Swansea City favourite opening-day wins

15th June 2015

With the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League fixtures set to be announced at 9am on Wednesday, Swansea's fifth term in the top-flight is already on the horizon.
The Swans go into the new season having enjoyed a record-breaking campaign in 2014-15, with a highest ever finish of eighth place along with a best points tally of 56.
And to whet your appetite for the highly-anticipated fixtures announcement, we look back at some of the Swans' best opening-day matches.

August 18, 2012
Premier League: QPR 0 Swans 5

A sensational start by the Swans saw them kick off their second Premier League campaign with a stunning 5-0 demolition of Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
Michu made a dream start to life his new club, with the Spaniard opening the scoring after just weight minutes.
He doubled the lead in the second half before a Nathan Dyer brace and substitute Scott Sinclair's late strike rounded off a convincing win for the Swans in Michael Laudrup's first game in charge.
Swans: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams (capt), Taylor, Britton, de Guzman (Agustien, 70), Michu (Gower, 84), Dyer (Sinclair, 77), Routledge. Graham.
Subs not used: Tremmel, Richards, Tate, Moore.
Attendance: 18,072

August 6, 2005
League One: Swans 1 Tranmere Rovers 0

Bayo Akinfenwa wrote himself into the Swans' history books as he scored the first competitive goal at the Liberty.
The big striker ensured the Swans got life at their new home off on a winning note thanks to his first-half strike.
At the end of a busy first half, Jason McAteer saw his penalty saved by Willy Gueret before Lee Trundle was denied from the spot by John Achterberg, but the Swans ran out 1-0 victors.
Later that season, the Swans would reach the League One Play-Off final, only to be beaten by Barnsley following a dramatic penalty shootout.
Swans: Gueret, Ricketts, Iriekpen, Austin, Monk (Tate, 45), Forbes, Goodfellow, Martinez, O'Leary, Akinfenwa, Trundle (Tudur Jones, 89).
Unused subs: Britton, McLeod, Connor.
Attendance: 16,733

August 9, 2003
Third Division: Swans 4 Bury 2

Lee Trundle scored his first Swansea City goal while Brad Maylett bagged a hat-trick as Bury were brushed aside at the Vetch.
Maylett took just five minutes to open the scoring as he fired a powerful volley inside the far post following a neat cross from the left.
Bury were level by the break, Andy Preece heading home after beating keeper Brian Murphy to a cross.
But a frantic finish to the game saw four goals in the last 11 minutes.
Maylett made it 2-1 thanks to a deflect strike, before Trundle heading home from sub Kevin Nugent's flick-on.
Lee Connell ensured there would be a tense finish as he netted with five minutes to go, but Trundle set up Maylett in added-on time to seal the winger's hat-trick and victory for the Swans.
Swans: Murphy, Jones, O'Leary, Johnrose, Hylton, Martinez, Britton, Maylett, Connolly, Thomas (Nugent, 73), Trundle.
Subs not used: Freestone, Howard, Coates, Durkan.
Attendance: 8,826

See the final part of our favourite Swans opening-day matches on Tuesday via this website.