Snapshot: Latchford strikes

7th September
Club

Bob Latchford celebrates – as do Swansea City’s fans – after the striker’s goal against Manchester City.

It was April 17, 1982, and the Swans were coming towards the end of their first season as a top-flight club.

They had enjoyed a spectacular campaign, with numerous victories against the top sides putting John Toshack’s men within sight of winning the championship.

The Swans went in front against Manchester City thanks to Gary Stanley’s long-range strike.

Latchford then sealed the victory before half-time, but this was to be almost the last high point in a superb season.

The Swans won only one of the six games which followed and ended up sixth in the table.