On this day: Home sweet home

14th September 2017

On this day in 2009, the Swans maintained their 100 per cent home league record with victory over Coventry City at the Liberty.

Brendan Rodgers’ side had led after 19 minutes via Darren Pratley, who headed home Mark Gower’s pinpoint corner.

The hosts doubled their lead two minutes into the second half when Pratley’s effort stuck the post before being tapped home by Scott Sinclair from six yards out.

The Sky Blues cut the deficit before the hour mark via Ben Turner, but the Swans held on to claim three precious points.

The season would end in glory for the Swans, with Rodgers’ side earning promotion to the top-flight by winning the Championship play-off final.

Swans: Dorus de Vries, Alan Tate, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk (capt), Neil Taylor, Darren Pratley, Mark Gower, Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer, Joe Allen (Jordi Lopez, 83), Stephen Dobbie (Dedric van der Gun, 77)

Subs not used: David Cornell, David Cotterill, Andrea Orlandi, Albert Serran, Casey Thomas.


Two goals in as many minutes sealed a late, late comeback win against Carlisle in 2007.

The Swans had trailed to a Danny Graham penalty after Leon Britton had tripped Jeff Smith, but Roberto Martinez’s side stormed back late on to stun the visitors.

Darryl Duffy levelled in the 81st minute when he fired home from an acute angle following Andy Robinson’s initial shot.

And the Liberty crowd was cheering again a minute later as sub Paul Anderson curled in a superb effort from the left flank to seal victory.

The season would end in glory for the Swans, who lifted the League One title to earn promotion to the Championship.

Swans: Dorus de Vries, Kevin Austin (Paul Anderson, 70), Dennis Lawrence, Garry Monk (capt), Leon Britton, Darren Pratley, Andy Robinson, Joe Allen (Tom Butler, 59), Jason Scotland (Warren Feeney, 90), Darryl Duffy.

Subs not used: David Knight, Kristian O’Leary.