West Ham vs Tottenham: Individual Player Statistics 0

It seems as if every game Chris Foy referees ends up really being about him.  So it was today, anyway, with Foy sending off Kyle Naughton, giving West Ham a penalty, producing two yellow-cards for James Collins, and almost providing the assist for a Tottenham breakaway goal.

Eric Dier’s late debut goal won it for Spurs, but the last half-an-hour was so open that it really could’ve have gone either way.  West Ham looked blunt and unimaginative going forward, and there wasn’t a lot of evidence of the new attacking diversity that Sam Allardyce has been supposedly implementing over the Summer - the missed penalty and a late Stewart Downing chance aside, Tottenham subdued them relatively easily with then men.

Here are the statistics from Upton Park:

- Mark Noble had 97 touches of the ball, more than any other player.

- Ricardo Vaz Te led the game with 5 shots, but hit the target just once.

- Cheikhou Kouyate completed a game-high 97% of his passes, shown in the graphic below (via Squawka.com).

- James Collins won a game-high 4 aerial-duels.

- Cheikhou Kouyate led the game with 5 tackles.

- Kouyate also made 4 interceptions, a joint-high with Kevin Nolan.

- James Collins led the game with 11 defensive-clearances.

- Mark Noble and Stewart Downing attempted a combined 16 crosses and completed 4 each, the most in the game.

- Stewart Downing attempted (12) and completed (9) more long passes than any other player, show below (Squawka)

- Christian Eriksen completed 3 successful dribbles, the most in the game.

- Danny Rose was the game’s most-fouled player (3).

- Christian Eriksen and Carlton Cole were each dispossessed 3 times.

Statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com.

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