Newcastle 2 vs 2 Hull

Visualisation that shows the smoothed positions of players around the time as indicated. The locations are identified with reference to actions as identified by Opta.

  • Despite lining up with a supposed Back 4, Newcastle played the opening half as if with a Back 3 as Coloccini held the central position and Williamson played very wide towards the right wing

Additional comments from Zubair Arshad:

  • confirms tiote’s positioning which Anita has been unable to offer in earlier games.
  • portrays very well how the space was congested on right due to Cabella + Sissoko, with all the space on left
  • the space wasn’t fully exploited by Dummet on left as he’s not a very attacking full back
  • in build up play it was very much a “W” formation at the back with neither fullback bombing forward recklessley
  • quite funny to see Krul’s positioning change towards second half as he got involved in recycling process

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