Vital statistics: Preston

13th August 2018
First team

Swansea City made it six points from six in the Championship this season thanks to Saturday's 1-0 win over Preston North End.

We take a look at the key numbers after Graham Potter secured victory in his first home game as Swans boss.


21 – Jay Fulton scored his first league goal for the Swans this weekend in his 21st league game for the club since he signed back in 2014.

11 – The Swans kept their first clean sheet in 11 games to secure victory over Preston. Their last shutout was in the goalless draw at Huddersfield back in March.

189 – Leroy Fer returned to action on Saturday just 189 days, or a little over six months, since rupturing his Achilles.

2 – The Swans have started a new season with back-to-back league wins for the first time since 2014-15, when Garry Monk’s team beat Manchester United and then Burnley.

4 – Preston goalkeeper Declan Rudd’s penalty save was his first in more than four years. He last stopped a spot-kick back in February 2014 against Colchester.

2 – Graham Potter has become the first Swans boss since Michael Laudrup back in 2012 to win his opening two competitive fixtures. Laudrup’s Swans demolished Queens Park Rangers and then eased past West Ham.

18 – The Swans are now unbeaten in their last 18 home fixtures against Preston. The Deepdale club last won in SA1 back in 1961.

12 – 20-year-old Joe Rodon made his senior Swans debut this weekend some 12 years after joining his local club.