Past meetings | Middlesbrough v Swansea City

19th June 2020
First team

As the Swans get set to face Middlesbrough this weekend, we look back at some previous trips to Teesside.

Here we recall past encounters in the Championship and the FA Cup.

Middlesbrough 3 Swansea City 4

Championship – February 12, 2011

Swansea City's last victory at Middlesbrough came in dramatic fashion over eight years ago.

Craig Beattie struck a last-gasp winner for Brendan Rodgers’s side, who had trailed 3-1 at one stage.

The Swans’ never-say-die attitude was on display at the Riverside Stadium as they took another step forward in their bid to win promotion to the Premier League.

A familiar face opened the scoring as Marvin Emnes put the hosts ahead from inside the area after eight minutes, but Nathan Dyer levelled soon after as he tapped home Luke Moore's cross.

Middlesbrough seemed to be heading for victory when Jonathan Grounds and Leroy Lita scored either side of half-time, but the Swans rallied.

Scott Sinclair cut the deficit from the penalty spot after Julio Arca fouled Joe Allen, then Ashley Williams tapped home the equaliser after Angel Rangel's shot rebounded into his path.

A remarkable comeback was completed in injury time as substitute Beattie struck a fine left-footed effort from 20 yards to earn the Swans all three points.

Middlesbrough 1 Swansea City 1

Championship – January 23, 2010

Paulo Sousa’s Swans came away from the Riverside with a point back in 2010 despite Gorka Pintado giving them the lead.

Leroy Lita missed two good chances for the hosts before the Swans broke the deadlock two minutes after the break as Pintado fired in from Joe Allen's cutback.

It was the Spaniard's second goal in as many games following a 10-month drought, but it wasn't enough for Sousa's side.

A fortuitous goal saw the hosts draw level as Willo Flood's attempted cross sailed over Dorus de Vries and into the top corner.

The Swans survived a late scare when Chris Killen headed over from 12 yards.

Middlesbrough 1 Swansea City 2

FA Cup – January 17, 1995

The Swans claimed a memorable FA Cup win in what was their final trip to Middlesbrough’s former home at Ayresome Park.

First Division Boro were strong favourites to progress in this third-round replay, having drawn the original tie at Vetch Field 1-1.

The hosts included the likes of Paul Wilkinson and John Hendrie, but it was Frank Burrows’ Second Division Swans who took charge on Teesside thanks to goals from Steve Torpey and Dave Penney.

Roger Freestone had little to do before Hendrie netted what proved to be a consolation goal for the hosts late on.