STATS: Dzeko’s excellent goal rate for Manchester City vs Michu stealing the show for Swansea

Man City v Swansea, Saturday 17:30

Two late goals from Edin Dzeko prevented a shock against West Brom in their last game

Those were Dzeko’s fourth and fifth goals of the season, scored from just 18 efforts at goal with an impressive on target percentage of 61%. Dzeko’s goals have come from just 307 minutes, an incredible rate of a goal every 61 minutes 48 seconds for City this season. No other player (excluding those with just one or less goals this season) has a better strike rate.

Mario Ballotelli, however, has had very contrasting fortunes. He has had more attempts at goal without scoring (16) than any other player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

City had been reduced to ten men early on after James Milner was sent off for fouling Shane Long when through on goal

Milner had previously won 5 of his 8 attempted tackles this season and given away just four fouls, so he may feel unlucky to have been red carded

Swansea beat Wigan 2-1 in their last game, with goals from joint Premier League top goal scorer Michu and record signing Pablo Hernandez

Michu is joint with Robin van Persie and Demba Ba in the Premier League goal scorer charts, and has needed 20 efforts to net his six goals this season, compared to van Persie’s economical 17 and Ba’s more wasteful 30

As well as his goals, Michu has completed 148 passes in his opponent’s half and has attempted 37 tackles, although he has won just 14 of them

Hernandez’ goal was his first in the Premier League, having previously had 7 shots at goal with just 3 on target, averaging a shot every 36 minutes in his time on pitch so far this season

Swansea covered 61.8 miles as a team this season, the most they have covered in a single game all season

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