Past meetings | Swansea City v Cardiff City

13th October 2021
First team
Cardiff Ben Wilmot

As Swansea City prepare to face Cardiff City at the Stadium, we take a look back at some memorable derby meetings.


Swansea City 1 Cardiff City 0

Championship – October 27, 2019

Ben Wilmot wrote his name into south Wales derby folklore as he marked his first league start for Swansea City by scoring the winner in SA1.

The on-loan centre-half – playing with Joe Rodon out injured – timed his run perfectly to glance home Wayne Routledge’s cross in the 24th minute.

In truth the margin of victory could – and perhaps should – have been far greater, as Swansea spurned a number of chances to put the game to bed while George Byers saw his effort strike the crossbar.

But no-one seemed to mind too much when the final whistle went to spark the celebrations.

Wayne Routledge Cardiff

Swansea City 3 Cardiff City 0

Premier League – February 8, 2014

The Swans got Garry Monk's reign as head coach off to the best possible start as they claimed derby day revenge on Cardiff City with a 3-0 win at the Liberty.

After a goalless first half, the Swans were quick out of the blocks after the restart as Pablo Hernandez came off the bench to set up Wayne Routledge, who found the bottom corner in the 47th minute.

It was all one-way traffic from then on as the scorer turned provider when Routledge crossed for Nathan Dyer, and the winger dived in to nod home in the 78th minute.

Things got even better for the home side as Wilfried Bony headed home his 17th goal of the season with four minutes to go following Hernandez's delivery from a free-kick.

It sealed victory and made amends for the Swans defeat at Cardiff City Stadium earlier in the season.

Swansea City 3 Cardiff City 2

Championship – November 7, 2009

Darren Pratley was Swansea City’s matchwinner as the midfielder claimed two goals and an assist to inspire the hosts to derby victory.

Nathan Dyer headed in a Pratley free-kick to open the scoring, before the midfielder got a goal of his own with a fine volley.

However, Cardiff hit back with two goals of their own in quick succession.

Jay Bothroyd beat the offside trap to calmly pull one back, before Mark Hudson levelled matters with a header from an acute angle.

But Swansea and Pratley had the last word when he converted Fede Bessone’s cross at the near post.


Swansea City 1 Cardiff City 0

League Cup – September 23, 2008

Jordi Gomez’s low free-kick was enough to see Swansea City advance in the League Cup in the first South Wales derby for nine years.

The Spaniard found the bottom corner of the net – via a deflection off the bottom of the leaping Cardiff wall – after Mark Gower had been fouled.

Cardiff had enjoyed the better chances of the opening half, with Dorus de Vries twice denying Jay Bothroyd.

But Swansea were improved after the break and Gomez’s goal could easily have been added to by Jason Scotland and Gorka Pintado, as the visitors ended with 10 men following Stephen McPhail’s second booking.

Swansea City 4 Cardiff City 1

Second Division – March 7, 1995

A stunning start saw Frank Burrows’ side claim an emphatic derby victory at a jubilant and snowy Vetch Field.

The outcome was all but decided with less than 20 minutes on the clock amidst the unseasonal snowfall as Swansea surged into a three-goal lead.

John Williams opened the scoring, with David Penney and Colin Pascoe soon following the striker onto the scoresheet.

The score remained the same until the closing minutes, with substitute Shaun Chappell making it 4-0, before Nathan Wigg got a late consolation for Cardiff.

Swansea Town 5 Cardiff City 1

Second Division – December 24, 1949

A Billy Lucas brace helped Swansea Town on their way to a handsome South Wales derby victory to provide the Jack Army with an early Christmas present at The Vetch.

Lucas opened the scoring in just the sixth minute, with Sammy McCrory doubling the home side’s advantage some 14 minutes later.

Jack O’Driscoll extended the lead early in the second half, and further goals from Lucas and the Ireland international saw Swansea earn full reward for a sparkling display.

Ron Stitfall got on the scoresheet for Cardiff.