Manchester United and Leeds had 43 SHOTS between them during frantic Premier League clash – the most in a Premier League game at Old Trafford since October 2016 – and hosts’ 14 attempts on target was the joint-most since Sir Alex Ferguson retired
Fans have been waiting 16 years to see Manchester United take on Leeds United again in the Premier League, and the game did not disappoint.
It ended up 6-2 to the Red Devils, and it could’ve easily been a lot more for both teams, with chances galore at both ends.
Here are some of the stats from one of the most exciting games of the season so far, provided by Opta.
Manchester United stormed to a 6-2 victory over Leeds in what was an incredibly frantic game
Man United were 2-0 up inside three minutes and added four more throughout the game-
There were so many chances, and 43 shots is the most in a Premier League game at Old Trafford since October 2016, when there were 45 attempts in Man United’s inexplicable 0-0 draw against Burnley (38-7).
It’s the most shots in a Premier League game since Aston Villa took on Brighton (44) in October 2019.
As an extension of that, Manchester United had 14 shots on target, the joint most they’ve had in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Meanwhile Leeds had just three of their 17 shots on target, but did manage to score with two of them.
There was a total expected goals of 5.76, which is the highest in a Premier League game this season. The most ever xG recorded remains 6.55 in the Arsenal v Man Utd game in December 2017.
It’s the most shots in a Premier League game in over a year, with a total of 43 attempts
Leeds created plenty of chances too, but could only get on the score sheet twice in the match
It was truly end-to-end stuff on Sunday, as Leeds attacked in numbers, often followed by a swift Manchester United counter attack. Leeds dominated possession with 58.7 per cent, but couldn’t capitalise on the chances they made.
Man United made 347 passes, successfully completing 266 (76.7 per cent), while Leeds attempted 471 and successfully completed 392 (83.2 per cent).
It was not a day to be a defender, but Leeds made 16 tackles, while Man United made 19 on their way to the win.
It was not a day to be a goalkeeper, as eight shots flew into the back of the net on Sunday