Vital Statistics | Reading

19th October 2022
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Have a look at some of the key facts and figures from Swansea City’s dramatic win over Reading, including some notable stats from the performance of skipper Matt Grimes.

3 – Ollie Cooper and Nathan Wood made more tackles than any other players with three apiece.

4 – Swansea City have scored four set-piece goals from their last five Championship games.

4 – Matt Grimes claimed his fourth assist of the season against the Royals. No Swansea player has more.

9 – The Swans captain also won possession for his side nine times, more than any other player.

10 – Swansea have secured 10 points from losing positions so far this season, more than any other Championship team. They secured 14 points from losing positions in total during the 2021-22 campaign.

10 – Swansea’s last 13 Championship goals have been shared between 10 players: Joel Piroe, Olivier Ntcham, Harry Darling, Ben Cabango, Ollie Cooper, Matty Sorinola, Michael Obafemi, Jay Fulton, Luke Cundle and Ryan Manning have been the players on the scoresheet.

11 – Swansea City came back from two goals down to win a game for the first time in over 11 years, last achieving the feat when coming from 3-1 behind to beat Middlesbrough 4-3 in February 2011.

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15 – The Swans are top of the Championship form table over the last six games, having won five and lost one of those half-dozen fixtures. They have taken 19 points from the last 27 available.

18 – Jay Fulton’s winner was his first Championship goal in 18 months, the midfielder last finding the net in a 2-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday in April 2021.

22.8 – The average age of Swansea’s starting line-up against Reading was just 22.8 years. Eight of the starting line-up were 23 or under. It was the Swans’ youngest XI of the season, and the youngest in the Championship so far this term.

100 – Nathan Wood completed every one of his 41 attempted passes for a 100 per cent pass completion rate.

141 – Grimes attempted 141 passes and completed 132 of them. Those are the highest figures by any Championship player in a match this season.

208 – Swansea made 208 successful passes in the final third, nearly four times Reading’s tally of 58.

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