On this day: Bony bags brace at Blues

25th January 2018
First team

A brace from substitute Wilfried Bony guided the Swans to a 2-1 victory over Birmingham City at St Andrews on this day in 2014 to progress to the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in five years.

Birmingham took the lead early on when Lee Novak headed home Paul Caddis’ cross past Gerhard Tremmel.

Wilfried Bony instantly influenced the game after being sent on at half-time, netting two goals in two minutes.

Bony’s first-time volleyed effort from Roland Lamah’s cross levelled the scores in the 67th minute.

The Ivorian striker then chipped Birmingham keeper Colin Doyle in the 69th minute to send the Swans through to the fifth round of the competition.

The Swans were defeated by Everton in the next round, but finished in 12th position in the Premier League on 42 points.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Neil Taylor, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams, Dwight Tiendalli, Leon Britton, Pablo Hernandez (Wilfried Bony, 45), Roland Lamah, Alejandro Pozuelo, Alvaro Vazquez (Wayne Routledge, 64).

Subs not used: David Cornell, Jazz Richards, Ben Davies, Lee Lucas, Rory Donnelly.