Vital Statistics | Birmingham City

27th August 2019
First team
Borja celebrates his goal

Swansea City enjoyed a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Birmingham City on Sunday. Here we look at the key facts and figures from the game.

1 – Steve Cooper has the best record of any Swansea City manager or head coach over his first five league games. The 39-year-old is the first man to enjoy four wins and draw from his first quintet of games.

11 – Swansea City are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions, equalling their longest unbeaten run since a 16-match sequence during the 2008-09 season.

11 – The Swans have scored 11 Championship goals from their first five games, the best tally in the division.

14 – Swansea City are unbeaten in 14 home league games, their best such run since moving to the Liberty Stadium.

Steve Cooper

16 – Borja Baston’s haul of five goals from the first five games of the season is the best by a Swansea player since Lee Trundle opened the 2003-04 campaign with six goals from the first five games, 16 years ago.

41 – Swansea City are enjoying their best start to a season since John Toshack’s 1978-79 vintage.

67 – This was the Swans’ biggest home win over Birmingham in 67 years, with the hosts having claimed a 4-0 win in 1952.

344 – This was Yan Dhanda’s first league start for Swansea City since the goalless draw with Nottingham Forest on September 15, 2018. Ending a 344-day wait for the midfielder.

716 – Swansea City completed 716 passes against the Blues from a 73.4 per cent share of possession. Both figures are an early high for the new season.