Man City 3 vs 1 Liverpool
Some Initial observations from me:
A reminder that these gifs are intended to show general formational tendencies, as opposed to specific player movements at any particular point in time. As the Opta data we use to create these vizs covers On The Ball events, we have no way of knowing where every player is located on the pitch at all times. To keep all the players on the pitch we use a concept of smoothing.
New V1.1 Positional Tracker
We have the new V1.1 version of our Positional tracker for this game.
The main changes from the original version are as follows:
Based on the size of the dots we can see that Liverpool had early dominance before City took command towards the end of the first half.
It was the same story in the second half with Liverpool having plenty of the ball immediately upon the resumption of the second half, before City again asserted control.
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