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5 April 2013

Jobi and Hal pave the way

Royals wingers Jobi McAnuff and Hal Robson-Kanu are amongst the Premier League’s most accurate wide players. 
 
Only five players in the top flight have sent more crosses into the box than our skipper, whilst only six have a better cross completion ratio than Robson-Kanu.
 
Overall  only two clubs in the Premier League have sent more crosses into the box during open play – with Newcastle (594) and West Ham (633) just outstripping the 578 crosses sent into the box by Reading.

McAnuff has eight league assists to his name this season, whilst Robson-Kanu has five goals in the top flight.  

Successful Open Play Crosses (Total) - Opta Stats

PlayerSuccessful Crosses From Open Play
Matthew Jarvis 42
Jean Beausejour35
Antonio Valencia26
Leighton Baines25
Guy Demel23
Jobi McAnuff21
Robert Snodgrass20
Cesar Azpilicueta19
Jonathan De Guzman19

Successful Open Play Crosses (%) - Opta Stats

Rickie Lambert36
Jonathan De Guzman33.93
Guy Demel33.33
Wayne Routledge28.57
Sebastian Larsson28.07
Cesar Azpilicueta26.76
Hal Robson-Kanu26.67
Nathaniel Clyne26.15
Rafael25.4
Seamus Coleman25.35

Open Play Crosses Team - Opta Stats

TeamCrosses From Open Play% That Find Team Mate
West Ham63324.49
Newcastle59420.37
Reading57820.07
Manchester United57319.55
Arsenal55815,77

Stats by OPTA / MailOnline.



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