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Rodri passes his way to Premier League history

20 Feb 2020
Rodri, Man City

Manchester City midfielder beat Jorginho's record by completing 178 of 188 attempted passes against West Ham

Manchester City goalscorer Rodri made Premier League history with a passing masterclass during their 2-0 win over West Ham United on Wednesday night.

The Spaniard attempted 188 passes of which he was successful with 178, completing nine more than the whole West Ham team combined.

Both of these totals are the most by a player in a single Premier League match since such data was recorded from 2003/04.

Most passes in a PL match since 03/04*
Player  Club Opp Date Passes
Rodri MCI WHU 19/02/20 188
Jorginho CHE WHU 23/09/18 180
Gundogan MCI BHA 12/05/19 176
Gundogan MCI CHE 04/03/18 174
Jorginho CHE NEW 26/08/18 173

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho had held the record for the most passes in a match, racking up 180 in a goalless draw at West Ham last season.

Indeed, Rodri also bettered the successful pass record by 11, which belonged to team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, who found a team-mate 167 times in a 1-0 win over Chelsea in March 2018.

Most successful passes in a PL match
Player  Club Opp Date Passes
Rodri MCI WHU 19/02/20 178
Gundogan MCI CHE 04/03/18 167
Gundogan  MCI BHA 12/05/19 166
Fernandinho MCI EVE 31/03/18 164
Jorginho CHE WHU 23/09/18 162

*since 2003/04

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