Neil Taylor Michael Laudrup Sunderland

Snapshot | Taylor's agony

24th May 2020

Michael Laudrup looks on as the unfortunate Neil Taylor is stretchered off against Sunderland on September 1, 2012.

Left-back Taylor had made a fine start to the season as the Swans opened the 2012-13 campaign brightly under new boss Laudrup.

But he suffered a fracture dislocation of his ankle after battling for the ball with Craig Gardner, and this would prove to be his final appearance of the season.

It was particularly bad luck for Taylor as it ensured he missed the Swans run to League Cup glory at Wembley, having also missed the play-off triumph at the home of English football in 2011 through suspension.

But the Wales international would bounce back from his injury, regaining his starting role with the Swans and helping them to a best Premier League finish of eighth in 2015.

He was also a mainstay of the Wales side that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 under Chris Coleman, with the defender netting in the group stage win over Russia in Toulouse.