Past Meetings: Swans v Liverpool

20th January 2018

As the Swans get set to face Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

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

 

Swans 3 Liverpool 1

Premier League – Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Swans secured Premier League survival with an impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool at the Liberty.

Andre Ayew opened the scoring for Francesco Guidolin’s Swans in the 20th minute when he headed home a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner.

Jack Cork doubled the Swans’ advantage shortly after the half-hour mark with a fine curled effort into the top corner after he dispossessed Philippe Coutinho near the halfway line.

Christian Benteke headed home from a Sheyi Ojo corner in the 65th minute to reduce the deficit, before the Swans restored their two-goal lead just minutes later as Ayew netted his second with a well-taken effort.

The Reds ended the game with 10 men after Brad Smith was shown a second yellow for a high challenge on Wayne Routledge.

The Swans finished the 2015-16 season in 12th position on 47 points.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Jordi Amat, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Jack Cork, Leon Britton (Jay Fulton 90+1), Wayne Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero (Kyle Naughton 73), Andre Ayew.

Subs not used: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Federico Fernandez, Ki Sung-Yueng, Modou Barrow, Bafetimbi Gomis.

 

Swans 1 Liverpool 0

Premier League – Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Swans ended their debut Premier League season on a high with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool, in a match where Danny Graham scored his 100th career goal.

Brendan Rodgers’ Swans dominated the first half, with Gylfi Sigurdsson going close to finding the back of the net twice.

There was an electric atmosphere at the Liberty, with many Swans fans dressed as Elvis to celebrate the home side’s successful first campaign in the Premier League.

Andy Carroll forced Michel Vorm to pull off a fine save in the second half with a great overhead kick as both sides searched for the opener.

It was the hosts who broke the deadlock with just four minutes remaining when Graham converted his 14th goal of the season from close range.

The victory saw the Swans finish the season in 11th position.

Swans: Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Steven Caulker, Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge 79), Joe Allen, Gylfi Sigurdsson (Mark Gower 89), Danny Graham.

Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Alan Tate, Garry Monk, Gwion Edwards, Luke Moore.

 

Swans 2 Liverpool 0

Division One – Tuesday, February 16, 1982

The Swans sealed a terrific 2-0 victory over Bob Paisley’s Liverpool side at Vetch Field thanks to some skilful attacking play and strong defending.

Leighton James opened the scoring in the 74th minute before Alan Curtis sealed the win for the Swans when he found the back of the net in the 89th minute.

The Swans finished the 1981-82 season in sixth position in the First Division on 69 points.

Swans: Dai Davies, Gary Stanley, Chris Marustik, Colin Irwin, Ray Kennedy, Ante Rajkovic, Alan Curtis, Robbie James, Leighton James, Max Thompson, Jeremy Charles.