The most 'route one' Premier League teams – where do Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Norwich City rank?
The ‘long ball’ tactic can often come under criticism but teams have proven just how effective it can be.
By Jordan Cronin
Published 4th Aug 2020, 12:00 BST
Updated 4th Aug 2020, 12:09 BST
Courtesy of data from WyScout, we’ve looked at the number of long balls each Premier League club hit during the 2019-20 campaign to determine the most direct/ ‘route one’ teams.
So, where do Newcastle United rank? Scroll and click through the pages to discover which teams played the most – and least – long passes, ranked from highest to lowest:
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