There are a few clichés about analysing football matches that you should avoid. Here are five of them:
1. "It was a game of two halves." This is one of the most overused clichés in football. Yes, the match may have been evenly balanced in the first half, but that doesn't mean it will be the same in the second half. A team could get on top and completely dominate their opponents in the second half.
2. "The away side had more possession but didn't create any chances." Just because a team has more possession than their opponents doesn't mean they're going to win or even score goals. They need to create chances too!
3. "It was an exciting game with plenty of goals." Just because a game has lots of goals doesn't mean it was exciting to watch. Some games with lots of goals can be pretty boring as one team just keeps dominating proceedings.
4) "He's only been playing for ten minutes but he's already made an impact." It's not always fair to judge players based on how long they've been playing for - they may only have had ten minutes on the pitch, but that might still be enough time for them to make an impact if they're good enough!
5) "They were unlucky not to win/lose/draw" This is another cliché which can often be untrue - sometimes teams don't deserve to win, lose or draw based on how they played during the match
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