Rotherham United’s first game of the new season saw them get a point in a home draw with Swansea City.
But what do those stats tell us?
The possession stats say that our visitors had the majority with seventy-four per cent. Yes, I do think they had more than the ball than us but was it really that much? The Swans also won fifty-seven per cent of the aerial duels and of the eleven corners they had six.
Our passing accuracy in our opponents half came out at fifty-three per cent with our crossing accuracy in the game being twenty per cent (again, you won’t be surprised to hear I disagree with that somewhat. I thought our crossing wasn’t too bad – then again, it could be those rose tinted glasses).
Attack wise we had nine shots at goal to City’s fourteen. Eight of ours were on target with Swansea having four on target.
Defence wise our tackle success rate comes out at seventy-seven per cent. We conceded twice as many fouls as City with twelve (but those were the ones the ref seemed to see) while Swansea had two players booked to our one.
All in all, I’m not complaining about this game. In the opening minutes, when we didn’t seem to be able to get the ball, I thought we might be in for a right hiding but once we scored, perhaps even before, we settled down and didn’t do half bad. Yes, they might have done better with some of their shots at goal and Viktor had to be aware in goal but, to be fair, I think their ‘keeper was the busier and brought off some really good saves. A quick summary, for me, would be ‘we could have won by two or lost by two’.
Next Sunday sees us in our first away game of the season – let’s hope we can bring something home from Coventry.
New York Stadium
30/06/2022 3:00 pm
Referee: Matthew Donohue
|Rotherham United||Swansea City|
|Ogbene (16)||Darling (38)|
|Hall (Kioso 66)||Naughton|
|Ferguson (Bramall 66)||Sorinola (Manning 72)|
|Ogbene||Paterson (Ntcham 71)|