Vital Statistics | Sunderland
Swansea City recorded four consecutive league wins for the first time under Russell Martin with a victory at home against Sunderland on Saturday.
Here we look at some of the key facts and figures from the game.
0.95 – Ryan Manning was involved in more attacking play than anyone else on the pitch on Saturday. He scored highly on the xG chain meaning he was involved in the earlier stages of attacking moves which ended with either a goal or high xG rating (the role sometimes referred to as the pre-assist or pre-pre-assist). Manning’s score of 0.95 was unmatched with Joel Piroe second on 0.71 and Ben Cabango third with 0.65. By contrast the highest score for Sunderland was Luke O’Nien’s 0.38.
2 – Ollie Cooper is the second Swansea City academy graduate to have scored for the Swans this season following Ben Cabango’s winner at Watford in midweek.
3 – Harry Darling’s goal on Saturday was the third scored from a set-piece in three games.
4 – Luke Cundle made his fourth appearance for the Swans on Saturday. Swansea have won all four games in which he has featured.
5 – Olivier Ntcham now has five goal involvements for the 2022-23 season (three goals and two assists). Both Ryan Manning and Joel Piroe have four goal involvements with the former registering two goals and two assists and the latter scoring four goals.
6 – No one registered more successful defensive actions than Ryan Manning on Saturday. He won three tackles and made three successful interceptions.
7 – Seven of the Swans starting line-up were aged 23 or under.
9 – The past 10 Swansea City goals have been scored by nine different players: Ollie Cooper, Harry Darling, Olivier Ntcham (2), Ben Cabango, Matty Sorinola, Michael Obafemi, Ryan Manning, Luke Cundle, Joel Piroe.
15 – The Swans have picked up 15 points from the past six games, more than any other Championship team in that period.
15 – Since the start of September, Swansea City have climbed 15 league places.
23.8 – The Swans starting line-up had an average age of 23.8. The youngest in any Championship fixture that weekend.
6,111 – Swansea City have completed 6,111 successful passes so far this season. Only Saturday’s opponents Burnley have managed more.