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91% passing accuracy: The Swansea City man who continued his impressive run against Sheffield Wednesday

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Swansea City followed up last weekend’s stoppage-time victory over Wigan by striking late again on Saturday as they sealed a 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Andre Ayew had given Swansea a first-half lead before Fernando Forestieri and Morgan Fox put the Owls ahead inside the final 10 minutes, but Swansea defender Ben Wilmot then pounced in the 94th minute to snatch a point for his side.

The result means Steve Cooper’s side are still yet to lose an away match this season, while Wilmot has now scored two goals since replacing Joe Rodon in the side ahead of the South Wales derby back in October.

There would have been concerns regarding the Welsh side’s defence when Rodon was ruled out of action for three months, but Wilmot has since stepped in to deliver a string of accomplished performances in the last three matches.

Here, we take a closer look at the statistics from his third consecutive start for the club…

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Wilmot played alongside Mike van der Hoorn at the centre of defence for the full match at Hillsborough, and the Watford loanee produced an all-round strong performance which he capped off with a late equaliser for the Swans.

This finish was his second goal in his three league starts for the club, with the 19-year-old also netting against fierce rivals Cardiff City back in October, and he has certainly surprised Swansea fans with his efforts in front of goal.

The fact Wilmot delivered a calm performance throughout the rest of the match is signalled by his impressive 91% passing accuracy against the Owls, with this displaying why he has slotted so well into this Swansea side which plays out from the back.

The defender also needed to deliver a strong defensive performance against a Wednesday side who tested the visitors’ back line frequently, but Wilmot registered six interceptions and five clearances to help keep the Owls at bay until the final 10 minutes.

Garry Monk’s side the eventually managed to breach the resolute Swansea defence on two occasions, but Wilmot’s injury-time effort means the Swans returned from Hillsborough as the happiest of the two sides.

Finally, Wilmot also produced a solid aerial performance as he won 50% of his headed battles against the Owls. The 19-year-old will perhaps be looking to improve this facet of his game as he continues to adjust to life in the Championship, but this is still a solid return when it is considered he was up against two powerful forwards in Steve Fletcher and Atdhe Nuhiu.


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