FA Cup memories: Swans in the fifth round

16th February 2018
First team

This weekend will see Swansea City appearing in the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the 14th time in their history.

Here, we look back on each of the Swans’ 13 previous ties at this stage of the competition.

1926 - Millwall 0 Swans 1
A club-record 42,000 fans crammed into The Den to watch this closely-fought contest that appeared to be heading for a replay, until Jack Fowler popped up with the winner three minutes from time.

1927 - Swans 2 South Shields 1
Following a 2-2 draw at Horsley Hill five days earlier, the Swans got the job done at Vetch Field thanks to goals from Harry Deacon and Len Thompson (below).

1934 - Swans 0 Portsmouth 1
After victories over Notts County and Bury, the Swans were sent packing by a single-goal defeat against the eventual finalists.

1937 - Sunderland 3 Swans 0
The Swans arrived at Roker Park off the back of wins over Carlisle United and York City, but were no match for their top-flight opponents on this occasion.

1952 - Swans 0 Newcastle 1
Following a pair of 3-0 victories over Reading and Rotherham United, the Swans were narrowly beaten by the cup holders at the Vetch thanks to Bobby Mitchell’s strike.

1955 - Sunderland 1 Swans 0
Despite playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Vetch four days earlier, a single goal at Roker Park was enough to see off the Swans in a replay.

1961 - Burnley 4 Swans 0
The Swans were always going to be in for a tough game against the reigning First Division champions, who eased through as Ray Pointer and Jimmy Robson scored a brace each.

1964 - Swans 2 Stoke City 0
Following a 2-2 draw at the Victoria Ground, goals from Jimmy McLaughlin (above) and Keith Todd saw the Swans topple First Division opponents in the replay at the Vetch three days later.

1965 - Swans 0 Peterborough 2
There was no joy for the Swans the following year as, despite holding out for a goalless draw at London Road three days previously, they were sent packing at the Vetch.

1980 - West Ham United 2 Swans 0
Despite overcoming Crystal Palace and Reading, the Swans’ dream ended at Upton Park as David Cross and Paul Goddard were on target for the Hammers, who went on to lift the cup that year.

2004 - Tranmere Rovers 2 Swans 1
After beating Macclesfield Town and Preston North End, the Swans took an early lead at Prenton Park through Andy Robinson (above). However, Ryan Taylor equalised from the penalty spot soon afterwards, and Iain Hume’s second-half strike condemned Brian Flynn’s men to defeat.

2009 - Fulham 2 Swans 1
After holding on for an impressive 1-1 draw at the Liberty 10 days earlier, Jason Scotland put the Swans in front against Fulham at Craven Cottage. But the Premier League side eventually prevailed thanks to two late goals in the space of four minutes from Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora.

2014 - Everton 3 Swans 1
Victories over Manchester United and Birmingham City set up an all-Premier League clash at Goodison Park. The Swans responded well to falling behind early on with Jonathan de Guzman (above) cancelling out Lacina Traore's goal. However, second-half strikes from Steven Naismith and Leighton Baines saw the Toffees through.