ON THIS DAY: Rodgers' first Swans victory
This week's #ThrowbackThursday recalls Brendan Rodgers' first victory as Swansea City boss.
Seven years ago today, Rodgers prepared his side for a League Cup tie against Barnet, having tasted defeat in his opening Championship match at Hull City.
The season would end in glory for Rodgers and the Swans, with promotion being sealed via a memorable play-off final victory over Reading at Wembley.
Swansea City 3 Barnet 0
League Cup first round
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Brendan Rodgers tasted his first victory as Swansea City boss after his side cruised past Barnet in the League Cup.
The Swans had spurned an opportunity to take the lead when Shefki Kuqi failed to score from the penalty spot, but Dutchman Cedric van der Gun did make the breakthrough when he headed home Albert Serran’s cross before the half-hour mark.
It wasn’t until the 72nd minute until the Swans doubled their lead as sub Darren Pratley capped off a fine solo move with a neat finish.
Kuqi then made up for his earlier miss when he added a third late on to cap off a successful night for Rodgers and co.
Swans: Dorus de Vries, Alan Tate, Garry Monk (capt), Albert Serran, Joe Walsh, Scott Donnelly (Darren Pratley, 63), Andrea Orlandi (Mark Gower, 62), Cedric van der Gun, Kerry Morgan (Nathan Dyer, 74), Shefki Kuqi.
Subs not used: Jordi Lopez, Stephen Dobbie, Casey Thomas, Jamie Grimes.