Vital Statistics: Aston Villa

7th January 2019
First team

Swansea City made it two wins from two in 2019 as they advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa.

Here we look at the key numbers on the back of a fine performance at Villa Park.

3 - Jay Fulton made sure of Swansea's win by sweeping home the third goal with 12 minutes remaining, taking the Scottish midfielder's tally to three for 2018-19. Should he find the net between now and the end of the season it will be his best campaign for goals scored. He scored three goals in a season on three separate occasions during his time at Falkirk.

4 - Leroy Fer produced an outstanding midfield display, setting up goals for Nathan Dyer and Fulton and doubling his assist tally for the season to four in the process. Only Barrie McKay has laid on as many goals for a team-mate so far this campaign.

5 - The weekend win means Swansea have a 50 per cent success rate over the last decade when it comes to advancing beyond the third round in the FA Cup. They have emerged victorious in five of their last 10 ties at the last-64 stage.

7 - Dyer scored his first goal since February to help the Swans to victory. It means the winger's last seven goals for the club have all come in knock-out competitions. Those goals have come against Everton (EFL Cup), Tranmere (FA Cup), York (EFL Cup), Notts County (FA Cup, x2), Sheffield Wednesday (FA Cup) and now Villa.

10 - While delighted with victory, Graham Potter and his defenders are likely to have been every bit as happy with a clean sheet. The shut-out against Villa was Swansea's first in 10 games, the last having come in the Championship win at Bolton in November.

13 - Villa's failure to find the net meant it was the first time this season they had failed to score on home turf. The Villans had scored in all 13 previous games at Villa Park this season. The last time they had failed to score at home had come in the play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough in May.

58 - Much has been made this season of Swansea's ability to take their chances front of goal, but they have been pretty efficient on that front in the opening days of 2019. In games against Reading and Aston Villa the Swans had 12 shots on target, converting seven of them for a success rate of 58 per cent.