Snapshot | Halfway there

23rd May 2020

Two of Swansea City's finest servants, Garry Monk and Alan Tate, breathe a sigh of relief after putting in a mighty shift at Nottingham Forest.

It was May 2011, and the stakes were high as Brendan Rodgers' Swans fought for a place in the Premier League.

Having finished third in the Championship, they travelled to the City Ground in the play-off semi-final first leg.

The night started in nightmare fashion as Swans left-back Neil Taylor was sent off for a foul on Lewis McGugan in only the second minute.

That meant club skipper Monk came off the bench to replace Stephen Dobbie, and he joined Tate - plus Ashley Williams and Angel Rangel - in a rejigged back four.

A man light for almost the entire game, the Swans might have seen their promotion hopes go up in smoke.

Yet they performed superbly to claim a goalless draw, and then won the second leg 3-1 before beating Reading at Wembley.