Past meetings | Swansea City v Southampton
As Swansea City prepare to welcome Southampton to the Liberty Stadium for our final pre-season friendly, we take a look back at some memorable previous meetings with the Saints at home and on our travels.
Swansea City 6 – 0 Southampton
Division Two – March 3, 1964
The Jacks stunned the title-chasing Saints at the Vetch Field, claiming their biggest-ever win over the south-coast club in the process.
Swansea were heavy underdogs but a hat-trick from Herbie Williams, as well as goals from Barrie Jones, Roy Evans and Brayley Reynolds saw the Swans romp to victory.
The win proved crucial for the Swans and their survival chances, with just one point separating the 19th-place Jacks and the relegation zone at the end of the season.
Swansea City 3 – 0 Southampton
Championship – October 25, 2008
Swansea City extended their unbeaten home record with a handsome win over struggling Southampton
Midfielder Darren Pratley opened the scoring with his first goal of the season in the 12th minute after he finished Tom Butler’s cross from the left.
Roberto Martinez’s side suffered a blow in the second half as left-back Marcus Painter was stretchered off after sustaining ligament damage in his right knee, making way for Alan Tate.
But Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez netted a second for the Swans, his fourth in five games, and Butler’s right-footed shot from the edge of the box in the 72nd minute topped off a fine performance at the Liberty Stadium.
Southampton 1 – 1 Swansea City
Premier League – November 10, 2012
The spoils were shared after a hard-fought meeting between the sides at St Mary’s in Southampton’s first season back in the top-flight.
Southampton, who were sitting bottom of the Premier League pile after picking up just four points in 10 games, opened the scoring in the second half with a strike from midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
The Saints looked dangerous side going forward, totalling 16 shots to the Swansea’s seven, but their vulnerability at the back allowed the visitors back into the game.
Maya Yoshida’s defensive error gifted super-sub Nathan Dyer the chance to run on to a loose ball and, just nine minutes after the Frenchman’s opener, fire home to secure a point for the visitors.
Southampton 0 – 1 Swansea City
Premier League – February 1, 2015
Garry Monk’s Swans sealed victory at Southampton for the first time in 62 years thanks to a stunning 25-yard strike from Jonjo Shelvey.
Ronald Koeman’s Saints suffered their first defeat in seven, while victory saw Swansea climb to ninth in the league.
The Swans nearly opened the scoring as Bafetimbi Gomis was denied by Fraser Forster, which was closely followed by Shelvey’s low driven shot hitting the woodwork.
However, Shelvey would not be denied, and it was his wonderful strike that beat Forster to seal victory for the visitors seven minutes from time.
The Saints had earlier seen Sadio Mane twice have shots blocked by Swansea captain Ashley Williams, and their hopes of a late equaliser were all-but ended when Ryan Bertrand was shown a red card for a crude challenge on Modou Barrow.