Past meetings | Swansea City v Birmingham City

24th August 2019
First team

As Swansea City prepare to host Birmingham City at midday on Sunday, we look back at some previous fixtures against the Blues.

Here we recall past meetings in the Championship and the old First, Second and Third divisions.

Swansea City 3-3 Birmingham City

Championship - January 29, 2019

Oli McBurnie's dramatic last-gasp equaliser earned Swansea City a point against 10-man Birmingham in a remarkable contest at the Liberty Stadium.

The hosts had looked to be in control when Daniel James fired the hosts ahead after linking well with McBurnie, only for Jacques Maghoma to level for the visitors.

Garry Monk's Blues then lost Kristian Pedersen to a red card just before the break, the full-back picking up two bookings in quick succession.

McBurnie headed Swansea back in front but Michael Morrison quickly equalised and Che Adams produced a superb strike to put Birmingham ahead of the first time.

But they were denied all three points as McBurnie swept home from Mike van der Hoorn's knockdown in stoppage time.

Swansea City 2 - 3 Birmingham City

Championship - November 12, 2008

An early goal from Jordi Gomez and an own goal from Blue’s defender Liam Ridgewell weren’t enough to prevent the Swans’ suffering their first home defeat of the season.

Roberto Martinez’s side found themselves a goal ahead inside two minutes when Gomez met Federico Bessone’s cross to beat Birmingham goalkeeper Maik Taylor.

The Swans’ continued to dominate but were pegged back just before half-time when Marcus Bent’s header beat Dimi Konstantopoulos in the Swansea goal.

However, the visiting side’s celebrations were soon cut short when a whipped ball in from the edge of the area from Angel Rangel was turned into his own net by Ridgewell.

But it was Birmingham substitute Kevin Phillips who would have the final say, scoring twice in the space of five minutes to secure victory for the Blues in an entertaining encounter.

The Swans were dealt a further blow after the match when it was announced that an injury picked up by Ferrie Bodde in the first half would see him sidelined for 10 months.

Swansea City 1 - 0 Birmingham City

Division One - November 28, 1981

Robbie James scored the only goal of the game as the Swans won their sixth home game of the season.

In what was a tight affair at the Vetch Field, Birmingham played with plenty of heart but failed to genuinely challenge Dai Davies in the Swansea goal.

Goalless at half-time, the match was opened up on 66 minutes when Leighton James found his namesake in the box and the midfielder applied the finishing touch to give the home side a narrow 1-0 victory and continue their impressive start to their first top-flight campaign.

Swansea City 4 - 0 Birmingham City

Division Two - February 16, 1952

The Swans put in an impressive performance in front of the Vetch Field faithful, with goals from Frank Scrine, Alf Bellis and Ivor Allchurch securing a comprehensive victory.

Birmingham’s robust style of play had seen them lead the league table not long before, but the visitors struggled to deal with the attacking flair of Swansea.

Scrine’s goal was followed up by a double from Bellis, who put the home side out of sight before Allchurch put the seal on the triumph with a fourth goal in the dying minutes.

Swansea’s win was made all-the-more impressive in the following weeks as the Blues went on an eight-game unbeaten run, losing just twice more in the league that campaign.