Rodri: The compass of Manchester City's victories in the Premier League

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Manchester City lost 3 matches in the league this season, and the common factor in these losses was the absence of midfielder Rodri due to suspension.

Rodri's significant impact on Manchester City in the Premier League this season is evident. In 12 league matches with Rodri, the team had a 75% win rate, averaging 2.5 points per game, scoring 2.9 goals per game, and conceding 1.1 goals per game, according to Sky Sports.

In contrast, when Rodri missed 3 league matches, City had a 0% win rate, scoring 0.3 goals per game and conceding 1.3 goals per game.

Rodri's influence has extended beyond the current season since his arrival at the Etihad Stadium in 2019. In 136 Premier League appearances with Rodri, City achieved a 72.8% win rate, averaging 2.3 points per game, scoring 2.5 goals per game, and conceding 0.8 goals per game.

During the 27 matches Rodri missed in the Premier League, City's win rate was 63%, averaging 2 points per game, scoring 2.1 goals per game, and conceding 1 goal per game.

Season (2023-2024)

Rodri participated in 12 league matches this season, playing 1003 minutes and being substituted only twice. In those matches, he won 57.3% of duels and 73.7% of aerial duels, with a successful tackle rate of 66.7%. He made 12 interventions, 3 saves, and 10 recoveries.

His passing accuracy was 94%, with 88.8% success in long passes. Regarding passing direction, 20.7% were forward, 32.8% to the right, 33.6% to the left, and 12.9% backward. His accuracy in the opponent's midfield was 92.6%.

In the attacking aspect, Rodri scored 3 goals, assisted 2, and had 18 shots, including 10 on target.

Rodri ranks third in the Premier League for successful passes (1104) and leads in successful passes to the final third with 286 passes.

He also tops the charts for passes between the lines and ranks fourth in ball recoveries in midfield with 52.

Rodri possesses a unique skill: long-range shooting – where only Kevin De Bruyne, James Maddison, James Ward-Prowse, Heung-Min Son, and Trent Alexander-Arnold have surpassed him since his Premier League debut.