Past meetings | Swansea City v Preston North End

16th August
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As Swansea City get set to host Preston North End, we look back at some memorable previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall past meetings in the Championship and the FA Cup.

Swansea City 1 Preston North End 0

Championship - August 11, 2018​​​​​​​

Jay Fulton's first league goal for the club saw Swansea City overcome injuries and a missed penalty to see off Preston at a sodden Liberty Stadium.

Scottish midfielder Fulton got in front of his man to head into the far corner from Joel Asoro's cross after 32 minutes and, despite heavy Preston pressure after the break, the hosts held on for all three points.

By the time Fulton found the net, the Swans should have already led.

Alan Browne scythed down Barrie McKay in the area, but Oli McBurnie saw his spot-kick saved by Declan Rudd.

At the other end Erwin Mulder made his Swans debut as Kristoffer Nordfeldt was forced off through injury, and the Dutchman was able to mark the occasion with a clean sheet.

Swansea City 4 Preston North End 0

Championship – August 14, 2010

Brendan Rodgers' enjoyed a dream home league debut as Swansea City manager with this thumping Liberty Stadium win.

Rodgers’ team had been beaten on the opening day at Hull, but they saw off Barnet in the League Cup and then thumped North End.

Scott Sinclair made his debut in the game and quickly showed he would give the Swans an added dimension in attack.

Alan Tate claimed an assist for the opener as he teed up Stephen Dobbie, before Darren Pratley bundled home the second and Nathan Dyer made it 3-0 by half-time.

David Cotterill then completed the scoring from the penalty spot after Dyer was fouled.

Swansea City 4 Preston North End 1

Championship – January 27, 2009

Swansea City recorded another resounding home success against Preston under Roberto Martinez.

Martinez’s team had done a fine job of acclimatising to life in the second tier having romped to the League One title the previous season.

And their hopes of reaching the second-tier play-offs received a boost as they chalked up a fifth-successive victory.

Jordi Gomez put the Swans in front after only two minutes and Jason Scotland doubled the lead as he netted his ninth goal in as many games.

Guillem Bauza made it 3-0 after the break before Alan Tate curled home the fourth.

Chris Brown netted for Preston in the dying minutes, but that did not take the shine off a fine Swans win.

Swansea City 2 Preston North End 1

FA Cup fourth round – January 24, 2004

Swansea City pulled off a famous FA Cup upset on a thrilling afternoon at Vetch Field.

Brian Flynn’s team had already seen off Rushden & Diamonds, Stevenage and Macclesfield, with Lee Trundle scoring in every round, to set up their clash with second-tier North End.

The visitors included the likes of Ricardo Fuller, David Healy and Paul McKenna in their side, and Craig Brown’s team looked set to ease through after Dickson Etuhu put them in front.

But the Swans had other ideas.

With 10 minutes remaining, Andy Robinson made it 1-1 with a fabulous free-kick and, just two minutes later, Trundle took the ball on his chest in the penalty area before smashing it into the net to seal a memorable win.

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