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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Swans 4 - Villa 1 Match Stats and Analysis

That's it, We Are Premier League for another season.  Norwich and Fulham can't catch us and as things stand only 1 of Sunderland or Cardiff could mathematically get as high as 39 points so another season in the top flight is guaranteed.

Obviously this game will be remembered for a long long time for that finish from Shelvey (the amount it dips at the end is incredible, everything about it is absolutely perfect).

He's certainly not afraid to have a pop from distance, last season Swansea only scored two league goals from further out than the D but Jonjo has done it 4 times himself this season (along with another from the edge of the box v Fulham).
Left: All Swans goals in 2012/13 with only two outside box: Michu's v QPR on opening day and De Guzman's free kick against Stoke.  Right: Shelvey's league goals this season
Given the goal and Premier League survival it seems a bit churlish to be over analytical of the performance, but the fact that Swansea scored from their first two shots (and only had 3 overall in the first half) suggests that it was one of those days where things go your way.
Shots by Minute: Villa with the majority of shots in first half (although most from distance) but offered relatively little in the 2nd half
Detailed analysis can wait, I'm going to just watch that Shelvey gif a few more times...

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