On This Day | Fulham felled

17th March 2020
Gylfi Sigurdsson v Fulham 2012

Swansea City moved up to eighth place in the Premier League after an emphatic 3-0 win over Fulham on March 17, 2012.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice while Joe Allen was also on target at Craven Cottage as the Swans recorded their third consecutive victory.

The visitors had Michel Vorm to thank after the goalkeeper twice came to their rescue inside the opening four minutes; saving from Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele.

Joe Allen v Fulham 2012

But it was Brendan Rodgers’ side who broke the deadlock in the 36th minute as Sigurdsson dived to head home Scott Sinclair’s volley from inside the six-yard box.

The Icelandic international doubled the lead midway through the second half when he fired home from 12 yards after good work from Wayne Routledge.

And the points were sealed 13 minutes time as a mistake from Philippe Senderos allowed Allen to drive down the left and cut inside, before drilling a low shot past Mark Schwarzer.

The Swans earned a number of plaudits for the display, with then-Cottagers midfielder Danny Murphy recently speaking of it in glowing terms.

Fabio Borini

One year earlier, the Swans completed the loan signing of Chelsea striker Fabio Borini for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.

The Italian played a key role as the club gained promotion to the Premier League; scoring six goals in 12 appearances, before returning to his homeland with Parma the following summer.