Past meetings: Millwall v Swans

29th August 2018
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As the Swans get set for a trip to Millwall on Saturday (5.30pm), we take a look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

We recall previous meetings in the Championship, League One and the League Cup.


Millwall 0 Swans 2

Championship – April 30, 2011

The Swans last visited Millwall in their penultimate regular-season game of 2010-11.

Brendan Rodgers’s team had already secured their place in the Championship play-offs, but they kept their slim automatic promotion hopes alive thanks to a 2-0 success at the New Den.

The Swans’ first win in 14 visits to Millwall – who were managed at the time by Kenny Jackett – came courtesy of goals either side of half-time from Darren Pratley and Stephen Dobbie.

They would eventually miss out on the top two – but went on to be promoted via the play-offs, of course.


Millwall 2 Swans 2

League One – November 6, 2007

Roberto Martinez’s Swans extended their unbeaten run to eight games thanks to an influential performance from Paul Anderson.

The on-loan Liverpool winger created the opening goal when his shot was parried into the path of Jason Scotland and the striker steered home.

Millwall, under the guidance of new boss Jackett, responded through Zak Whitbread, and they went ahead 20 minutes from time thanks to Alan Dunne’s penalty.

But Anderson had the final word, combining with Scotland to make it 2-2 on 78 minutes.


Millwall 1 Swans 1

League Cup – April 24, 1999

John Hollins’s Swans side had claimed their first victory of the new season in the first leg of this League Cup tie courtesy of goals from Steve Watkin and Jason Price.

They defended their 2-0 advantage in the second leg in South London despite an early goal for the Lions from Richard Sadlier.

Tony Bird netted a late penalty to ensure the Swans got the better of opponents who were from the division above, but Hollins’s men were knocked out in the second round by Derby County.

There was joy to come in the league, though, as they won the Third Division title the following spring.