Past meetings: Swans v Sheffield Wednesday
As the Swans get set to face Sheffield Wednesday in an Emirates FA Cup fifth-round replay on Tuesday night, we look back at some previous games between the clubs.
Here we recall past encounters in the Championship and the old Division Three.
Swans 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Championship – March 13, 2010
The Swans were left frustrated after being held to a goalless draw when they last faced Sheffield Wednesday in SA1.
Paulo Sousa’s Swans side were in the Championship play-off places, while Alan Irvine’s struggling Owls were fighting to avoid relegation.
The Swans created a host of chances, with Lee Trundle and Shefki Kuqi both seeing opportunities go begging.
David Cotterill, Ashley Williams and Darren Pratley also went close for Sousa’s goal-shy team, whose lofty league position was thanks more to defensive prowess than attacking verve.
Wednesday would end up getting relegated, while the Swans narrowly missed out on a top-six spot.
Swans 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Championship – August 30, 2008
Ferrie Bodde’s stunning goal looked set to seal victory against Sheffield Wednesday until Steve Watson’s effort earned the visitors a point.
Bodde was turning heads up and down the county with his sparkling performances at the start of the 2008-09 season, when Roberto Martinez’s Swans were settling into the Championship well.
And he sent the Liberty into raptures nine minutes before half-time in this game when he stole possession, strode forward and unleashed a 25-yard drive which whistled beyond Owls keeper Lee Grant and into the net.
Ashley Williamns and Febian Brandy both hit the post, but the Swans were punished late on when Marcus Tudgay crossed for Watson to nod home.
Swans 4 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Division Three – December 2, 1978
John Toshack’s team chalked up a memorable home victory over Sheffield Wednesday as they took another step towards promotion from Division Three.
The Swans went ahead inside a minute through Phil Boersma then, after a swift Owls equaliser, made it 2-1 through Toshack on 15 minutes.
Wednesday levelled again before the break, but Toshack struck again early in the second period and Jeremy Charles quickly made it 4-2 to kill the visitors off.
The Swans finished third to seal automatic promotion to the second tier at the end of the season.