Swansea 2-3 Norwich (link and graphics)

February 13, 2012

Two of the most exciting young managers in the Premier League did battle on Saturday.

I’ve written about the game at the Guardian, here are some graphics to go with that report.

The initial starting line-ups:

The line-ups for the second half, with Bennett free between the lines:

The Norwich pressing meant Michel Vorm had to kick the ball long. Compare his distribution with the game at home to Bolton, when the opposition stood off and let him play it out to the centre-backs:

This graphic illustrates Norwich’s good start – they’d completed more passes than Swansea until Graham opened the scoring:

And a couple of demonstrations of positional changes – Bennett coming off the right into the centre to get two assists:

And Anthony Pilkington moving from the left to the right:

It’s also well worth checking out Swansea blog We Are The Premier League and Norwich site Holtamania for further coverage.

Tags: , ,