SATURDAY STATS: Newcastle United v Swans

25th April 2015

Saturday means it's time for some statistics as we look ahead to the Swans' fixture against Newcastle United at St James' Park.
With the focus on this afternoon's clash with John Carver's side, we take a look at the game via a statistical view.

Newcastle United
The Magpies are currently on a six-match losing streak. Defeat against the Swans would be see them lose seven consecutive games for the first time since 1977.
Newcastle lead the table when it comes to catching the opposition successfully offside, having done so on 102 occasions. However, only QPR (59) have conceded more than the Magpies (54).
Carver's side have only scored three goals in the opening half-hour of matches this term.
It has been 31 matches since Newcastle have recorded a 0-0 draw, while they have not sealed consecutive wins for 21 games.
With 12 bookings, Jack Colback has received the most yellow cards in the division this season.

Lukasz Fabianski passed a century of saves during last weekend's defeat at Leicester. The Polish keeper now has 102 for the season.
Not since November 1 (Everton away) have the Swans been held to a goal-less draw.
Ki Sung-Yueng has made the most completed passes (1,437) of any Swans player this season.
Skipper Ashley Williams has featured for the most minutes this season - totting up 2,970 minutes.
Only Southampton's Jose Fonte (97) has made more interceptions than Williams (86) this season.

Players with the most.... fouls committed
Newcastle: Moussa Sissoko - 48
Swans: Wayne Routledge - 36

Overall, Newcastle have the edge in total meetings. The Swans have won 13, drawn six and lost the remaining 22.
The Swans, however, have won four and drawn one of the last five encounters. That draw came in the last meeting between the clubs, with Wilfried Bony and Wayne Routledge on target in a 2-2 draw while Papiss Cisse scored both Newcastle's goals.
The Swans are also unbeaten in their three Premier League matches at St James' Park.