Past Meetings: Swans v Wolves
As the Swans get set to face Wolves at the Liberty in an Emirates FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday evening, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here we recall past meetings in the Premier League, Championship and Division Two.
Swans 4 Wolves 4
Premier League - Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wolves were heading for the Championship, but they fought back from being 3-0 down to draw 4-4 with Brendan Rodgers’ Swans in a remarkable game at the Liberty.
Andrea Orlandi netted the fastest Premier League goal of the 2011-12 season by heading home after just 24 seconds.
Joe Allen’s effort was deflected past former Swansea keeper Dorus de Vries in the fourth minute before Nathan Dyer headed in an Orlandi cross inside 15 minutes to extend the home side’s advantage to 3-0.
Steven Fletcher reduced the deficit shortly before the half-hour mark but the Swans restored their three-goal lead through Danny Graham, who netted his 99th career goal in the 31st minute.
Matt Jarvis fired home a Kevin Doyle cross to make it 4-2 just three minutes later, while David Edwards burst through the middle to net Wolves’ third after the break.
Jarvis completed the comeback when he sidefooted home the equaliser in the 69th minute to level the scores.
The Swans finished in 11th position in the Premier League on 47 points at the end of the 2011-12 season.
Swans: Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Steven Caulker, Garry Monk, Leon Britton, Andrea Orlandi (Neil Taylor ht), Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer, Joe Allen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Danny Graham (Luke Moore 82).
Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Wayne Routledge, Josh McEachran, Mark Gower, Leroy Lita.
Swans 3 Wolves 1
Championship – Saturday, October 4, 2008
Jason Scotland netted twice, had an effort cleared off the line and hit the bar as the Swans knocked Wolves off the top of the Championship table.
The Swans went in front after just 25 seconds when Jordi Gomez fired home a low shot.
Wolves levelled in the 16th minute when Andy Keogh drilled a shot past Swans keeper Dorus de Vries.
Scotland saw a great effort cleared off the line by Kevin Foley soon after, while Gomez was denied his second of the match when his effort was ruled out for offside.
Scotland then headed against the crossbar before firing a low shot past Carl Ikeme after a neat one-two with Gomez to restore the Swans’ lead.
Scotland scored his second of the match in the 57th minute to seal a 3-1 win for Roberto Martinez’ side.
The Swans narrowly missed out on a play-off place at the end of the 2008-09 season, finishing in eighth position in the Championship table on 68 points.
Swans: Dorus de Vries, Ashley Williams, Marcos Painter, Garry Monk, Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Darren Pratley, Andrea Orlandi (Owain Tudur Jones 64), Mark Gower (Guillem Bauza 90), Jordi Gomez, Jason Scotland (Gorka Pintado 72).
Subs not used: Alan Tate, Febian Brandy.
Swans 6 Wolves 0
Division Two – Saturday, September 17, 1927
Hat-tricks from Lachlan McPherson and Jack Fowler secured a 6-0 victory for Jimmy Thomson’s Swans against Wolves at Vetch Field.
The match saw former Notts County forward McPherson score a second hat-trick in two home games after he helped the Swans to a 5-3 victory against Manchester City just twelve days earlier.
Swansea Town finished in sixth position in the Second Division at the end of the 1927-28 season on 48 points.
Swans: Alex Ferguson, Ben Williams, Wilfie Milne, Jimmy Collins, Joe Sykes, Thomas Woodward, Billy Hole, Wilf Lewis, Jack Fowler, Lachlan McPherson, Dai Nicholas.