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Sky Sports iPad app adds football analysis tools

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Users of the Sky Sports app on the iPad can from today access the same analysis tools during football matches as used by Gary Neville and Ed Chamberlain on Ford Monday Night Football.

For the first time, viewers watching live coverage of Premier League games can get additional real-time information on matches, teams, tactics and players on the app.

Sky Sports iPad app football analysis tools

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The system includes Average Formation Maps for fans to follow how a team's shape develops throughout the match, enabling them to isolate key formations at crucial moments.

Player Touch Maps show which players have had the most impact on a match using data from every touch made by every player.

Both the Average Formation and Player Touch Maps include an adjustable timeline, meaning users can access information for a specific period of play, as well as half-time and full-time data.

There is also an Archive system that assess and compares teams and players with all the data available for the previous six Premier Leagues matches they have performed in.

Sky Sports iPad app football analysis tools

© Sky



Sky Sports match expert Gary Neville said: "Since joining Sky Sports this technology has allowed me to get a greater insight into a match. Now Sky customers can use the data I have at my fingertips, giving them the story behind the result."

David Gibbs, the director of Sky Sports Digital Media, said that analysis data on Monday Night Football is "popular" with viewers, and now they can access it for themselves.

"In the coming months we'll make other updates to the service as part of our on-going commitment to offer the most comprehensive range of apps and extra features providing clever and helpful ways of getting the most out of your favourite TV," he added.

The Sky Sports for iPad app was launched last year offering second-screen experiences around major sporting coverage, including Formula One, football, rugby and cricket.

Alongside a wealth of data and real-time information, the app also supports live video feeds, including a customisable split-screen view for watching two streams at the same time.

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