Days after reports surfaced that 2017 defensive tackle signee Fua Leilua was no longer with the OSU program, OSU has seemingly found its replacement in junior college transfer Latu Maile.Latu is the younger brother of recently-graduated Cowboy defensive tackle Mote Maile, who was a two-year letter-winner at OSU.Bless to say that I will continue my journey to the University of Oklahoma State #GoPokes? pic.twitter.com/BmpGHeAe4c— LatuMaile (@latumaile) July 29, 2017AdChoices广告Although it’s a late addition to the roster — Leilua’s late scratch opened up a big spot to fill, after all — Maile is expected to join the team and compete in fall camp according to gopokes.com.Just like his older brother, Latu has good size at 6-foot-1, 305-pounds, and hails from Tyler Junior College where Mote originally came from.In the 2016-17 season, Latu appeared in nine games and recorded 12 solo tackles and two tackles for loss.With the addition of Latu, OSU again has experienced talent coming into fall camp with he and Enoch Smith Jr. at d-tackle, as well as young freshman Brendon Evers. Although Darrion Daniels and Dequinton Osborne appear slated for the biggest roles in 2017, Smith, as well as Maile, could play integral roles as rotation players — especially given the lack of depth after losing Vincent Taylor to the NFL earlier this spring. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The second of our 8s for today is the true freshman playmaker you aren’t talking about. But he’s rangy and fast and not short on star potential.How he got to OSUA three-star prospect out of Bowie High School (Arlington, Texas), Braydon Johnson chose the Cowboys over offers from Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado State and others.The 6-foot-1, 185-pound former track star is a high-ceiling prospect who would probably get a good shot at reps as a true freshman for most teams — and in many years for the Cowboys.What he’s done in StillwaterAdChoices广告The 2017 signee was around for summer workouts and is finishing up fall camp. He’s looked good so far this preseason but Mike Gundy was impressed before he ever stepped foot on campus.“Braydon Johnson can fly,” Gundy said after National Signing Day. “I doubt that he’ll run less than 4.4 or 4.5 once he’s been here a year. He allows us to take the top off the defense which is what we want to do anyway.”Role in 2017The coaching staff would like to redshirt Johnson and give him that extra full year under Rob Glass’ tutelage and in the meeting room. And with the star receivers OSU has competing for touches this year, there’s no reason to rush it. There will be reps up for grabs next fall with James Washington, Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy all moving on.Noteworthy stats and highlighsJohnson tallied 1,261 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns his senior year. He was Bowie’s leading receiver with 45 catches (729 yards) and averaged 25.3 yards per punt return and 30.5 yards per kickoff return.Here’s a look at his high school film.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. He doesn’t require an introduction as much as he’s earned a celebration. Personally, I’m celebrating the fact that in five days we can stop pining for football — and actually start enjoying football.Five. Days.How he got to OSULast year’s Freshman All-American Justice Hill received four total scholarship offers. Fortunately, he only needed one. The Oklahoma Class 6A-II Offensive Player of the Year from Booker T. Washington (Tulsa) has been an OSU fan for some time. When the Cowboys came calling, he didn’t hesitate and committed quickly.AdChoices广告What he’s done in StillwaterLet’s take stock. Hill broke both freshman rushing records at Oklahoma State — Mike Hamilton’s freshman record of 961 yards and Thurman Thomas’ true freshman record of 843 yards.With 1,142 yards, he led all FBS freshmen in rushing yards in 2016 while not securing a starting role until Week 4. And he was the first 1,000-yard rusher at OSU since Joseph Randle in 2012.Role in 2017RB1.If he can beat the Cowboys’ all-time leading rusher (Thurman Thomas) in year-one yardage, what are his sights set on this season? Hill’s also put on a sophomore 20 and even did his best to upstage his teammates and head coach attending Big 12 Media Days when he squatted 565 pounds that same morning.He’s better at pass protection. He’s better at catching. He’s just better. And that’s a scary thought for the Big 12’s linebackers.Noteworthy stats and highlightsHill scored six rushing touchdowns as a true freshman and because I like you guys I’m going to show you every. single. one.Here we go. The first was against Baylor in the first play following Baylor’s punt return snafu that gave OSU the ball at the Bears’ 5-yard line.Here’s No. 2, that great run after contact against UT.And Iowa State.Against the Jayhawks.No. 5 against Texas Tech.And the only way to end this post.
