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Statistical Analysis Goes Out The Window During Southampton's 8-0 Win

Statistical Analysis Goes Out The Window During Southampton's 8-0 Win
By Gary Reilly

There's an oft referenced Bob Paisley quote that is music to the ears of football fans who are none to keen on the more surgical of football analysts.

If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later.

Don't get us wrong, we're suckers for some in depth tactical analysis here, but every now and again a match comes along to prove that there's one thing that's very important in football - being able to put the ball in the back of the net.

53% possession and 9 shots on target is hardly the stuff of record breaking thrashings and yet somehow Southampton managed it (the own goals helped a little to be fair).

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Just like that, statistical analysis flies out the window and we all marvel at Southampton's ability to bounce back from one of the most inauspicious transfer windows ever seen.

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