Excerpt: Presented in .csv format, Man City’s data trove is a “time-coded feed that lists all player action events within the game with a player, team, event type, minute and second for each action, together with the x/y/z co-ordinates for each event”, thereby enabling “heat map, touch map, passing matrices and mapping attacking play and distribution”. This is the same data that Man City credits with guiding it toward the best defensive record in the Premiership for the past two seasons.
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