Arsenal 1 Ostersunds 2 (4-2 agg): Gunners through despite Emirates shock Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 05:56 23/2/2018 Getty Images Arsenal were beaten at home by Ostersunds but their first-leg win was enough to see them reach the Europa League last 16 on aggregate. Arsenal survived a huge scare to keep their Europa League campaign alive, progressing to the last 16 with a 4-2 aggregate win over Ostersunds despite a 2-1 loss at home on Thursday.The Gunners cruised to a 3-0 win in the first leg in Sweden last week but found themselves 2-0 down at half-time of the return fixture at the Emirates Stadium.A strike from Sead Kolasinac early in the second half eased some of the nerves in north London, though, and ensured their place in Friday’s draw for the last 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Ostersunds, who were only founded in October 1996, after Arsene Wenger had been appointed Arsenal manager, were fearless in their approach and sent the visiting fans into raptures when Calum Chambers’ own goal and Ken Sema’s strike put them 2-0 up in the space of 70 seconds in the first half.A Gunners team including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck offered little by way of a response until the second minute of the second half, when Kolasinac lashed home from close range.Graham Potter’s visitors could not find the two goals they needed to complete a shock turnaround, but the performance will have given Wenger plenty to consider ahead of the EFL Cup final against Manchester City in three days’ time.6 – Arsenal have conceded in each of their last six games at the Emirates in all competitions; their longest run without a clean sheet there since April 2014 (seven consecutive games). Woes. pic.twitter.com/ESv5NmGM97— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2018Arsenal, no doubt with one eye on Sunday’s showdown at Wembley, made little effort to add to their aggregate lead during the early stages in front of a sparse home crowd.Ostersunds sensed the hosts’ complacency and Hosam Aiesh stunned the Emirates 22 minutes in, latching onto Saman Ghoddos’ long ball in behind Kolasinac and firing across David Ospina, with Chambers deflecting the effort into the net.Before the visiting fans had even finished celebrating, Sema capitalised on more slack defending from Arsenal, leaving Chambers for dead with a clever drag-back before rifling the ball into the bottom-right corner from the left of the penalty area.70 – There were just 70 seconds between Östersunds’ first and second goals at the Emirates. Unfazed. pic.twitter.com/PJqkveZv4x— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2018Arsenal responded with a spell of possession but offered very little going forward, with a flicked header from Danny Welbeck, which was comfortably held by goalkeeper Aly Keita, the closest they came to a goal back in the first half.However, 90 seconds after the break, they eased some of the anxiety around the Emirates. Full-back Ronald Mukiibi swiped at Hector Bellerin’s cross and missed, allowing Kolasinac to take a touch before smashing the ball into the net from 12 yards out.Arsenal began to look a little more relaxed, with Mohamed Elneny and Danny Welbeck each denied by good saves from Keita, but Ostersunds looked a threat until the end and the Gunners will have to improve significantly if they are to claim the first major trophy of the English season this weekend. Key Opta stats:- Despite progressing into the next round, Arsenal have now lost each of their last six home games in the knockout rounds of European competition.- Graham Potter is just the sixth English manager to win at the Emirates in all competitions (after Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and Garry Monk), but the first to do so in European competition.- Arsenal’s defenders have contributed 20 goals in all competitions this season, the most of any Premier League side (Chelsea 16, Man City 10).- The Gunners have conceded in each of their last six at the Emirates in all competitions; their longest run without a clean sheet there since May 2014 (seven consecutive games).- Ostersunds are the first Swedish side to win an away European match in England since Osters IF beat Tottenham in the 1995 Intertoto Cup.- Arsenal have scored nine own goals since Calum Chambers debuted for them in August 2014, while he has been responsible for 33 per cent of them (3 of 9). read more
Kosta Barbarouses Melbourne City 1 Melbourne Victory 2: George slays City in derby battle Dom Farrell 19:46 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory Melbourne City A-League Leroy George headed a 62nd-minute winner for Melbourne Victory after City’s Bruno Fornaroli cancelled out Kosta Barbarouses’ opener. Melbourne Victory retained the derby bragging rights with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Melbourne City at AAMI Park.The latest crosstown encounter lacked the drama of December’s clash, where Mark Milligan’s penalty deep into stoppage time stole the points for Victory, but Leroy George’s fifth goal of the season saw off City.Warren Joyce’s men levelled through Bruno Fornaroli’s 54th-minute penalty after Kosta Barbarouses opened the scoring but City are now just a point and a place above their neighbours in third. