Vital Statistics | Swansea City v Preston North End

20th April 2023
First team
Preston team cele

Swansea City made it five wins from six gams with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Preston North End. Here are some of the key facts and figures from the night.

2 – This was the second time this season that Swansea have scored four goals in a game, last doing so against Watford at the end of December.

4 – Joe Allen made the most key passes of any player on the pitch with four.

4 – Joel Piroe’s 42nd and 43rd goals for Swansea moved him up to fourth in the list of leading marksmen in the Championship this term. Only Chuba Akpom (28), Viktor Gyokeres (20) and Carlton Morris (19) have more than the Dutchman’s tally of 18.

7 – For Joel Piroe this was a seventh brace in Swansea City colours.

15 – Nathan Wood and Ben Cabango made a total of 15 combined tackles, interceptions and clearances.

Matt Grimes PNE

16 – Swansea City have taken 16 points from the last 18 available in the Championship. No team in the second tier has a better record over the last six games.

60 – This was the first time Swansea and Preston had shared six goals or more in a game in over 60 years. The last occasions was a Second Division game in December 1963 that ended in a 5-1 Swansea win.

88 – Captain Matt Grimes was once again at the heart of Swansea’s play with the ball. No player made more successful passes than the midfielder’s total of 88.

4,009 – Joe Allen’s goal was his first for Swansea since netting in a 4-4 draw against Wolves on April 28, 2012, some 4,009 days previous.