Stats: Newcastle v Swans

13th January 2018
First team

It’s time for some statistics as we look ahead to Swansea City’s clash with Newcastle United this afternoon (3pm).

The Swans are aiming to record their first win of 2018 and fourth victory at St James’ Park in the Premier League.


Newcastle

2 – Rafa Benitez's Magpies have won their last two Premier League games against Swansea, having won just one of their first nine against them in the competition.

7 – Newcastle have won seven points from their last 12 available in the Premier League (W2 D1 L1), after a run that saw them pick up just one point from a possible 27 (W0 D1 L8).

1984 – Newcastle have not done the league double over the Swans since the 1983-84 Second Division season, when they were promoted and the men from the Vetch went down.

3 – Ayoze Perez has scored three goals in his last two games for Newcastle in all competitions – more than he’d managed in his previous 21 combined (2).

2 – Jamaal Lascelles has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Swansea, including the winner in this season’s reverse fixture.

 


Swans

7 – The Swans’ win at Watford in their last Premier League away game ended a run of seven straight defeats on the road – they last won back-to-back away games in the competition in January 2017 (v Crystal Palace and Liverpool).

3 – The Swans have won on three of their five Premier League visits to St James’ Park, drawing one and losing just one. At no away ground have they won more in the competition (also three at the Emirates, Selhurst Park, Villa Park and Craven Cottage).

2 – Jordan Ayew has scored in two of his last three Premier League appearances for the Swans.

3 – Wilfried Bony has scored three goals in his three appearances against Newcastle for the Swans.

1980 – Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson are among only 17 players to have played all 1980 minutes in this season’s Premier League.


Players with most… blocks

Swans: Alfie Mawson – 17

Newcastle: Jamaal Lascelles – 15


Head-to-head

45 – Meetings between the sides in all competitions. The Swans have won 15, drawn six and lost 24, with the most recent showdown bringing a 1-0 defeat at the Liberty in September.