Stats: Swans v Manchester United

24th October 2017
First team

It is time for some statistics as we look ahead to tonight’s Carabao Cup fourth-round tie between the Swans and holders Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium (7.45pm).

The Swans will be hoping to pull off a shock as they try to book a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Ahead of the game we take a look at the match from a statistical perspective.



1 – The Swans have won the League Cup once, in the 2012-13 season. The Swans’ first major domestic trophy was secured when Michael Laudrup's team beat Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley.

6 – The total number of goals the Swans have scored in the first two rounds of the 2017-18 Carabao Cup, against Reading and MK Dons.

2 – Leroy Fer and Jordan Ayew have scored two goals each for the Swans so far in the 2017-18 Carabao Cup campaign.

12 – The Swans have won 12 of their last 17 League Cup matches over six seasons.

0 – The Swans have never faced United in the League Cup before.


Manchester United

5 – Manchester United have won the League Cup five times in their history (in 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2017).

4 – The number of goals United scored in their only match of the 2017-18 Carabao Cup so far, against Burton Albion. United entered the competition in the third round as they are also involved in the Champions League.

2 – The number of goals Marcus Rashford scored in the third-round tie against Burton Albion.

9 – The number of changes Jose Mourinho made for the third-round tie against Burton Albion to the team that faced Everton in United’s previous league game.

1 – The number of domestic defeats United have suffered so far this season. That loss came on Saturday at Huddersfield Town.



30 – Meetings in all competitions between the clubs. The Swans have won 10, drawn 6 and lost 14, with the last meeting ending in a 4-0 United win at the Liberty Stadium in August.