Vital Statistics: Gillingham and Birmingham

30th January 2019
First team

In an action-packed few days Swansea City have booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup and picked up another valuable Championship point against Birmingham.

Here, we look at the key statistics from two highly-entertaining fixtures.

5 - Bersant Celina's stunning strike against Gillingham will live long in the memory, and it was just the fifth goal Swansea have scored direct from a shot outside the opposition penalty area in the 47 they have netted so far in 2018-19.

6 - Barrie McKay's pair of assists in the FA Cup win over the Gills took him to six for the season. No Swansea player has directly set up more goals than the Scotsman this term.

7 - Oli McBurnie has moved his tally on to 15 goals for the season, matching Fernando Llorente's tally from the 2016-17 season. That's impressive enough, but his record in 2019 stands at an incredible seven goals in just four appearances.

12 - The draw with Birmingham means Swansea have now played a dozen games in the month of January without defeat. Their last reverse in the first month of the year came against Tottenham in their first match of 2018.

16 - Having struggled for goals earlier in the season, Swansea have certainly hit their stride when it comes to putting the ball in the net in 2019. In just six games this year, Graham Potter's men have scored 16 goals at an average of 2.6 per game.

20 - McBurnie's last-gasp finish against the Blues ensured Swansea ended the month of January unbeaten, marking the first time they have completed a calendar month without defeat since May 2017, 20 months ago.

54 - Swansea are in the last 16 of the FA Cup for the second-straight season. The only previous time they have managed that in their history was 54 years ago in 1965 when the Swans reached the fifth round the year after getting to the semi-finals.

100 - While injury unfortunately curtailed his involvement, Leroy Fer brought up his 100th Swansea City appearance against Birmingham. He is the 185th player to reach that milestone for the club.