverpool: 53.7%
Man City: 55.9%

Number of players dribbled past
Liverpool: 344
Man City: 328

Nutmegs completed
Liverpool: 27
Man City: 31

Offsides
Liverpool: 52
Man City: 55

 

Defending

xGA per 90
Liverpool: 0.93
Man City: 0.70

Interceptions
Liverpool: 486
Man City: 384

Tackles attempted
Liverpool: 499
Man City: 450

Tackles won
Liverpool: 310
Man City: 287

Pressures
Liverpool: 4601
Man City: 3752

Successful pressures
Liverpool: 1471
Man City: 1215

Successful pressure percentage
Liverpool: 32.0%
Man City: 32.4%

Ball recoveries
Liverpool: 3290
Man City: 2631

Shots blocked
Liverpool: 83
Man City: 59

Aerial duels won
Liverpool: 544
Man City: 447

Aerial duels win percentage
Liverpool: 53.8%
Man City: 54.4%

Mistakes leading to a shot
Liverpool: 6
Man City: 5

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane holding onto the ball

Goalkeeping

Clean sheets
Liverpool: 20
Man City: 19

Shots on target allowed
Liverpool: 89
Man City: 74

Total saves
Liverpool: 66
Man City: 52

Saves percentage
Liverpool: 73%
Man City: 75.3%

Expected goals against minus total goals conceded
Liverpool: +5.0
Man City: -1.3

 

Final score: Liverpool 21-26 Manchester City (three draws)

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