Vital Statistics | Preston

19th August 2019
First team
Mike van der Hoorn

Swansea City extended their unbeaten home run with victory over Preston at the Liberty Stadium. Here are the key facts and figures from Saturday's game.

1 – Borja Baston’s brace was his first in Swansea City colours, and his first for any club since netting twice in Eibar’s 5-2 defeat at Athletic Bilbao in January 2016.

3 – This was the third home game in a row in which Swansea City have come from behind to take victory, having done so against Hull, Northampton and Preston.

Prior to this sequence the Swans had won just twice in 2019 after conceding the first goal; at home to Brentford in the FA Cup and at home to Rotherham in the Championship.

13 – Swansea are unbeaten in 13 home league games, matching the number achieved under Brendan Rodgers (not including the play-off semi-final win over Nottingham Forest) in 2011. The previous longest unbeaten run of home regular-season fixtures was a sequence of 20 between October 1999 and August 2000.

17 – The Swans have scored in 17 straight games at the Liberty in all competitions. The last side to keep Swansea scoreless in SA1 were Aston Villa on Boxing Day of last season. In that time the Swans have scored 43 goals, an average of 2.5 a game.

18 – Preston have now made 18 long journeys to SA1 from Lancashire without tasting league victory over the Swans. Their last win came back in 1961.

50 – Connor Roberts made his 50th league start for the Swans.

50 – Mike van der Hoorn started his 50th successive league game.

60 – Captain Matt Grimes made his 60th appearance for Swansea City.

65 - Jay Fulton made his 65th first-team appearance since his arrival in January 2014.