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Barbarouses thought he had the breakthrough inside the opening minute but a VAR review saw that effort ruled out for offside.The New Zealand international put that disappointment behind him by firing home an assured 12th-minute finish on the end of Besart Berisha’s wonderful reverse pass.City winger Daniel Arzani forced Lawrence Thomas into a sharp save at his near post, with opposite number Dean Bouzanis impressively denying George.Leigh Broxham ➡️ Leroy George = the winning goal in the #MelbDerby! : @FOXFOOTBALL #ALeague pic.twitter.com/HE5O0UQSNR— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) March 2, 2018Scott Jamieson rattled the crossbar with a free-kick as City stepped up their search for an equaliser and derby tensions threatened to boil over when an altercation between Jamieson and Victory’s Thomas Deng sparked a mass brawl by the touchline in first-half injury time.It was all square when Leigh Broxham handled in the box and Fornaroli made no mistake, but the full-back atoned for his error, floating an excellent ball into the box for George to head home decisively in the 62nd minute.James Troisi almost added gloss to the victory in a prolonged period of stoppage time, with Bouzanis out of his ground having gone up field for a corner, but the Australia winger slid his shot wide.
Brighton and Hove Albion 2 Arsenal 1: Dunk & Murray pile more misery on Wenger Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 23:24 4/3/2018 Getty Images Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the top four took another blow as they slipped up away to Brighton and Hove Albion. Arsenal ended a difficult week in miserable fashion as they lost 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.First-half goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray secured all three points for the home side, despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang halving the deficit before the break.The result is certain to pile more pressure on Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, who was the subject of angry chants from visiting fans demanding his departure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Arsenal went into the match on the back of consecutive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final and Premier League, and they found themselves in more trouble when Dunk broke the deadlock seven minutes in.Murray’s header, his sixth goal in 2018, put Brighton two up after a mistake by Laurent Koscielny, prompting an angry response from the travelling supporters.Aubameyang got a goal back but it was not enough to prevent a fourth defeat in a row in all competitions for the Gunners, marking their worst run since 2002 and leaving them facing a major challenge to finish in the top four.Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring Albion’s second goal. #BHAFC #BHAARS pic.twitter.com/lz6nuj4uZZ— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) March 4, 2018Arsenal began the match on the front foot but found themselves behind seven minutes in, with Dunk sweeping the ball into the net from 12 yards out after Shane Duffy had beaten Petr Cech to a corner.The Gunners keeper saved a good Pascal Gross shot as Brighton threatened again, with Dunk and Duffy both heading over from promising positions as the visiting defence failed to deal with routine set-pieces.With 26 minutes gone, they gifted the home side their second goal. Koscielny’s wayward pass was sent out wide to Gross, and his curling cross from the right was headed down and beneath the body of Cech by Murray.6 – Only Mo Salah (7) and Sergio Aguero (9) have scored more Premier League goals in 2018 than Glenn Murray (6). Mint.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 4, 2018’We want Wenger out’ was heard loudly from the away end but Aubameyang snatched a lifeline out of nothing two minutes before half-time, flicking Granit Xhaka’s strike into the net despite the best efforts of Mat Ryan.Koscielny almost levelled the match just before the break, rattling the left-hand post with a firm header, and only a flying Ryan save stopped Mesut Ozil blasting home just before the hour mark.Referee Stuart Attwell made a smart call not to award a penalty when Xhaka went to ground in the area, although Sead Kolasinac was fortunate to escape punishment for a shoulder challenge on Ezequiel Schelotto that ended the Brighton full-back’s game.Wenger threw on Danny Welbeck in the closing stages but there was to be no salvation for the Gunners, who are 13 points adrift of fourth-place Tottenham with just nine matches remaining ahead of their huge Europa League trip to face AC Milan.Key Opta Stats:- This was Arsenal’s first defeat in 35 Premier League games against promoted sides, since losing 2-1 at QPR in March 2012.- Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games; their joint-longest such run in the competition (also 11 between December and February 2002).- Pascal Gross has assisted Glenn Murray four times in the Premier League this season – only Cesar Azpilicueta (six for Alvaro Morata) and Kevin De Bruyne (five for Sergio Aguero) have assisted a player more.- Arsenal have just 13 points from their 15 away Premier League games this season – their worst such return in the top-flight since 1989-90 (12).- Chris Hughton is only the third manager to beat Arsene Wenger in the Premier League with three different clubs (after Mark Hughes and Sam Allardyce).- Brighton have won three consecutive Premier League home games for the first time. read more
