Of course, statistics don’t tell the full story, and Sunderland had a turbulent season trying to avoid relegation, which they successfully did – just.
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|Simon Mignolet||Pepe Reina|
|73%||Ground 50-50s Won||91%|
|75%||Aerial 50-50s Won||86%|
|2 (2 goals)||Individual Errors||6 (4 goals)|
The most interesting stat here is perhaps Mignolet’s low pass completion rate – but this perhaps could be attributed to the tactics his manger, Martin O’Neill for the majority of the season, employed. 11 clean sheets in a team fighting relegation is impressive.
Reina made six errors resulting in goals, while Mignolet made two, both occasions leading to goals conceded.