Past Meetings | Swansea City v Bristol City
As the Swans prepare to welcome Bristol City to the Liberty on Saturday (3pm), we take a look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we recall matches in the Championship and League One, as well as the old Division Two.
Swansea City 1 Bristol City 0
Championship – April 18, 2009
It was just over a decade ago that the Swans last emerged victorious against Bristol City on home soil.
Garry Monk scored what proved to be the winner for Roberto Martinez’s side in the 25th minute, when he headed home from Andrea Orlandi’s corner.
The skipper then performed heroics at the other end, denying Jamie McCombe a tap-in after Dorus de Vries had parried Michael McIndoe’s shot.
Victory moved the Swans to a place outside the top six, but they would just miss out on the play-offs come the end of the season.
Swansea City 7 Bristol City 1
League One – September 10, 2005
The Swans recorded one of their most memorable Liberty Stadium victories when Bristol City crossed the Severn Bridge in 2005.
In only the fourth game at their new home, the hosts took the lead through Kevin McLeod just before half-time.
Bayo Akinfenwa made it 2-0 early in the second half, before Lee Trundle scored from the spot after Roberto Martinez was fouled.
McLeod completed his brace on 69 minutes, while Trundle grabbed his second goal two minutes later.
Leon Britton scored the home side’s sixth on 75 minutes before future Swan David Cotterill pulled one back for the visitors.
There was still time for McLeod to complete his hat-trick and ex-Bristol Rovers defender Kevin Austin to see red for a second booking on a stunning afternoon for the Swans.
Swansea City 2 Bristol City 2
Division Two – October 31, 2000
John Hollins’ side were struggling in the third tier having won the Third Division title the previous season.
Without a win in four games ahead of Bristol City’s visit to the Vetch, the Swans were already looking like relegation contenders, but offered their fans some hope with a much-improved performance.
Recent signing Giovanni Savarese twice put them ahead, but Louis Carey scored the first equaliser before a cruel Jason Smith own goal saw the visitors claim a point.
Sadly, the Swans would end up dropping back into the fourth tier at the end of the campaign.
Swansea Town 6 Bristol City 1
Division Two – April 26, 1960
Swansea rounded off their 1959-60 season at the Vetch with a commanding 6-1 rout of the already relegated Robins.
Barrie Jones opened the scoring for the hosts while an own goal and a further strike from Len Allchurch gave them a 3-1 lead at half-time.
Watched by the lowest home gate of the season, the Swans were put under pressure in the second half by their opponents, who demonstrated plenty of skill and determination despite their fate already being sealed.
But Trevor Morris’ side eventually put the game to bed with three goals in as many minutes.
First, Dave Dodson found the net for the fourth consecutive game and Herbie Williams was also on target, before Jones completed his brace.
It was a win that equalled the Swans’ biggest victory of the season.