A worrying stat has emerged from The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas today, revealing how we’ve been ahead for just 66 minutes of our 11 games in all competitions this season – with us scoring just two goals in our last five games.
We all know how much of a struggle it’s been to watch us in the first few months of the new season, but these stats just emphasise how much we’re struggling to score and win a game as a result.
Aside from our spell where we were ahead at Old Trafford a few weeks ago, we are yet to be in a winning position this season. Not only that, the goals scored by Kenedy and Muto in that game are the only goals we’ve scored in our last FIVE games.
– #nufc have only been ahead for 66 minutes IN TOTAL this season (all competitions)
– They've scored twice in five games
– Not scored for 260 minutes (v Brighton, Palace)
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) October 29, 2018
Many talked about our hard start to the season, using that as somewhat of an excuse for our slow start, but we have now failed to score against Cardiff, Palace, Leicester, Brighton or Southampton – with our only points coming in 0-0 draws away from home.
The clean sheet on Saturday was one positive to take, but we won’t win games if we don’t score goals.
Let’s hope Rondon can get himself fully fit and firing – with the pressure also on the likes of Kenedy, Ritchie, Perez and Shelvey to chip in with goals and assists too.