Vital Statistics: Millwall

11th February 2019
First team

Swansea City moved up to 11th in the Championship table with victory over Millwall at the Liberty Stadium.

Here, we look at some of the stand-out statistics as Graham Potter's men claimed a valuable three points.

5 - George Byers struck the winner for the Swans, with the midfielder getting reward for his persistence. No player had more than his five shots on goal.

6 - Despite victory, the Swans remain six points adrift of the Championship play-off places with 15 games remaining.

9 - Byers scored his first senior goal for the Swans with his left-footed strike proving the difference between the sides. He became the ninth player to score their first league goal for the club this season. The previous eight were Oli McBurnie, Yan Dhanda, Jay Fulton, Courtney Baker-Richardson, Connor Roberts, Bersant Celina, Barrie McKay and Daniel James.

10 - The shut-out against Neil Harris' side means Swansea have kept clean sheets in two of their last three home league games. It also took their clean sheet tally into double figures in the Championship.

16 - Byers' winner made him the 16th contributor to the Swans' 'Goals For' column this season.

17 - We are not long into 2019 but the Swans have already racked up 17 goals in the calendar year, winning five, drawing two and losing just one of their eight games to date. By comparison, from the start of the season it took the Swans 16 games to score 17 goals.

50 - Jay Fulton's late appearance from the bench saw the Scot make his 50th Swansea City appearance, just over five years after joining the club from Falkirk.


89 - Victory ensured the Swans did the double over Millwall, having previously triumphed 2-1 at The Den earlier in the season. It marked the first time since the 1929-30 season that Swansea had beaten the Lions home and away in league action, a gap of 89 years.

95 - Matt Grimes has been in impressive form in the Swans midfield, and his statistics against Millwall underline his important. No player on either side had more touches than the 95 the former Exeter man had, accounting for nearly 10 per cent of the total touches in the game. He completed 72 of 82 passes, more than any other player.