Manchester City

14 Things You Need To Know: Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Man City underlined their credentials and became favourites for the Barclays Premier League with a dominating display at Old Trafford last weekend

City now have five players in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index’s top ten – David Silva (2nd), Sergio Aguero (3rd), Edin Dzeko (4th), Vincent Kompany (5th) and Joleon Lescott (8th)

Lescott, Silva, Dzeko and Milner were all also named in the Index’s team of the week
City striker Mario Balotelli has been in fine form in recent games, with five goals in his last four Barclays Premier League games

The Italian striker has five goals from eighteen attempts at goal with 56% on target
Fans of Spanish midfielder David Silva will not be surprised to hear he is top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index’s passing league, having completed 285 passes in his opponent’s half this season – one every two minutes 37 seconds – and getting six assists

City’s Sergio Aguero is now joint top of the goal scoring table with Wayne Rooney on 9 goals, with Edin Dzeko just behind with 8. Aguero’s goals have come from 27 attempts with 52% on target while Dzeko’s have come from 26 attempts with 69% on target

At the other end of the pitch, City captain Vincent Kompany has made more blocks than any other player in the Barclays Premier League with 14

Under fire Wolves broke a run of five straight Barclays Premier League defeats with a draw against Swansea in their last outing

Wolves covered 116.794km in that game, and their second half come back is reflected in the fact they covered significantly more ground in the second half than in the first half (56.548km v 60.246km)

Jamie O’Hara scored his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season against Swansea
The midfielder leapt 68 places to 78th place in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index as a result

O’Hara has been putting in some great defensives performances for Wolves, winning 92% of 24 tackles attempted, and is also in then the top 5 passers in the Index, having completed 256 passes in his opponents half this season. That performance puts him alongside Man City and Arsenal stars David Silva, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Yaya Toure in the top 5.

O’Hara is also fourth in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for crosses delivered with 35, one behind team mate Adam Hammill in third with 36

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