Vital Statistics: Sheffield Wednesday

17th December 2018
First team

Swansea City closed the gap to the Championship play-off places as they fought back to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Here we take a look at all the key numbers as the Swans claim victory from a losing position once more, while Wayne Routledge records a notable career milestone.

1 – Routledge’s well-taken winner ensured the experienced winger scored in consecutive games for the first time in his career. His goals against Brentford and the Owls mean he has already surpassed his tally from last season.

3 – Those victories mean Graham Potter’s men have now won consecutive games on three separate occasions this term, the challenge will be to turn that into three in a row for the first time.

5 – Swansea’s defensive record ranks among the best in the Championship but they have now gone five games without keeping a clean sheet, their longest run without a shut-out under Potter.

9 – At the other end of the field Swansea have scored in nine-straight league games, last drawing a blank at Aston Villa in October. The last time Swansea had such a streak came during the 2014-15 season when they netted in 11 games in succession. Swansea also now have nine wins under their belt this season.

12 – The Swans’ come-from-behind win means Sheffield Wednesday have now made a dozen trips to Wales without tasting victory (D5, L7).

12 – Swansea have picked up four wins and 12 points after falling behind this season. Potter’s men mirrored their achievement in victories over Sheffield United, Millwall and Blackburn as they conceded the first goal but emerged victorious. By contrast, Swansea took just 10 points from losing positions last season.

32 – Swansea have moved on to 32 points for the season to date, meaning they can potentially pass last term’s Premier League tally of 33 before Christmas.