2022-11-25 09:14:25

xG World Cup review: Day six scorelines according to expected goals

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We deliver the xG (expected goals) scoreline, a 'fairness' rating and noteworthy data points from across day six of the World Cup.

Wales suffered defeat to Iran in the opening game of matchday two, with a late red card for Wayne Hennessey and two late goals putting Rob Page's side on the brink of elimination.

Kieffer Moore missed the games best chance (56%) in the twelfth minute, but after that scare, Wales racked up just 0.41 xGF, so offered little in the way of attacking threat.

Iran took control of the game soon after, and created the better of the chances, and as the red card saw Wales drop even deeper, the opening goal came from a strike from range which had just a 3% chance of being scored.

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