Past meetings | Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

10th December
First team

As Swansea City prepare to face Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night, we take a look at some memorable previous encounters in SA1.

Swansea City 3 Blackburn Rovers 1

Championship – October 24, 2018

Swansea City came back from a goal down to claim their first win in four matches as in-form Blackburn Rovers were beaten at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans fell behind to a Charlie Mulgrew penalty midway through a low-key first half, but it was a different story after the break.

Half-time substitutes Jay Fulton and Leroy Fer were both influential as the Swans fought back to claim their third home victory of the season.

Fulton’s long-range effort brought the hosts level as the ball hit the post and bounced in off Rovers' keeper David Raya.

The Swans very quickly took the lead, with Connor Roberts guiding the ball home from Daniel James’ pass.

And the points were sealed five minutes from time when Bersant Celina lifted his shot over Raya and inside the far post.

Swansea City 3 Blackburn Rovers 0

Premier League – April 14, 2012

The Swans all but secured survival in their maiden Premier League season thanks to this comprehensive victory over Blackburn at the Liberty.

Brendan Rodgers’ team were impressive as they dismantled a Rovers outfit who were heading for relegation.

Gylfi Sigurdsson put the Swans in front before Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham combined to tee up Nathan Dyer for the second goal.

And any hope of a Rovers revival was killed off when Sigurdsson hit the post from point-blank range and the ball ricocheted into the net off Scott Dann.

Swansea City 2 Blackburn Rovers 0

Division Two – April 4, 1981

The Swans had won at Derby County in their previous game to breathe life into their hopes of winning promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history.

They would get there, of course, thanks to an eight-game unbeaten sequence at the business end of the season which began with the Derby success.

That was followed up with this victory over Blackburn, with Nigel Stevenson and the impressive Leighton James scoring in the second half to see off Howard Kendall's promotion challengers.

A month later, the Swans beat another Lancashire club, Preston North End, to book their place in the First Division.

Swansea City 5 Blackburn Rovers 1

Division Two – August 18, 1956

The Swans kicked off the new Second Division season in style as they thumped Blackburn at Vetch Field, although the scoreline flattered the hosts a little.

Ivor Allchurch put the Swans in front early on before Mel Charles took centre stage.

Charles grabbed the home side’s second goal before half-time, then scored three more in the second period to give Ron Burgess’s men a fine start to the 1956-57 campaign.