On This Day: Sinclair at the double

26th February 2019
First team

Scott Sinclair grabbed a brace as Swansea City bolstered their promotion credentials with a 3-0 win over Leeds, on this day in 2011.

Brendan Rodgers' side were enjoying the Swans best run of form in three years and, roared on by a then-record Liberty Stadium crowd of 19,309 they eased to a comfortable victory against their Yorkshire opponents.

Stephen Dobbie went close early on as his strike beat Kasper Schmeichel in the Leeds goal, only to strike the post and fly to safety.

But there was no let-off for the visitors when Sinclair opened the scoring halfway through the opening 45 minutes, collecting a deft backheel from Luke Moore to finish with aplomb.

The Swans nearly had a second but Nathan Dyer saw Jonny Howson clear his shot off the line, but the winger would play a key role when the hosts added to their tally 10 minutes after the break.

Dyer - making his 100th Swans appearance - was bundled to the ground after a sharp burst into the penalty area, and Sinclair scored the resulting spot-kick to take his tally for the season to 21.

And Moore wrapped up a convincing win as he raced on to a lovely pass from Dobbie and lofted the ball over the advancing Schmeichel and into the net.