Past meetings: West Ham v Swans

26th September 2017
Club

With the Swans heading to West Ham on Saturday, we look at back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here, we bring you some past meetings from Division Two, the FA Cup and the Premier League.

 

West Ham 1-4 Swansea

Premier League – Saturday, May 7, 2016

The last-ever Saturday match to be played at Upton Park was certainly one to remember for the Swans, who enjoyed a surprisingly comfortable victory over the Champions League chasing Hammers.

West Ham would have felt confident at the Boleyn Ground, where they had lost just twice all season, and had scored at least two goals in each of their last seven games.

However, Francesco Guidolin’s men had clearly not read the script as, following an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool the previous weekend, they took the lead in the 25th minute, when Kyle Naughton’s first-time cross from a Ki Sung-yeung pass was tucked away by Wayne Routledge.

The lead was doubled just six minutes later as Stephen Kingsley got forward from left-back and delivered the perfect cross for a sliding Andre Ayew to provide the finishing touch for his 11th goal of the season.

Swansea continued to have joy down the left-hand side and were in dreamland soon after the break, when Ki made it 3-0 with a precise volley from Mo Barrow’s cross much to the delight of the travelling Jacks.

Diafra Sakho pulled a goal back for the hosts when he stabbed the ball home after Lukasz Fabianski had blocked his initial volley from point-blank range, but the Swans had the last laugh in injury time as substitute Bafetimbi Gomis broke away on the counter-attack and played a neat one-two with Ayew before sliding past Darren Randolph.

West Ham: Randolph, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate (Emenike, 77), Moses (Sakho, 59), Lanzini (Valencia, 84), Payet, Carroll.

Subs not used: Spiegel, Tomkins, Collins, Obiang.

Swans: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley, Fer, Cork, Ki, Barrow (Rangel, 70), Ayew (Britton, 90+4), Routledge (Gomis, 82).

Subs not used: Nordfeldt, Fulton, Emnes, Gorre.

West Ham 1-1 Swansea

FA Cup Third Round - Saturday, January 2, 1999

Julian Dicks' late equaliser prevented Third Division Swansea from causing one of the greatest shocks in FA Cup history, albeit temporarily.

Despite being heavy underdogs against their Premier League opponents, the Swans took a shock lead through Jason Smith just after the hour-mark.

John Hollins' men held on to their lead until the 87th minute, as Dicks rescued the Hammers and set up a replay at the Vetch Field.

It was there that Martin Thomas' strike created one of the biggest upsets in the competition, despite the Hammers fielding the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Swansea-born John Hartson.

West Ham: Hislop. Potts, Pearce, Ruddock, Dicks, Sinclair, Lomas, Berkovic (Cole, 65), Lazaridis (Omoyinmi, 82), Hartson (Abou, 70), Wright.

Swans: Freestone, Jones, Bound, Smith, Howard, Coates, Cusack, Roberts, Thomas, Alsop, Catkin.

West Ham 1-2 Swansea

Division Two – Saturday, August 25, 1956

The Swans had made a strong start to the Division Two season; scoring eight goals in their first two matches.

This included a thumping 5-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers on the opening weekend, with Mel Charles helping himself to four goals along the way.

They followed that up with a narrow 3-2 victory over Barnsley four days later, but arrived at the Boleyn Ground aiming to avenge a comprehensive 5-1 defeat on their visit 12 months earlier.

However, Ronnie Burgess’ men enjoyed better fortunes this time around with centre-half Dudley Peake on target while Cliff Jones also found the net with what proved to be the winner; making it three on the bounce for the Swans.

West Ham: Gregory, Wright, Cantwell, Brown, Malcolm, O’Farrell, Blackburn, Tucker, Dare, Dick, Foan.

Swans: J. King, Willis, Thomas, D. King, Peake, B. Jones, Price, Charles, Griffiths, Allchurch, C. Jones.