Past meetings | Swansea City v Fulham
As Swansea City get set to host Fulham on Friday evening, we look back at some previous encounters against the Cottagers.
Here we recall past meetings in the Premier League and the old Second and Third divisions.
Swansea City 2 Fulham 0
Premier League – January 28, 2014
Goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Chico Flores saw the Swans end a run of eight Premier League games without victory.
After a goalless first half, the Swans started the second half slowly but the introduction of Nathan Dyer made a difference.
The winger wasted no time to tee up Shelvey for the opening goal on the hour mark. The Englishman’s effort striking Steve Sidwell and Brede Hangeland before nestling in the net.
Just 15 minutes later, Fulham’s keeper Maarten Stekelenburg was beaten once again when Flores flicked on Jonathan de Guzman’s free-kick, which resulted in the effort being deflected into the net by Dimitar Berbatov.
Swansea City 2 Fulham 0
Premier League – December 10, 2011
Second-half goals from Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham, plus a crucial 87th-minute penalty save from Michel Vorm, secured victory win and a clean sheet at the Liberty.
Brendan Rodgers’ Swans dominated possession during the first half and created many chances, including a headed effort from Leroy Lita which was denied by Mark Schwarzer.
And Sinclair put the Swans ahead when he struck 11 minutes after the interval but a draw looked likely when Jazz Richards was adjudged to have brought down substitute Kerim Frei in the penalty area.
US international Clint Dempsey was the man on the spot, but Vorm leapt to his right and forced the ball to safety.
And, as the game went into the final moments of stoppage time, Graham flicked in his fifth goal in eight games to secure the three points.
Swansea City 4 Fulham 2
Division Three – February 10, 1990
Ian Evans’ side produced a memorable performance at the Vetch Field with a hat-trick from Scottish striker Paul Chalmers and a goal from Tommy Hutchinson marking the Swans’ first league win of the year.
Hutchinson’s first-half opener gave the Swans an early lead at the Vetch, but the visitors levelled the scores with a Clive Walker penalty just five minutes later.
Chalmers reacted quickly and netted his second just two minutes later against a slow turning visiting defence.
A lapse in concentration saw Fulham pull a goal back through Steve Milton to make the score 3-2, before Chalmers completed his hat-trick.
Chalmers’ treble marked the Swans’ first league hat-trick since Bob Latchford netted three against Norwich in 1982.
Swansea City 4 Fulham 1
Division Two – October 13, 1979
Swansea claimed their biggest victory of the 1979-1980 season under player-manager John Toshack.
Nigel Stevenson opened the scoring in the 15th minute before a Steve Hatter own goal doubled the Swans’ advantage just four minutes later.
A quick response through John Beck reduced the deficit for Fulham, but the visitors’ celebrations were cut short by Robbie James’ goal just before the half-hour mark.
Brian Attley’s goal in the early stages of second half extended the Swans’ lead to 4-1, and they could easily have won by a greater margin were it not for some fine saves from Fulham keeper Gerry Peyton.