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Tuks V Swallows In Numbers

Absa Premiership – University of Pretoria vs. Moroka Swallows
Date: 8 April 2014
Time: 19:30
Venue: Tuks Stadium
Both teams come into into tonight’s tie on the back of losses. University of Pretoria suffered a shock 2-1 loss at home to relegation side, Polokwane City, while Moroka Swallows threw it away in the last dying seconds of the game when Lance Davids wrong-footed Greg Etafia with a powerful low free kick to ‘steal’ all the three points.
Averages per game for the season:
Shots on goal: 12.4
Entries into final third: 72.5
Successful passes: 231.6
Possession: 47.3%
Successful tackles: 23.8
Last three results:
University of Pretoria 1-2 Polokwane City (Tshilo OG 90’)
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 University of Pretoria (Nyondo 63’)
University of Pretoria 0-0 Bidvest Wits
Key performers:
Defender: Buhle Mkhwanazi, 3.8 tackles per game
Midfielder: Lantshene Phalane, 22.6 passes per game
Forward/Striker: Atusaye Nyondo, 1.8 shots per game
Top goal scorer:
Atusaye Nyondo (7)
Top assists:
Grant Kekana (4)
Averages per game for the season:
Shots on goal: 14.5
Entries into final third: 72.7
Successful passes: 257.3
Possession: 50.9%
Successful tackles: 27.3
Last three results:
Moroka Swallows 0-1 Ajax Cape Town
Platinum Stars 0-1 Moroka Swallows (Obada 55’)
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Moroka Swallows
Key performers: 
Defender: Larry Cohen 4.1 tackles per game
Midfielder: Lerato Chabangu 39.4 passes per game
Forward/Striker: Edward Manqele 2.2 shots per game 
Top goal scorer: 
Edward Manqele (12)
Top Assists:
Lerato Chabangu (9)
Key Stats:
AmaTuks will have to dig deep tonight if they wish to come out with a victory. Stats reveal exactly why going into this tie will be difficult for the Pretoria side, as Moroka Swallows hold a slight advantage. The Dube Birds have shots on goal of 14.5 and entries into the final third of 72.7. Steve Barker’s side on the other hand stand at shots on goal of 12.4 and entries into the final third of 72.5 respectively, which beckons for a closely-contested tie.


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