Vital statistics: Reading

29th October 2018
First team

​​​​​​​Swansea City moved up to eighth in the Championship courtesy of their weekend win over Reading.

We take a look at the key numbers following another morale-boosting victory.


6 – Oli McBurnie scored both goals against Reading, taking his tally to six in 15 Swans appearances this season.

8 – McBurnie is hoping the Reading double will start a scoring streak having gone eight Swans games without a goal before the weekend.

7 – The Swans have now clocked up seven clean sheets in 15 league games in 2018-19. Only Middlesbrough (nine) have managed more in the Championship.

11 – Graham Potter’s team have conceded 11 league goals this season. Tony Pulis’s Boro (eight) are the only second-tier side who can better that record.

17 – The Swans’ defensive record is extremely impressive, but Potter will want more from his team going forward. They have scored 17 league goals so far. Only one team, QPR, in the Championship’s current top 18 clubs have found the target on fewer occasions (15).

1,350 – Connor Roberts is still to miss a minute of Championship action this season having played the full game once more against Reading. He is now up to 1,350 league minutes this term.

10 – The Swans are now unbeaten in 10 competitive matches against Reading, with their last defeat against the Royals coming 10 years ago.

64 – Potter’s side had 64 per cent of possession on Saturday.

2 – The Swans are celebrating back-to-back home league wins for the first time since early this year, when Carlos Carvalhal’s team chalked up four in a row (against Liverpool, Arsenal, Burnley and West Ham).

6 – The top 10 clubs in the Championship are separated by just six points.