Past meetings: Villa v Swans

17th October 2018
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As the Swans get set for Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall three past trips to Villa Park in the Premier League.

 

Aston Villa 1 Swans 2

Premier League – October 24, 2015

The Swans last visited Villa Park in the autumn of 2015, and they came away with all three points thanks to a dramatic late winner from Andre Ayew.

The Swans forward sidefooted home from Kyle Naughton’s cross three minutes from time to secure a much-needed victory for Garry Monk’s team.

Tim Sherwood’s struggling Villa side had taken the lead just after the hour when future Swan Jordan Ayew headed home.

But the Swans responded quickly thanks to a brilliant Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick, before the older Ayew brother had the final say.

 

Aston Villa 0 Swans 1

Premier League – March 21, 2015

The Swans claimed a well-deserved victory at Villa Park thanks to Bafetimbi Gomis’s late goal.

Garry Monk’s Swans side climbed up to eighth in the Premier League table thanks to this success, which was the position where they would end the season.

They were worthy winners against Tim Sherwood’s Villa side, who were battling to stay out of the relegation zone.

Gomis had chances earlier in the game, while Wayne Routledge had an effort cleared off the line by Ciaran Clark.

Swans old boy Scott Sinclair then missed an opportunity for the home side before Gomis met substitute Jefferson Montero’s cross to win it three minutes from time.

 

Aston Villa 0 Swans 2

Premier League – January 2, 2012

Swansea City had acclimatised well following promotion to the Premier League – but the vast majority of their points had come at home.

In fact, Brendan Rodgers’s men had not won in nine away games in the top flight when they went to Aston Villa midway through the season.

But they changed all that thanks to an impressive display in the West Midlands.

Nathan Dyer put the Swans in front after just four minutes when he latched on to a loose pass from Stephen Warnock and drilled a shot beyond Brad Guzan.

And the Swans got all the important second goal early in the second period when Danny Graham’s shot hit the post and Wayne Routledge lashed home the rebound.