Date: 1st April 2010 at 2:36pm
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This is the second of my ‘Hughes v Mancini’ articles analysing the number of goals scored by Manchester City’s players under Mark Hughes and then under Roberto Mancini.

Key:

9 – Nine goals scored
* – January Signing

(Statistics are in chronological order and are from all competitions)

Manchester City under Hughes:

Hughes managed 21 games in all competitions.

Carlos Tevez: 9
Emmanuel Adebayor: 6
Craig Bellamy: 6
Shaun Wright-Phillips: 5
Stephen Ireland: 3
Martin Petrov: 3
Roque Santa Cruz: 3
Gareth Barry: 2
Joleon Lescott: 2
Micah Richards: 2
Kolo Toure (c): 2
Michael Johnson: 1
Vladimir Weiss: 1

TOTAL: 45 goals

Goals Scored by Tevez: 20%

Major injuries (3 games missed or more) were sustained by:

?Wayne Bridge
?Joleon Lescott
?Robinho
?Martin Petrov
?Roque Santa Cruz
?Vincent Kompany
?Nedum Onouha
?Michael Johnson
?Benjani

Suspensions awarded to:

?Pablo Zabaleta
?Craig Bellamy

Manchester City under Mancini:

Mancini has managed 20 games in all competitions so far.

Carlos Tevez: 14
Emmanuel Adebayor: 3
Craig Bellamy: 3
Martin Petrov: 2
Gareth Barry: 1
Shaun Wright-Phillips: 1
Roque Santa Cruz: 1
Javier Garrido: 1
Benjani: 1
Nedum Onouha: 1
Sylvinho: 1
Robinho: 1
Vincent Kompany: 1
*Adam Johnson: 1

TOTAL: 32 goals

Goals Scored by Tevez: 43.75%

Major injuries (3 games missed or more) were sustained by:

?Micah Richards
?Stephen Ireland
?Kolo Toure (c)
?Martin Petrov
?Joleon Lescott
?Wayne Bridge
?Shaun Wright-Phillips
?Roque Santa Cruz
?Nedum Onouha

Suspensions awarded to:

?Emmanuel Adebayor
?Patrick Vieira

Compassionate leave given to:

?Emmanuel Adebayor
?Carlos Tevez
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These statistics clearly show that more goals were scored under Mark Hughes’ reign than under Roberto Mancini. However, as I will publish soon; Mancini has helped the team concede less goals. Under Mark Hughes, the goals were very shared; Tevez got 9, Adebayor & Bellamy got 6, Wright-Phillips got 5 and Petrov, Ireland and Santa Cruz all got 3. Carlos Tevez scored only 20% of our goals under Hughes. However, if we look to the goals under Mancini we see that we have heavily relied on Carlos Tevez as he has scored 14 of our 32 goals aqquating for 44% of our total of goals.

Emmanuel Adebayor hasn’t had a long run in the squad under Mancini and he is the type of striker that should be getting 20 goals a season. Therefore, this may be the reason for Tevez’s contribution being so significant.

But the one thing that is evident from looking at these statistics is that we haven’t had nearly enough goals from midfield this season. Last campaign, Stephen Ireland scored 13 goals and Elano & Wright-Phillips scored 8 goals each. That’s a total of 29 goals from the top three scoring midfielders. Compare this to the the 13 goals scored by the top 3 midfielders under Mancini; Wright-Phillps 6, Petrov 5 and Barry 3. And I know the season hasn’t finished yet but Stephen Ireland scored this many goals on his own last season.

Finally, there are also a lot more scorers of a solitary goal under Mancini than under Hughes. This backs my opinion that Hughes was whipping a dead horse whilst Mancini selects players on their performances and uses squad rotation. 10 players have scored once under Roberto compared to just 2 players under Mark.

What are your thoughts? What do these statistics tell you?

 

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