Only Atletico Madrid better West Ham in this attacking stat following Swansea victory

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll scored twice as West Ham United claimed victory over a 10-man Swansea City side to move up to third in the Premier League.

West Ham United made it three wins on the bounce to move up to third in the Premier League table on Sunday afternoon, beating Swansea City 3-1 at Upton Park.

Wilfried Bony had given the visitors the lead, but an Andy Carroll brace and a Diafra Sakho strike clinched the points for the Hammers.

Here are the top five statistics from the weekend encounter:

12 - Only Atletico Madrid (15) have scored more headed goals in Europe’s top five leagues this season than West Ham (12).

  Att Hd GoalAppearances
West Ham 12 15

52 - Andy Carroll's goal ends a run of 878 minutes without a Premier League strike for the forward. Despite playing just 5 league games, only 10 players have won more aerial duels than the England international (52) this season.

  Aerial Duels WonGoalsHeaded GoalsAppsMins
Andy Carroll 52 2 2 5 336

7 - Diafra Sakho has scored 7 goals from 31 shots in the Premier League this season - a chance conversion rate of 22.58%. The Hammers centre-forward managed four attempts in today's tie.

  GoalsTotal ShotsShot Conversion (%)Apps
Diafra Sakho 7 31 22.58 9

6 - Stewart Downing has more Premier League assists this season (6) than he managed in 65 games during his Liverpool career (5). He created five chances against Swansea, setting-up one goal. 

  AssistsKey PassesApps
Stewart Downing 6 45 14

16 - Swansea have now dropped 16 points from a winning position this season, more than any other Premier League side.

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