BLAST FROM THE PAST: Swans v Crystal Palace

25th November 2016

With the Swans hosting Crystal Palace at the Liberty on Saturday, we look at back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we bring you some tight Premier League meetings, including comfortable home win during the promotion-winning Championship campaign.

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace
Premier League - Saturday, February 6, 2016
Francesco Guidolin's first home fixture as Swans head coach ended in a 1-1 stalemate with Crystal Palace.
After Gylfi Sigurdsson's stunning free-kick opened the scoring for the home side, Scott Dann's second-half equaliser earned the Eagles a share of the spoils.
Sigurdsson fired the Swans in front on 13 minutes with a trademark set-piece, bending the ball beyond an outstretched Wayne Hennessey.
The Swans had chances to extend their lead through Andre Ayew and Wayne Routledge, but Dann levelled the scores from close range shortly after the interval.
Guidolin's side pressed for the winner and Hennessey was called into action to prevent Sigurdsson from curling home his second free-kick, while Federico Fernadez headed wide from the resultant corner and Ashley Williams saw a volley blocked inside the six-yard box.
The point means the Swans remained 16th in the Barclays Premier League on 27 points.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel (Kyle Naughton, 86), Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Jack Cork, Andre Ayew, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge (Modou Barrow, 61), Alberto Paloschi (Bafe Gomis, 87).
SUBS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Jordi Amat, Leroy Fer, Jefferson Montero.

CRYSTAL PALACE: Wayne Hennessey, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Yohan Cabeye (Hiram Boateng, 72), Wilfried Zaha, Lee Chung-yong (Marouane Chamakh, 45), Mile Jedinak (capt), Jordon Mutch, Pape Souare, Emmanuel Adebayor (Fraizer Campbell, 86), Damien Delaney.
SUBS: Alex McCarthy, Brede Hangeland, Martin Kelly, Sullay Kaikai.


Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace
Barclays Premier League - Saturday, November 29, 2014
Wilfried Bony's 18th goal of the season was not enough as the Swans were held by Crystal Palace at the Liberty. 
The Swans' early dominance was rewarded after Bony spun on the turn and fired past Julian Speroni with 15 minutes on the clock.
However, the Eagles were quick to respond as they equalised just 10 minutes later courtesy of a Mile Jedinak penalty.
Jonjo Shelvey fouled Marouane Chamakh in the area and the Eagles captain stepped up to bag his fifth goal in eight games.
After the break, neither side was able to carve out any clear-cut chances and both teams settled for a share of the spoils.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge (Modou Barrow, 65, Jefferson Montero, Wilfried Bony (Bafetimbi Gomis, 74).
SUBS NOT USED: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Jazz Richards, Leon Britton, Tom Carroll.

CRYSTAL PALACE: Julian Speroni, Joel Ward, Brede Hangeland, Scott Dann, Yannick Bolasie, Mile Jedinak (capt), Dwight Gayle (James McArthur, 21), Joe Ledley, Marouane Chamakh (Fraizer Campbell, 66), Martin Kelly, Jason Puncheon (Wilfried Zaha, 81).
SUBS NOT USED: Wayne Hennessey, Zeki Fryers, Barry Bannan, Jerome Thomas.

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace
Barclays Premier League - Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Swans were forced to settle for a draw after Glenn Murray's late penalty cancelled Jonathan de Guzman's opener. 
The home side were cruising after the Dutchman put Garry Monk's side ahead inside 25 minutes, and they looked certain to double their tally but Wilfried Bony's first-time strike was brilliantly saved by Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni. 
Swansea pressed in the second half to put the game beyond doubt, but lacked a clinical edge. Their failure in front of goal was punished when Chico Flores was dismissed with eight minutes to go after referee Mike Dean adjudged the defender had fouled Glenn Murray in the box.
The striker then made no mistake from the spot to secure the Eagles' first away Premier League draw of the season.

SWANS: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (capt, Jordi Amat, 70), Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman, Pablo Hernandez (Jose Canas, 22), Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Wilfried Bony (Leroy Lita, 63).
SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Marvin Emnes, Alvaro Vazquez.

CRYSTAL PALACE: Julian Speroni, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Jonathan Parr (Jerome Thomas, 70), Tom Ince (Glenn Murray, ht), Mile Jedinak (capt), Kagisho Dikgacoi, Joe Ledley, Yannick Bolasie, Marouane Chamakh (Cameron Jerome, 32).
SUBS: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Gabbidon, Barry Bannan, Dwight Gayle.


Swansea 3-0 Crystal Palace
Npower Championship - Saturday, January 15, 2011
Scott Sinclair bagged a brace to maintain the Swans' push for promotion as Palace were put to the sword at the Liberty. 
Sinclair was on hand for the game's opening goal as his cut-back found an unmarked Darren Pratley, the midfielder recorded his seventh goal of the season as his effort flew past Julian Speroni in goal. 
The Swans doubled their lead 11 minutes into the second half when Nathan Dyer was brought down by David Wright and Sinclair stepped up and slotted home with ease. 
The winger converted his second penalty just five minutes later when Steffen Iversen handled in the area, as victory propelled the Swans up to second in the table.

SWANS: De Vries, Williams, Tate, Rangel, Pratley, Dyer (Van der Gun, 85), Sinclair, Allen, Gower, Richards (Alfei, 89), Moore (Dobbie, 85).

PALACE: Speroni, Clyne, Wright, McCarthy, Gardner, Danns, Garvan, Dorman (Andrew, 57), Iversen (Easter, 61) Zaha, Counago (O'Keefe, 71).