Vital Statistics: Preston

14th January 2019
First team

Swansea City maintained their unbeaten start to 2019 as they played out a 1-1 draw against Preston at Deepdale.

Here are some of the key figures as Graham Potter's men were pegged back after leading in Lancashire.

4 – Bersant Celina’s pull-back for Courtney Baker-Richardson to open the scoring was the Kosovo international’s fourth assist of the season, moving him level with Leroy Fer and Barrie McKay for the most in the Swans squad.

6 – Preston’s equaliser at Deepdale came via a debatable penalty, and marked the sixth time this season that Swansea have given away a spot-kick. Five of those have been successfully converted.

The Swans did not give away a single penalty in their first 13 games, with the half-dozen all coming in the last 14.

10 – Daniel Johnson’s finish from the spot denied the Swans back-to-back clean sheets following their shut-out at Aston Villa in the FA Cup. Their last clean sheet in the league came at Bolton, meaning they have conceded in each of their last 10 Championship fixtures.

32 – However, despite that run without a clean sheet, Swansea’s defensive record remains among the best in the division. The tally of 32 goals conceded in 27 games is the seventh-best in the Championship. Only Middlesbrough (19), Leeds (28), Sheffield United (28), Bristol City (29), Birmingham (30) and Nottingham Forest (31) have conceded fewer goals.

121 – Baker-Richardson scored his third goal of the season at Deepdale, finishing off a fine team move from close range. He is scoring at a rate of a goal every 121 minutes he is on the pitch. The best such return in the Swans squad. Those three goals have come from four shots on target.

1076 – Swansea have started 2019 with three-consecutive away games, and the Jack Army have already racked up more than 1,000 miles in round journeys from the Liberty to Reading, Aston Villa and Preston.