Russia v Brazil Casting call: Willian to stake his claim for World Cup role with Brazil Raisa Simplicio 00:39 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Pedro Martins / MoWA Press / Divulgação Russia v Brazil Germany v Brazil Russia Brazil Germany Friendlies Willian The Chelsea man has starred in England this season and will now set his sights on winning back his place with the Selecao In great phase and physical form, Willian gains opportunity to show to Tite that can be titularOne of the stars of the current Premier League season, Chelsea midfielder Willian will this month have an opportunity to win back his place in the Brazil team.The Seleccao meet Russia and Germany in March as the Brasil Global Tour returns to Europe and, with Neymar recovering from a foot operation, Brazil’s 12th man will be called back into action. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp READ MORE: Understudy Firmino can lead | Tite confirms 15 players for WC | Tite’s tactical evolution Willian remains the only player to lose his place in Tite’s preferred XI since the coach’s debut in September 2016.The 29-year-old had been arguably Brazil’s most consistent player under previous coach Dunga but struggled in the first few matches of Tite’s reign, with his sudden dip in form in some part down to the loss of his mother.Willian has since impressed time and again when called upon for his country and will arrive in Moscow this month enjoying some of the best form of his career.Tite appears to have long since settled on the starting line-up which will take to the filed for Brazil’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17, however it is not inconceivable that Willian can reclaim his place on the right of the 4-1-4-1.Coutinho – the man who took his place – is adapting to life at Barcelona and Tite still appears keen to test the former Liverpool man in central midfield, particularly against perceived weaker opposition.Another plus for Willian, and others looking cement their places amongst the reserves, is that Brazil have a number of injury concerns. Tite and his staff took the decision to delay the announcement of this month’s squad by 10 days as they waited on updates on the likes of Marcelo, Marquinhos and Gabriel Jesus – all of whom have since returned to action for their clubs.Starting central midfielder Renato Augusto, meanwhile, has only just returned to action with Beijing Guoan for the new Chinese Super League season. Though he worked tirelessly throughout the break in China to retain his physical fitness, Tite did admit in an interview with Globo that his situation was very different to the majority of his colleagues.Tite, then, could use this month’s matches to shuffle his pack a little and conduct some final experiments with his otherwise established team ahead of the World Cup.Brazil face Russia in Moscow on March 23 before facing Germany in Berlin on March 27.
Arsenal Wenger proud of Arsenal response after Man City knockout blows Joe Wright 05:36 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Arsenal UEFA Europa League Milan v Arsenal Milan Arsène Wenger The Gunners ended a four-game losing run with a spirited victory over AC Milan in the Europa League, much to the delight of their under-fire manager Arsene Wenger compared Arsenal to a boxer getting back off the canvas after their 2-0 win over AC Milan in the Europa League.The Gunners took control of their last-16 tie with a victory at San Siro, courtesy of a first goal for the club for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and a strike from Aaron Ramsey.The result ended a four-game losing streak in all competitions for Wenger’s men, which included back-to-back 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The manager believes his side found it hard to recover during a hectic run of four matches in 10 days, but he was delighted with their resilient display “It’s what we wanted. At some stage, you need to respond,” he told a news conference.”We have won a game, [but] we are not qualified. It will lift the belief of the team because we lost three games in six days.”In England, we have a strange system. We played a cup final in the middle of the season and then again against the same opponent on Thursday.”It’s like a boxing match. We had no time to recover, no breather. We needed to find mental resources and not just accept because we are disappointed that we will lose the game.”When you have this big disappointment, you forget quickly that you have this big quality. Nothing is permanent in life. We need to be pragmatic. Sport is sport.”We started the game and faced three corners and maybe got away with it. We need to accept that and maybe no one accepts that coincidence is part of the game.”Wenger insists the performance highlighted why he has every reason to have faith in his players’ mental toughness.”As you said, that’s what we want to show – that that’s in front of us,” he said. “That’s what you want to show: that we have mental resources.”People forget that, to get to a cup final in English football, you need quality.”
