On This Day | Blackburn beaten

14th April 2020
Blackburn 2012

Swansea City took a huge stride towards securing their Premier League status with victory over Blackburn Rovers on April 14, 2012.

First-half goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Nathan Dyer put Brendan Rodgers’ side in charge, before Scott Dann’s own-goal put the result beyond doubt at the Liberty.

Both sides came into the contest off the back of four-match losing streaks in the Premier League and were desperate for a result to boost their survival hopes.

Despite their recent struggles, the Swans started well in SA1 and edged their noses ahead in the 37th minute.

Brendan Rodgers Blackburn 2012

Sigurdsson, who had already tested Paul Robinson, controlled Joe Allen’s diagonal ball into the box, before swinging a terrific left-footed effort beyond the reach of the former England goalkeeper.

The lead was doubled just six minutes later. Dann failed to clear Neil Taylor’s low ball into the box and Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham set up Dyer, who fired in the second.

And a huge three points were sealed 18 minutes after the restart. Sinclair was heavily involved once more with a neat solo run before his cross was turned into his own net by Dann.

The result saw the Swans surpass the 40-point mark in their debut Premier League season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson Blackburn 2012