On This Day: Siggy helps Swans close on safety

14th April 2019
First team

Swansea City moved to within sight of mathematical safety in the Premier League as Gylfi Sigurdsson inspired them to a 3-0 win over Blackburn on April 14, 2012.

The Swans had lost their previous four fixtures under Brendan Rodgers, but the responded in fine fashion to send their opponents ever closer to the drop.

Sigurdsson proved the catalyst as the on-loan Hoffenheim midfielder, having already worked Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson, opened the scoring in the 37th minute.

The Iceland international received the ball on the right side of the area and fashioned the space to curl a left-footed strike over a startled Robinson and into the net.

Six minutes later and the Swans doubled the lead. Scott Dann's loose pass fell for Scott Sinclair and, after Danny Graham had moved the ball on, Nathan Dyer's sliced shot was able to find the net.

Dann's tough day was rounded off as he put the ball through his own net just after the hour mark, Sigurdsson's shot striking the post to rebound and fly in off the defender.