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Vital Statistics | Blackburn Rovers & Reading FC

12th August 2021
First team

Following Swansea City's opening league fixture at Blackburn Rovers and Tuesday's win over Reading FC in the Carabao Cup, we take a look at some of the key facts and figures from the away contests. 

Blackburn Rovers 

Jamie Paterson netted for Swansea on Saturday, making him the first Jack since Morgan Gibbs-White (1-0 win against Preston North End last season) to score on his debut for the club. Paterson is the only Swan ever to get his debut goal against Blackburn Rovers.

5 - Swansea recorded an average pass streak of five against Blackburn, which is a number only bested once last year (the Swans recorded an average of six against Sheffield Wednesday on November 25, 2020). Last season, Swansea matched their average against Blackburn just six times: Watford (A), Derby County (A), Cardiff City x2, Wycombe Wanderers (A), Birmingham City (H).

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50 - The 50-year streak without a win at Ewood Park continues with the loss last Saturday.

71.6 – The Jacks dominated the share of the ball at Ewood Park; their 71.6% possession figure is the highest possession since the side's outing at Cardiff City Stadium (75.2% possession) last season.

571 – The Swans strung 571 total passes together against Blackburn, which is the highest number they’ve managed since March 2020.

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Reading FC

1 - Steven Benda recorded his first competitive clean sheet for the Swans, 

2 - Yan Dhanda assisted both Joel Latibeaudiere and Joel Piroe for their debut goals. 

3 The first round Carabao Cup tie saw Latibeaudiere and Piroe score their first goals for Swansea City. They join Liam Cullen in scoring their first goal for the club at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Cullen scored his first goal for the Swans in July 2020 in a 4-1 victory; a result which secured the Swans play-off place in the 2019-20 season.

8 The Swans have kept eight clean sheets in the last 16 games against the Royals. Scoring 27 goals and conceding 10.

Reading (A) Cullen celebration

16The Swans are unbeaten against Reading in 16 games, since 2008. 

73 The Swans registered 73% possession against Reading in Tuesday's nights first-round tie.