Past meetings: Birmingham City

15th August 2018
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As the Swans get set for a trip to Birmingham City, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall past clashes with the Blues in the FA Cup, the Championship and the third tier.


Birmingham City 1 Swans 2

FA Cup – January 25, 2014

The Swans came back from a goal down to triumph on their last visit to St Andrew’s.

Michael Laudrup’s team were handed a trip to Birmingham in the FA Cup fourth round having stunned Manchester United at Old Trafford in round three.

Things did not start well for the then Premier League side, who fell behind to a Blues team who were 17th in the Championship when Lee Novak headed beyond Gerhard Tremmel.

But Wilfried Bony was introduced at half-time, and the Ivorian made the difference for the Swans.

He met Roland Lamah’s cross to level on 67 minutes, then chipped home keeper Colin Doyle two minutes later to secure the away win.


Birmingham City 0 Swans 0

Championship – December 28, 2008

The Swans equalled a Football League record on their last league visit to Birmingham.

It was December 2008, and Roberto Martinez’s team were halfway through their first season in the Championship following the previous campaign’s League One title triumph.

They dominated against Alex McLeish’s Blues side, who were reduced to 10 men midway through the second half when David Murphy picked up a second booking.

But Jason Scotland and Febian Brandy both saw chances go begging as the Swans were forced to settle for a goalless draw.

It was their eight draw in succession, which equalled the longest run of draws by any club in Football League history.

The sequence ended in the Swans’ next outing as they won 2-0 at Burnley.


Birmingham City 0 Swans 1

Division Two – March 11, 1995

Frank Burrows’s Swans side claimed an impressive win at St Andrew’s in 1995 despite going down to 10 men when Mark Clode was sent off at half-time.

The Blues had not been beaten on their own patch in seven months, while the Swans had not won at Birmingham in more than four decades.

But those records were wiped out thanks to a first-half penalty from John Hodge, leaving Birmingham boss Barry Fry frustrated with his team’s performance.

Despite the Swans’ triumph, Birmingham went on to win the league, while Burrows’ men finished in mid-table.