Huddersfield Town 0 Swansea City 0: Terriers miss chance after Jordan Ayew’s early dismissal Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 00:56 11/3/2018 Getty Images Carlos Carvalhal was left the happier of the two managers as his 10-man Swansea City held on for a point at Huddersfield Town. Swansea City survived for almost 80 minutes with 10 men as Huddersfield Town squandered a big opportunity in a 0-0 draw at John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.Despite losing Jordan Ayew to a straight red card in just the 11th minute, Carlos Carvalhal’s side battled through sustained pressure to secure a vital point in their bid to avoid relegation.It was the quickest sending off of the season and the Ghana forward could have no complaints, having almost caught Jonathan Hogg on the knee in a reckless attempt to win the ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Hogg, in his 250th career start, was fit to continue and the incident appeared the perfect incentive for the home side to go six points clear of the bottom three, but they were unable to break down a brave rearguard and have now been held scoreless in 16 league games this term, more than any other side.Tom Ince saw a downward header come back off the post in the 90th minute, but in truth the Terriers struggled to carve out the clear-cut chance they needed to secure back-to-back home league victories.Instead, the Swans held on to help Carvalhal exact a measure of revenge for the defeat his Sheffield Wednesday suffered to David Wagner’s side in last season’s Championship play-offs.11 – Jordan Ayew’s red card after 11 minutes is the earliest a player has been sent off in the Premier League this season. Impetuous.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 10, 2018Billed as a relegation six-pointer, the odds quickly swung in the hosts’ favour when Ayew was given his marching orders by referee Michael Oliver.The forward, a scorer in Swansea’s last two outings, gave the official no option with a lunging, studs-up challenge high on Hogg, who was also stretching for the loose ball.Huddersfield immediately set about making the advantage count, Christopher Schindler heading high with one chance while Ince and Alex Pritchard both had attempts blocked.Mounie next turned an inventive header over the bar as a five-man Swansea defence, stationed deep inside their own half by the 30-minute mark, successfully battled their way to the end of a scoreless first half. The scores are level at half time with neither side able to break the deadlock so far #htafc (CL) pic.twitter.com/YP7ofZVg6C— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) March 10, 2018Wagner’s frustration continued after the restart as Hogg speared a shot marginally wide before Scott Malone failed to cleanly connect with Florent Hadergjonaj’s inviting cross.The tension ratcheted up a notch on the hour. An unmarked Mike van der Hoorn first fluffed a free-kick that dropped kindly in the area and, at the other end, Mounie fired into the side-netting.Benin international Mounie got his next attempt on target, only for Lukasz Fabianski to tip the fierce volley onto the bar.Huddersfield were fortunate not to have a man of their own sent off with 20 minutes to play after Hadergjonaj, who earlier guided a shot agonisingly past the far post, escaped with a yellow card for leaving his foot in on Ki Sung-yueng.There was still time for Ince to dramatically head against the upright right at the death, but it was as close as the home side came to all three points. Key Opta Facts:- There have been three occasions of a team having more than 25 shots in a Premier League match but failing to score this season – all of them have been against Swansea City – Southampton: 29 in August, Tottenham: 26 in September and Huddersfield: 30 today.- Meanwhile, Swansea became only the third side to fail to have a single shot in a Premier League match since Opta have the data available (2003-04), after West Bromwich Albion against Manchester City in December 2004 (drew 1-1) and Blackburn against Tottenham in April 2012 (lost 0-2).- Huddersfield have failed to score in a league-high 16 Premier League games this season.- Huddersfield’s possession figure of 80.84 per cent is the second highest ever in a Premier League game (since 2003-04), after Manchester City’s 82.28 against QPR in May 2012.- Jordan Ayew’s red card after 11 minutes was the earliest a player has been sent off in the Premier League this season, and earliest in the competition since Jeff Hendrick against Watford in February 2017 (six minutes).- It was also Swansea’s first red card in the competition since Kyle Naughton was sent off against Sunderland in January 2016 – they’d gone 84 games without one before today. read more