Past meetings | Cardiff City v Swansea City

11th December 2020
First team
Cardiff Joe Allen

As Swansea City prepare to face Cardiff City on Saturday, we look back at some memorable meetings when the Swans have made the trip to face their rivals.

Cardiff City 0 Swansea City 1

Championship - November 7, 2010

Cardiff Marvin Emnes

Marvin Emnes was the derby day hero as the Dutchman fired in the winner to give Swansea City victory at Cardiff City Stadium.

The on-loan Middlesbrough forward held off Gabor Gyepes to turn and fire the ball low into the Cardiff net with 15 minutes remaining.

Brendan Rodgers’ side had a firm grip on the game for much of the contest, and could easily have won by a greater margin had Scott Sinclair and Nathan Dyer converted good chances.

Craig Bellamy spurned Cardiff’s best pair of chances as the Swans closed to within three points of their rivals in the promotion chase.

Cardiff City 2 Swansea City 2

Championship – April 5, 2009

Cardiff Nathan Dyer

Joe Allen produced a wonderful goal but it was not enough to help Swansea City claim three points on their final visit to Ninian Park.

Roberto Martinez’s side had surged into an 11th minute lead as outstanding play between Nathan Dyer and Jason Scotland ended with the former racing in on goal for the opener.

The visitors led at the break but were pegged back nine minutes after the restart when Michael Chopra netted from a Jay Bothroyd pull-back.

The scores remained level until, with two minutes to go, Allen showed great poise to work room for a shot that he dispatched into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

It looked like being the winner until referee Mike Dean awarded a controversial penalty – adjudging Ashley Williams had fouled Ross McCormack – which the Cardiff striker converted in a frantic finish to a thrilling game.

Cardiff City 1 Swansea City 3

Division Three – December 3, 1996

The Swans climbed into the play-off places courtesy of an emphatic win over their rivals at Ninian Park.

Jan Molby’s side were set on their way by a superb strike from Kwame Ampadu, with Steve Jones doubling their advantage with a fine finish of his own.

The hosts responded as Steve White pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time.

But the Swans were in no mood to allow a fightback, and sealed the win when substitute Dai Thomas netted with just four minutes remaining.

Cardiff City 0 Swansea Town 1

Division Two – March 7, 1959

Mel Nurse handed Swansea their first-ever win at Cardiff as he kept his nerve to slot a second-half penalty at Ninian Park.

The Swans had been trying to win at the home of their rivals since their first visit in 1913, and they ended the 46-year wait thanks to a fine second-half display.

The key moment arrived just past the hour mark as Len Allchurch was brought down in the area by Alec Milne and Derrick Sullivan.

Nurse stepped up and found the net on an historic day for the Swans.

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