Stat attack: Reading v Norwich City
10:31 09 November 2012
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Wes Hoolahan was involved in all things positive for the Canaries as they beat Stoke 1-0 at Carrow Road.
Hoolahan has made just seven Premier League appearances this season, two as substitute, but has clocked up 36.15 miles, the seventh highest in the Norwich team. That is an incredible 121.9 yards covered for every minute he has been on the pitch. That trumps even Liverpool’s Joe Allen, who has covered the most ground all season with 63.7 miles at 116.3 yards per minute.
Bradley Johnson’s goal was his first in the Premier League this season, having previously had 16 shots at goal with nine on target
Johnson has completing 143 passes in his opponents’ half, more than any other Norwich player.
Goalkeeper John Ruddy scrapes into the EA Sports Player Performance Index’s top 100 in 100th place. Ruddy has made 53 saves in 10 appearances, the fourth highest tally in the Premier League.
Fans looking to striker Grant Holt for the goalscoring form of last season would do well to note that Holt currently has three goals from 16 shots at goal.
Reading defender Kaspars Gorkss will appreciate the change in his fortunes as his first Premier League goal for Reading earned them a 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers. The quality of his effort belied that fact that he had previously not registered a single shot on target for Reading, after eight attempts that missed the mark.
Nicky Shorey has now delivered 24 crosses this season, but is yet to be credited an assist, the most crosses without return in the Premier League this season.