BLAST FROM THE PAST: Swans v Watford

21st October 2016

With the Swans hosting Watford on Saturday, we look at back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we bring you some classic Championship matches along with a closely-fought Premier League fixture.




Swansea 1-0 Watford
Premier League - Monday, November 15, 2015
Ashley Williams scored the only goal to lift the Swans out of the relegation zone with victory over Waford at the Liberty.
New Head Coach Francesco Guidolin took in his first game watching from the stands, and the Italian would have been pleased with the performance.
Skipper Williams scored his first goal since March 2014 in what was the all-important moment - the defender rising highest to nod home Ki Sung-Yueng's cross after 28 minutes.
This victory moved the Swans up to 17th on 22 points from 22 games.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Jack Cork, Ki Sung-Yueng (Jordi Amat, 86), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge (Modou Barrow, 65), Andre Ayew (Bafe Gomis, 81).
SUBS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel, Jefferson Montero, Marvin Emnes.

WATFORD: Heurelho Gomes, Allan Nyom (Juan Carlos Paredes, 74), Miguel Britos, Jurado, Valon Behrami (Obbi Oulare, 87), Troy Deeney (capt), Craig Cathcart, Nathan Ake, Ben Watson, Odion Ighalo, Etienne Capoue.
SUBS: Giedrius Arlauskis, Sebastian Prodl, Adlene Guedioura, Ikechi Anya, Almen Abdi.




Swansea 1-1 Watford
Championship - Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Swansea City held on to second place in the Championship but had to settle for a draw against Watford.
Brendan Rodgers' team looked in control of the match in the first half and were rewarded with Stephen Dobbie's 26th minute strike.
But Watford were the better side after half-time and deserved their 78th minute equaliser from Danny Graham inside the six-yard box.
Alan Tate went close towards the end but his shot went wide of the target.

SWANS: De Vries, Rangel, Tate, Williams, Taylor, Dyer, Sinclair, Allen, Gower, Dobbie, Moore (Beattie, 87).
WATFORD: Loach, Hodson, Taylor, Mariappa, Bennett, Eustace, Cowie, Buckley (Sordell, 59), Jenkins, Deeney, Graham.




Swansea 1-1 Watford
Championship - Saturday, August 29, 2009
Alan Tate's injury-time header rescued a draw for Swansea at Liberty Stadium where Lee Trundle made his eagerly awaited return as a substitute.
Watford had striker Danny Graham and home goalkeeper Dorus de Vries to thank for their opening goal.
Striker Graham's 66th-minute free-kick went through de Vries' legs.
But Watford, inspired by keeper Scott Loach, were equal to the hosts' desperate attempts to level until Tate headed home from a disputed corner.

SWANS: De Vries, Williams, Painter, Tate, Britton (Trundle, 70), Orlandi (Idrizaj, 85), Dyer (Morgan, 76), Lopez, Collins, Gower, Beattie.
WATFORD: Loach, Mariappa, DeMerit, Doyley, Hodson, Lansbury, Cowie (Harley, 76), Jenkins, Cleverley, Graham (Hoskins, 81), Sordell (Ellington, 53).




Swansea 3-1 Watford
Coca-Cola Championship - Sunday, November 9, 2008
The Swans came from a goal down to beat Watford in an entertaining clash at the Liberty Stadium.
The visitors went ahead when Lee Williamson slotted home after good work from Will Hoskins, but the home side were level within a minute as Ferrie Bodde's 35-yard strike flew past Richard Lee.
But the second half belonged to Swansea and they went ahead when Bodde found Jason Scotland with a sublime 50-yard pass and the striker controlled before lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper.
And the win was sealed late on when substitute Guillem Bauza took advantage of poor Watford defending to claim an impressive three points.

SWANS: Konstantopoulos, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Bessone, Bodde, Gower (Pintado, 73), Britton, Pratley (Bauza, 63), Gomez, Scotland (Brandy, 89).
WATFORD: Lee, Bromby (Robinson, 86), Ward, DeMerit, Sadler, McAnuff, O'Toole, Williamson, Smith, Rasiak (Priskin, 72), Hoskins (Eustace, 67).