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Monday, 6 October 2014

Swans 2 - Newcastle 2 Match Stats

I think you'd be taking positive thinking too far not to be disappointed with just a point after taking the lead twice against a team with a recent record like Newcastle's.  Shot wise this was the first league game this season where we'd had more than the opposition:
For a match with 4 goals, only 20 shots is a pretty low number but least Swansea got slightly higher than the 9 efforts per game they're averaging in the league
Positives from this game will be Bony's first of the season and another 2 Gylfi assists taking his league total to 6 (only Fabregas on 7 has higher, with a number of players next closest with 3).

Random stat of the season of the season so far is that every other Premier League team has at least twice as many corners as Swansea.  Swansea have 12 from 7 games (av. 1.7 per game) with the next lowest being Burnley with 25.  Top of the pile is West Ham with 53 (7.6 per game).

Off the top of my head 5 of Gylfi's 6 assists have been through balls to create 1v1s against the keeper, as was Jonjo's goal v Chelsea (via a Bony Assist).  The John Terry own goal has been the only 'scrappy' goal scored so far this season in the league.

Although 1v1 are great opportunities to score is the lack of corners the result of not mixing up play enough, a result of sitting back in some games (either protecting a lead or having 10 men) or just a bit of a freak number?

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Match Stats: Created using Statszone , Whoscored  and Squawka