REVEALED: Premier League record BROKEN! Longest distances covered

first_img 8 8 10. Marouane Fellaini covered 13.12km during Man United v Southampton, which is the 10th longest amount of ground covered so far in the Premier League this season* – Click the arrow to see which players have covered the most ground – He may have a somewhat agricultural style when he plays, but there can be no denying the level of effort that Marouane Fellaini puts in when called on for Man United. So much so, that he has covered the tenth most amount of ground in a single match, in the Red Devil’s 2-1 victory over Southampton back in December. 3. Tom Carroll – 13.47km covered during Swansea v Southampton – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – It’s usually considered that players on loan try extra hard to get noticed or secure a permanent move, and while that may be true, it shouldn’t distract from the efforts of Tom Carroll. Swansea’s loan star has covered the ground in the middle of the park when given the chance, with his greatest distance come in the Swans’ recent victory over Southampton. 8 8 2. George Boyd – 13.55km covered during Burnley v Newcastle – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – It’s that man again. The Scottish international’s almost unparalleled efforts on the pitch see him feature FOUR times in the top ten. While he certainly notched up the kilometres against Aston Villa, Man United and Stoke respectively, it was in Burnley’s entertaining 3-3 draw with Newcastle on New Year’s Day that was his furthest distance this season. 6/5/4. George Boyd – 13.24km/13.30km/13.34km covered during Burnley v Aston Villa/Man United/Stoke – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – George Boyd puts in so much effort that he occupies places six through four in this list. Undoubtedly Burnley’s busiest player on the pitch this season, Boyd frequently breaks through the 13km barrier. An incredible effort from a player that perhaps will feel he should be on the better end of a lot of results. It’s a mentality largely celebrated in British football, but sometimes there can little substitute for good, old fashioned effort on the pitch.Whether that come in the form of tough-tackling, or in this instance, dogged running around, fans tend to show great appreciation for players who leave everything on the pitch.With that in mind, we celebrate those players here, looking at the top ten players to have covered the most distances in a single game so far this season.*All stats correct up to 12 February 2015.Click the arrow above to see who is number one.All data courtesy of EA Sports Player Performance Index, the Official Player Ranking Index of the Premier League. Pick, manage and play as your own team of stars in EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. Find out more at #FEELTHEGAME 7. Gylfi Sigurdsson – 13.18km covered during Swansea v Man United – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – The Iceland international is widely regarded as one of the hardest working players in the Premier League, so it should come as no surprise that he features in this list. Sigurdsson kicked of the season by running an impressive 13.18km and scoring a goal as Swansea opened their campaign with victory over Man United back in August. 9. Harry Kane – 13.13km covered during Tottenham v Swansea – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – Frequently Spurs’ hero this season, it seems there is more to Harry Kane than simply putting the ball in the back of the net. The Englishman’s work-rate is certainly up there with the best of them, notching up a respectably 13km during Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Swansea in December. 8. Christian Eriksen – 13.17km covered during Tottenham v Swansea – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – Almost as important as Kane to Tottenham this season has been Christian Eriksen. The Dane has largely been Spurs’ creative outlet, but much like his in-form team-mate, he is at the forefront of his side’s efforts on the pitch. 8 1. James Milner – 13.56km covered during Man City v Stoke – James Milner gets a lot of stick for not being the most elaborate or flash of players, but that shouldn’t discount from his herculean efforts for club or country. The Man City attacker has dug his side out of a couple of holes in recent weeks and was on hand once again in the eventual 4-1 victory over Stoke, scoring yet again and recording the largest amount of ground covered this season. 8 8 8last_img