Edin i neke vrlo zanimljive statistike iz članka sa zvanične Internet stranice njegovog kluba pred 169. gradski derbi u nedelju – Manchester Utd. – Manchester City
Earlier this week we highlighted Sergio Aguero’s superb record against Manchester United – but there is one City striker the Reds should perhaps fear even more.
Strip down Edin Dzeko’s stats in Old Trafford derbies and you’re left with an incredible set of scoring statistics that no Premier League striker can come anywhere near matching.
City’s Bosnian forward can rightly claim to be United’s nemesis having scored four goals and made two assists in just 128 minutes of football at Old Trafford – that’s an average of one goal every 32 minutes!
The stats could have been even more impressive had one of those assists been credited as a goal for Dzeko as his shot brushed David Silva’s back on its way into the net during the February 2011 2-1 defeat to United – just four minutes after coming on as a 61st-minute substitute.
Last season he continued to haunt the Reds with one of the fastest derby goals on record as he scored in front of the Stretford End with only 43 seconds on the clock – that meant if you included the goals he’d scored in his previous visit he’d managed three goals at Old Trafford in 5.55 seconds! It’s doubtful any striker has ever scored so many in such a short period of time in United’s own backyard.
Dzeko bagged his second of that game on 56 minutes to seal the points in a 3-0 victory – but the story doesn’t quite end there.
While Edin has failed to find the net in any of the Etihad Manchester derbies, he scored home and away for Wolfsburg in the 2009 Champions League clashes with the Reds – and how’s this for a bizarre fact? Both goals were scored in the 56th-minute meaning he has now scored three times on 56 minutes against United.
Whether Edin starts or is a sub at Old Trafford on Sunday, he is clearly a talisman against United with a goal-scoring record that is nothing short of stunning. Long may it continue!
Doduše, i na žalost Bosanaca, pitanje je da li će Džeko započeti nedeljni meč, s obzirom na frku u klubu i Edinovu vrlo lošu igru protiv Crystal Palace-a u prošlom kolu.