Vital Statistics | Blackpool, Barnsley and Reading
Following a busy week with another trio of games, we look at some of the key stats from our fixtures against Blackpool, Barnsley and Reading.
1 – Ryan Manning netted his first goal for Swansea City against Reading, with his stunning volley arriving in what was his 40th appearance for the club.
4 – The Irishman also has four assists to his name this season, the most of any Championship defender. The only campaign in which he has bettered that figure was when he racked up seven for QPR during the 2019-20 season.
8 – Jamie Paterson’s goals against Barnsley and Reading took his tally for the season to eight, his only seasons with a higher goalscoring return were at Walsall (13 in 2012-13) and Nottingham Forest (12 in 2013-14).
9 – Swansea’s tally of nine clean sheets – the ninth coming at Barnsley – is the third highest in the Championship behind only Bournemouth and Birmingham.
11 – Joel Piroe’s magnificent goal against Blackpool was his 11th in just 18 appearances for the Swans, meaning he reached that figure faster than Rhian Brewster manager during his successful stint with the Swans (11 in 22 games).
19 – Swansea’s tally of 19 shots on goal against Reading was their highest number in any league game so far this season, with 10 of those being attempts on target.
38 – Swansea have not lost a game in 90 minutes to Barnsley since 1983, the penalty shoot-out defeat in the 2006 League One play-off final being the only time the Tykes have tasted success in the intervening period.
161 – Kyle Naughton completed 161 passes against Barnsley, a tally that was nine more than the entire Tykes team managed between them at Oakwell.
811 – The 811 passes Swansea City completed in victory at Barnsley was the most by any side in the top four tiers of English football this season. It was the highest figure in the Championship for two years. The Swans went on to rack up another 740 passes in the defeat to Reading.