Assists Explained - Week 29

2nd March 2017By: Tom Green

The allocation of assists is often a major talking point and this article gives managers an insight as to certain points were or were not given.

Please note that assists awarded during live updates are provided by a feed – no assists are awarded by the feed for penalties, own goals, rebounds off the woodwork, goalkeeping parries/dropped crosses etc. Also, “double assists” are never awarded by the feed. Goals are subsequently reviewed by the Fantasy League Assist Panel and amended manually after all of the day’s matches have been completed.

Hull 1 Burnley 0
Goal: Tom Huddlestone
Assist: No assist

Hull missed the opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone as they drew with Burnley at the weekend. Huddlestone opened the scoring from the penalty spot after a Kamil Grosicki corner was handled by Michael Keane. As the handball was not a goal-line clearance, no assist was awarded.

West Brom 0 Bournemouth 1
Goal: Josh King
Assist: Ryan Fraser

West Brom inflicted further woes on Bournemouth as they came from a goal down to beat the Cherries 2-1 at the Hawthorns. With five minutes played, Fraser was brought down in the box by Allan Nyom, with King stepping up to score the resulting penalty. As the live scoring feed does not award assists for penalties, the assist was added after all Saturday's matches were completed.

West Brom 2 Bournemouth 1
Goal: Gareth McAuley
Assist: No assist

The Baggies completed a quick turnaround when McAuley converted a loose ball from close range for his sixth Premier League goal of the season. Artur Boruc made insufficient contact with his attempted punch from a Chris Brunt corner, causing the ball to hit the back of defender Steve Cook and falling conveniently into McAuley's path.

Watford 1 West Ham 0
Goal: Troy Deeney
Assists: Mauro Zarate

Watford missed the chance to do the double over West Ham after substitute a second half equalizer earned the Hammers a point at Vicarage Road. Playing against his former club, Zarate was fouled for an early penalty which Deeney converted from the spot. Again, as the live scoring feed does not award assists for penalties, the assist was added after the match.

Watford 1 West Ham 1
Goal: Andre Ayew
Assist: Michail Antonio

After Antonio had unleashed a shot which rebounded off both posts, Ayew was on hand to slot home the loose ball. The live scoring feed does not award assists for shots that rebound off the woodwork to the goalscorer, yet alone off both uprights, so this was also added manually.


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