Swansea City rounded off an excellent home win over QPR on Saturday with a third goal that saw Graham Potter’s team keep possession for 90 seconds, making 35 consecutive passes before McBurnie found space to towards the opposition’s penalty area before slipping the ball into Fulton to finish.
It was like rolling back the years at the Liberty on Saturday as Potter appears to be switching to a more patient, possession-based game having employed counter-attacking tactics earlier on in the season.
6 of Tom Carroll’s 113 accurate passes were involved in the build-up as the move began with him and Connor Roberts in their own half before the move switched over to the right-hand side and into QPR’s half. The ball was then recycled backwards, away from the congested area on the left and space then opened up as van der Hoorn was able to pick out McBurnie to provide the assist.
Watch our animation below of the 35-pass move. The green lines are passes and the grey lines are player runs with the ball.
It might have looked like QPR had pretty much given up by this point with a lack of pressure on the ball, but nevertheless, this is what we all want to see. It’s been a while!
And watch it below:
3⃣5⃣ passes and GOAL!!!
The Swansea way…???????? pic.twitter.com/y3Asdyr908
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) October 1, 2018