Vital Statistics | Rotherham United v Swansea City

1st August 2022
First team
Joel Piroe keeps the ball in at the by-line against Rotherham United

Swansea City opened the 2022-23 season with a draw against Rotherham United. Here, we look at some of the key stats from the game at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

1 - Harry Darling marked his Swansea City debut with a superb goal, making him the first Swans player to find the net on his first appearance since Joel Piroe at Reading last season. It was the first goal on a league debut for the club since Yan Dhanda scored against Sheffield United in 2018.

5 - No player made more key passes in the game than the five made by Swansea captain Matt Grimes.

5 - It was Swansea's first draw on the opening day of the season in five years. The last came via a goalless draw at Southampton in 2017.

6 - The Swans are now unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Millers, winning five and drawing one.

Matt Grimes running with the ball

14 - Swansea had 14 shots on goal to the home side's nine.

22 - Swansea's pressure without the ball proved to be effective. From 59 defensive pressures, the visitors recovered the ball 13 times, for a success percentage of 22.

24 - The average age of the Swansea starting line-up was just 24 years of age.

74 - Swansea City's 74 per cent share of possession was the highest recorded by any Championship team on the opening weekend. Burnley had the second-highest share with 70 per cent.

138 - Rotherham successfully completed just 138 passes across the 90 minutes. Swansea skipper Grimes made 96 successful passes on his own.