Past meetings | Barnsley v Swansea City
As Swansea City prepare to face Barnsley in the first leg of the play-off semi-final, we look back at some previous encounters with the Tykes in South Yorkshire.
Barnsley 2 Swansea City 4
FA Cup – January 7, 2012
Swansea City progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup after Nathan Dyer provided the cutting edge, setting up Angel Rangel for the Swans’ first goal and netting the third at Oakwell.
Barnsley took the lead shortly before the half-hour mark after Ricardo Vaz Te fired a shot into the top corner of the Swansea net.
The Swans responded just one minute later as Dyer teed up Rangel, who slotted the ball past Luke Steele to level.
Danny Graham put the visitors ahead just one minute into the second half with a superb strike from 30 yards, and Dyer strengthened Brendan Rodgers’ side’s lead in the 54th minute after some fine play from Wayne Routledge.
Just over 10 minutes later, Vaz Te reduced the deficit when he got the final touch following Danny Drinkwater’s free-kick.
But striker Graham sealed the victory for the Swans in the 89th minute when he found the net from close range following good work from Routledge and Joe Allen.
Barnsley 1 Swansea City 3
Championship - April 13, 2009
Swansea City continued to push for a Championship play-off place with a convincing victory over Barnsley at Oakwell.
Ashley Williams headed home in the second minute to give Roberto Martinez’s side the perfect start.
Jordi Gomez drove a low 25-yard shot into the left corner in the 36th minute to double the visitors’ advantage.
The Swans’ lead was strengthened in the 67th minute when Jason Scotland pounced on a mistake by Barnsley keeper Heinz Muller.
The Tykes netted a consolation goal just six minutes from time when Daniel Bogdanovic converted from the spot.
The Swans went on to finish in eighth position in the Championship at the end of the 2008-09 season on 68 points, just six points behind the top six.
Barnsley 0 Swansea City 2
Division Four - April 11, 1978
Robbie James netted twice to secure a routine win for John Toshack’s Swans at Oakwell.
Swansea-born James found the net in the 20th minute and sealed the win when he doubled the advantage in the 76th minute.
Following the game, Barnsley boss Jim Iley praised the Swans’ performance, claiming they were the best team that had played at Oakwell all year.
The victory was marred by an injury to Micky Conway, who was taken to hospital after he suffered an internal injury on his return to the side following a car accident. Sadly, it would prove to be his final professional appearance.
The Swans were promoted to Division Three at the end of the 1977-78 season after finishing in third place on 56 points.
Barnsley 1 Swansea Town 3
FA Cup – January 29, 1927
The Swans sailed through to the fifth round of the FA Cup following a commanding victory at Oakwell.
A strong wind behind the Swans in the first half helped them to establish a two-goal lead through Jack Fowler.
Barnsley pulled a goal back through Frank Eaton, but Billy Hole secured the win with a 79th minute goal.
After the match around 1,000 Swans fans welcomed the team at Swansea railway station.