Vital Statistics | Preston North End

14th September 2020
First team
Preston (A) Ayew 1

Following Swansea City’s opening-day win over Preston, we look at some of the key facts and figures from the victory at Deepdale.

1 – Morgan Gibbs-White netted a goal on his league debut for Swansea, becoming the first player to do so since Yan Dhanda scored the winner at Sheffield United at the start of the 2018-19 season.

1 – Gibbs-White’s close-range strike was also the first league goal of his senior career.

1 – Swansea have lost just one of their last nine away games (excluding play-off fixtures) in the Championship. The sole defeat in that run came at Fulham in February. There have been three wins and five draws.

4 – This was Swansea’s first clean sheet on the opening day since the 1-0 win at Burnley at the start of the 2016-17 season.

4 – This was just Swansea’s fourth victory in 32 visits to Deepdale stretching back over 95 years.

Preston (A) Gibbs-White celebration

7 – Swansea City are unbeaten in seven opening-day fixtures stretching back to a 4-1 defeat to Manchester United in 2013. They have won five and drawn two of those seven games.

12 – This was Swansea’s first win at Deepdale since September 2008, when a certain Ferrie Bodde scored a memorable goal from 40 yards.

85 – Swansea City’s three central defenders and goalkeeper at Deepdale had a combined age of 85. Marc Guehi and Ben Cabango are 20, while Joe Rodon is 22 and Freddie Woodman is 23.

125 – Andre Ayew made his 125th league appearance for Swansea City.