On This Day: Pintado saves point for Swans

30th November 2017

Goals from Darren Pratley and Gorka Pintado saw the Swans draw 2-2 with Cardiff at the Liberty in a fiery derby in which two players were sent off on this day in 2008.

Pratley scored the opener after 19 minutes when he fired home his fourth goal of the season from 12 yards.

Joe Ledley equalised on the stroke of half-time, stabbing home a corner from future Swan Wayne Routledge.

Just minutes into the second half, Ross McCormack converted from the spot after Fede Bessone fouled Michael Chopra to put the visitors ahead.

Pintado and Shaun MacDonald were brought on by Swans boss Roberto Martinez following Stephen McPhail’s dismissal for a second yellow in the 51st minute, and both made an instant impact.

MacDonald’s fine corner found Pintado in the box, and the Spaniard found the top right-hand corner to level the scores.

Leon Britton was dismissed in the dying minutes of the match for a challenge on Kevin McNaughton which saw him receive a second yellow card.

At the end of the 2008-09 season, the Swans finished in eighth position in the Championship table on 68 points, one place behind Cardiff who finished on 74 points, narrowly missing out on a play-off place.


Swans: Dorus de Vries, Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Fede Bessone (Gorka Pintado 58), Leon Britton, Darren Pratley, Mark Gower, Owain Tudur Jones, Thomas Butler (Shaun Macdonald 58), Jason Scotland.

Subs not used: Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Alan Tate, Guillem Bauza.