Premier League

12 Things You Need To Know: Newcastle vs Swansea

Newcastle’s injury crisis took a turn for the worst in their last outing as the Magpies lost 4-2 to Norwich making it one point from their last three games

Yohan Cabaye once again topped the Newcastle distance charts with 6.25 miles covered in the Norwich game. Cabaye joined an elite group of players who have passed the 100 mile mark in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index so far this season

Demba Ba scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season to remain neck and neck with Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero as the second highest goal scorers in the Barclays Premier League

However, Ba’s goals have come from 33 attempts at goal, compared to Rooney’s 60 and Aguero’s 45

Ba’s shooting accuracy is 66% on target, exactly the same as Rooney’s and superior to Agueros’ 47% and top scorer van Persie’s 61%

Ryan Taylor delivered 11 crosses against Norwich. That was bettered only by Matt Jarvis of Wolves in last weekend’s games.

Ryan Taylor has also had more shots on target than any other defender in the Premier League with 17, an accuracy rate of 61% on target from 28 shots

Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham were on target as Swansea beat Fulham 2-0 in their last Premier League match

Sinclair’s goal was his 4th of the season, and has come from 44 efforts at goal with 52% on target

Graham’s strike was his 5th goal in 8 games, from 27 shots on goal this season with 63% on target

Leon Britton covered the most distance for Swansea against Fulham with 6.23 miles

V0rm made his second penalty save of the season in that game, and has made 86saves so far this season. That’s the third highest total in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index behind Wayne Hennessey and Mark Schwarzer

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