Couple of  stats based on the press about Torres’ assists last night …

  • Torres has averaged a pass every 4 minutes 38 seconds of play, compared to Rooney’s pass every 4 minutes 17 seconds and Dzeko’s 4 minutes 43 seconds.
  • Torres has averaged a shot on goal every 42 minutes 30 seconds compared to Rooney’s 21 minutes 26 seconds and Dzeko’s incredible 17 minutes 4 seconds.
  • Bearing in mind the additional time United and City have spent in their opponents halves this season Torres’ passing versus shots stats show he is using his team mates to build confidence while the on fire Dzeko and Rooney are going for goal every time.

Quite an interesting insight into the psychology of a striker not scoring goals!

Stats from the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index