Offside master Darwin Nunes sets unwanted Premier League milestones in Liverpool vs Manchester United cracker

Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez | Imago

Offside master Darwin Nunes sets unwanted Premier League milestones in Liverpool vs Manchester United cracker

Ayoola Kelechi 18:36 - 10.03.2024

The Liverpool striker struggled to stay onside during the first half between Liverpool and Manchester City

In a highly anticipated Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, Liverpool's forward, Darwin Nunez, managed to make an unexpected mark on the game. 

However, it wasn't the kind of record one would celebrate, as Nunez set some unwanted milestones related to being offside.

Unprecedented Offside Numbers After First-Half Offside Frenzy

According to data from SquawkaLive, Darwin Nunez has now been caught offside more times than any other player in the Premier League this season, accumulating a staggering 25 offside instances. This statistic is even more remarkable when compared to the entire Manchester City team, who have been collectively caught offside 29 times.

Nunez's offside struggles reached new heights during the first half of the match against Manchester City. SquawkaLive reports that the Uruguayan forward was flagged offside five times in the opening 45 minutes. To put this into perspective, Nunez surpassed the combined offside count of Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez throughout the entire Premier League season, with the duo having been caught offside only three times.

Premier League Game Offside Record

Opta further highlighted Nunez's offside dominance in the first half, revealing that he equaled the record for the most offsides by a player in a single Premier League game for the 2023-24 season. The five offside decisions in one half place Nunez among the players with the highest offside counts in a match this campaign.

While individual records are often celebrated in football, Darwin Nunez's offside milestones in the Liverpool vs. Manchester City encounter are undoubtedly not the kind a player aims for. The Uruguayan forward's offside prowess during this match has left him with records that may not be cherished but will certainly be remembered in the annals of Premier League statistics.

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