Past meetings: Bournemouth v Swans

2nd May 2018
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As the Swans get set to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm), we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall past meetings in the Premier League and League One.

 

Bournemouth 3 Swans 2

Premier League – March 12, 2016

The Swans have had no joy at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League era, with their two previous visits ending in defeat.

In March 2017, Paul Clement’s team were beaten 2-0. Twelve months earlier, the Swans did go close to getting something.

With Francesco Guidolin at home due to illness, Alan Curtis was in control in the away dugout.

Max Gradel put Bournemouth in front shortly before half-time, but the Swans immediately levelled thanks to a fine Mo Barrow goal.

Josh King put the host back ahead early in the second period only for Gylfi Sigurdsson to equalise for a second time.

Frustratingly, however, Steve Cook scored a late winner for Eddie Howe’s team.

 

Bournemouth 1 Swans 4

League One – October 14, 2007

Bournemouth old boy Warren Feeney shone against his former club as Roberto Martinez’s Swans ran riot on the South Coast.

This was the season in which Martinez’s team would romp to the League One title.

And they gave an indication of how good a side they were at that level as they took apart a Cherries side featuring future Premier League players Adam Lallana, Sam Vokes and Marc Wilson as well as former England man Darren Anderton.

Ferrie Bodde’s curling free-kick put the Swans in front and Dennis Lawrence nodded home at a corner to double the lead.

Lee Bradbury netted from the spot to give Bournemouth hope, but Feeney responded with a Swans penalty seven minutes from time and then grabbed his second late on.

 

Bournemouth 0 Swans 1

League One – September 27, 2005

Kenny Jackett’s Swans side were flying in League One having won promotion from the bottom division in the club’s final season at Vetch Field.

They claimed victory at Bournemouth thanks to Lee Trundle’s goal, with the striker steering the ball home after Izzy Iriekpen’s shot was saved.

It was Trundle’s ninth goal of a season which was only 12 games old.

Jackett’s men really ought to have stretched their lead, with Bayo Akinfenwa going closest when he hit the bar, but they held on for a win which kept them top of the table.