15/01/2012 16:00 v Arsenal

29th May 2018
First team

The Swans claimed a huge scalp after edging out Arsenal 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Liberty.

Brendan Rodgers’ men enjoyed one of their finest victories in the Premier League after coming from behind to see off the Gunners.

The Swans had not beaten Arsenal since February 1982 and fell behind inside five minutes, when Robin van Persie latched onto Andrey Arshavin’s precise pass before firing past Michel Vorm.

However, the hosts responded well and were awarded a penalty in the 19th minute, which Scott Sinclair coolly tucked away after Nathan Dyer was brought down by Aaron Ramsey.

Both sides had chances but it was the Swans who edged their noses in front 12 minutes after the interval.

Joe Allen did well to rob Ramsey of possession in midfield before playing in Dyer, who scored for the third game running with a neat finish into the bottom corner.

In response, Arsene Wenger introduced club legend Thierry Henry from the bench and it seemed to lift the visitors, as Theo Walcott brought the contest level once more going into the final 20 minutes.

But the Swans replied within 60 seconds as substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson showed tremendous vision to pick out Danny Graham, who fired into the far corner to seal a memorable victory.

SWANS: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Kemy Agustien (Gylfi Sigurdsson, 46), Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge, 81), Danny Graham (Leroy Lita, 90), Scott Sinclair.

SUBS NOT USED: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Jazz Richards, Luke Moore.

ARSENAL: Wojciech Szczesny, Laurent Koscielny, Ignasi Miquel, Johan Djourou, Per Mertesacker (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 77), Yossi Benayoun (Tomas Rosicky, 63), Aaron Ramsey, Alex Song, Andrey Arshavin (Thierry Henry, 63), Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie.

SUBS NOT USED: Manuel Almunia, Sebastien Squillaci, Nico Yennaris, Park Chu-Young.