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United looking to seal title by using their heads

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If Manchester United are to snatch the title away from their local rivals on Sunday then they are first going to have to overcome Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Castrol EDGE performance data suggests that United might not find it such a difficult task if they use their heads.

Sunderland have conceded 12 headed goals in the 2011/12 Premier League, which makes up a league high 27% of the total goals they have conceded this season. Fortunately for Manchester United, they are one of the biggest aerial threats in the league. They have scored more headed goals this season than any other Premiership team apart from Norwich, who equal their tally of 15.

Premier League 11/12 – Sunderland headed goals conceded & Manchester United headed goals scored

Premier League 11/12

Head Goals Conceded

% Of Goals Conceded

Premier League 11/12

Headed Goals

Sunderland

12

27%

Manchester United

15

Aston Villa

12

24%

Norwich City

15

Blackburn Rovers

17

22%

Stoke City

13

Manchester City

6

22%

Blackburn Rovers

12

Liverpool

8

21%

Chelsea

11

Swansea City

10

20%

Arsenal

9

Newcastle United

9

19%

Manchester City

9

Wigan Athletic

11

18%

Queens Park Rangers

9

Manchester United

6

18%

West Bromwich Albion

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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