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Stat Attack - Norwich City v Everton

11:58 06 April 2012

Ryan Bennett had the best minutes per defensive contribution rate of any player in the EA Sports Player Performance Index last weekend with one every two minutes, 42 seconds.

Ryan Bennett had the best minutes per defensive contribution rate of any player in the EA Sports Player Performance Index last weekend with one every two minutes, 42 seconds.

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Defender Ryan Bennett made 22 interceptions on his Norwich City debut at Fulham and won two thirds of his tackles, eight of the 12 he attempted. He also covered 6.16 miles, the sixth highest in the Norwich team for that game.

Making 36 defensive contributions overall in that game gave Bennett the best minutes per defensive contribution rate of any player in the EA Sports Player Performance Index with one every 2 min 42 sec.

City’s players continue to lead the Premier League for distance covered with 2,071 miles covered in total. Yet they have only one player in the individual top 30, with Kyle Naughton on 164.2 miles.

Naughton has the dubious honour of having delivered the most crosses without being credited with an assist this season, a total of 45.

Everton’s Leon Osman has three goals from 40 shots at goal with 65 per cent on target.

Victor Anichebe has four goals in the Premier League from just seven shots at goal.

Only Scott Parker has won more tackles in midfield this season than Everton’s hard-working Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini has won 70 tackles compared to Parker’s 73.

Fellaini has made 333 defensive contributions overall with tackles, interceptions, blocks, and clearances, second only to Aston Villa’s Stiliyan Petrov for midfielders in the Player Performance Index.

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