Vital Statistics | Brentford

27th December 2019
First team
Brentford Andre Ayew

Swansea City suffered Boxing Day disappointment at Brentford. Here are the key facts and figures from Griffin Park.

2 – This was only Swansea’s second away defeat of the season so far, the other having come at West Brom.

4 – This was the fourth time in successive seasons that Swansea have lost on Boxing Day. Previous defeats had come against West Ham, Liverpool and Aston Villa.

5 – Andre Ayew has now scored five goals in his last four appearances for the Swans.

5 – In the five meetings between the sides since the start of last season the winning side has scored three goals or more.

11 – The Ghanaian’s close-range finish also took his tally for the season to 11.

Brentford Ben Cabango Ben Wilmot

24 – This was Swansea’s first defeat at Griffin Park since 1995, 24 years ago.

39 - Ben Wilmot and Ben Cabango started a league game for the first time. The young centre-halves have a combined age of just 39. That’s just five years more than the age of Wayne Routledge, the elder statesman of the Swans squad.

65 – A trio of players made their 65th league starts for the Swans: Connor Roberts, Matt Grimes and Andre Ayew.

70 – The knee injury suffered by Mike van der Hoorn in the warm-up ended a run of 70-straight league starts by the Dutchman.