Past Meetings | Swansea City v Brentford

25th July 2020
First team

Ahead of the Championship play-off semi-final first leg against Brentford on Sunday (6.30pm), we look back at some memorable previous meetings against the Bees.

Here we recall past meetings in the Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and Division Two.

Swansea City 3 Brentford 0

Championship – April 2, 2019

Nathan Dyer’s first league goals for Swansea City in nearly five years set Graham Potter’s men on the way to an emphatic win over Brentford.

The Swans went into the game off the back of four straight defeats but took just 30 seconds to edge their noses in front, as Dyer slotted home after Daniel James had rounded Brentford keeper Luke Daniels.

Dyer doubled the lead in the 34th minute when he raced onto Kristoffer Nordfeldt’s long clearance, before coolly sliding the ball through the leg of Daniels.

James put the result beyond any doubt 12 minutes from time as he found the bottom corner after Connor Roberts’ initial effort had come back off the post.

Swansea City 4 Brentford 1

FA Cup - February 17, 2019

Sensational solo goals from Daniel James and Bersant Celina capped off a rousing second-half comeback as the Swans booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Graham Potter's men had trailed to Ollie Watkins' 28th-minute strike, but they looked a side with far more intent after the break with three goals in an 18-minute spell.

Celina saw his 20-yard free-kick strike the post and then bounce off the back of keeper Luke Daniels and into the net.

James then raced 80 yards to score a stunning individual effort before the Bees were reduced to 10 men after Ezri Konsa hauled down the Wales winger when he latched onto a loose ball and was heading for goal.

It got even better for the hosts as Celina used his trickery to beat two men inside the box before slotting into the far corner, while George Byers added a fourth in stoppage time.

Swansea City 2 Brentford 0

League Cup – August 12, 2008

A goal in each half from Shaun MacDonald helped the Swans to breeze past Brentford in the first round of the League Cup.

The Swans took the lead just past the half-hour mark when Manchester United loanee Febian Brandy’s cross was fumbled by Bees goalkeeper Ben Hamer, and converted at the back post by MacDonald.

The Welshman doubled his and Swansea’s tally for the night later on, cutting onto his right foot on the edge of the six-yard box before firing into the top corner past the outstretched arm of Hamer.

Brentford defender and former Swansea man Marcus Bean was given his marching orders in added time for a second bookable offence.

Swansea City 6 Brentford 0

Division Two - May 1, 2001

Matthias Verschave bagged a brace while Kristian O’Leary, Nick Cusack, Jonathan Coates and Chris Todd were also on target in a thumping victory over the Bees.

Less than two minutes were on the clock when Verschave put the Swans in front, before O’Leary doubled their lead just under 10 minutes later.

Brentford’s defence held strong for the rest of the first half, but Cusack scored early in the second to end any hope of a Bees comeback.

The pick of the goals came from Coates on 55 minutes, the midfielder getting on the end of a cross from David Romo – who set up four of the six goals – to hammer the ball home from 20 yards.

Verschave added his second before the rout was completed on 78 minutes when Todd netted the Swans’ sixth to round off their biggest win of the season.