Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Swans
It is time for some statistics as we look ahead to Swansea City’s Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie at Sheffield Wednesday today (12.30pm).
The Swans could earn a place in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup for the first time in 54 years if they can see off Carlos Carvalhal’s former club today.
1 – Swansea have lost only one of their last nine meetings with Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (D4 L4), though this is their first meeting since March 2010 in the Championship. That game was a goalless draw at the Liberty in which Shefki Kuqi was among a host of Swans who missed good chances.
9 – Swansea are currently nine games unbeaten in all competitions and have lost just one of their 11 matches since former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carvalhal took charge.
5 – The Swans had won just five of their previous 23 games before Carvalhal’s appointment in January (D4, L14).
2 – Darren Pratley scored both goals in a 2-0 Swans win when they last went to Sheffield Wednesday in 2009. That was the club’s first ever victory at Hillsborough.
11 – The Swans recorded their biggest ever FA Cup win in their fourth-round replay against Notts County last week (8-1), making them the highest scoring top-flight side in the competition this season with 11 goals.
100 – The Owls have a 100 per cent record against the Swans in the FA Cup having won the only previous encounter between these sides in the competition, by 1-0 at home in the third round in 1961-62.
1 – Owls boss Jos Luhukay has lost only one of his nine games in charge since taking charge in early January.
21 – Wednesday haven’t reached the FA Cup quarter-finals in 21 years, losing all of their four fifth-round ties since then.
1993 – Wednesday haven’t beaten a top-flight opponent in the FA Cup since their 1993 semi-final win over Sheffield United, drawing five and losing 12 since.
PLAYERS WITH THE MOST … ASSISTS
Sheffield Wednesday: Adam Reach – 7
Swans: Tom Carroll – 3
27 – Meetings in all competitions between the two sides, with the Swans winning five, drawing 10 and losing 12.