Swansea City v Wigan Athletic | Past meetings

17th January 2020
First team
Wigan Michel Vorm

As Swansea City prepare to host Wigan Athletic on Saturday, we look back at some memorable previous games against the Latics in SA1.

Here, we look back at games in the Premier League, the Championship and the old third division.

Swansea City 2 Wigan Athletic 2

Championship – December 29, 2018

The Swans came from 2-0 down to sign off 2018 with a point in a dramatic draw against Wigan Athletic at the Liberty.

The visitors, without an away win since August, had led 2-0 at the break thanks to Joe Garner's brace.

Graham Potter's side pushed and pushed in the second half and pulled one back via Dan Burns' own goal just before the hour mark.

Then they grabbed an equaliser with nine minutes remaining via Mike van der Hoorn, who turned in Bersant Celina's cross.

The Swans went in search of a late winner, with Cameron Carter-Vickers almost turning in late on, but the hosts had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Swansea City 0 Wigan Athletic 0

Premier League – August 20, 2011

Wigan Nathan Dyer

Michel Vorm’s superb penalty save earned Swansea City their first Premier League point after a 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic at the Liberty.

The Swans welcomed back some familiar faces for their first home match in the top division for 28 years, including former manager Roberto Martinez and midfielder Jordi Gomez.

Brendan Rodgers’ men made a strong start to the first Premier League match played on Welsh soil and went close to taking the lead inside the opening two minutes, when Ali Al-Habsi made a smart save to deny Danny Graham.

Scott Sinclair also fired off target as the Swans dominated possession in the first half, while only an outstretched leg from Antolin Alcaraz prevented record-signing Graham from tapping home his first goal for the club.

Those two also went close after the break, along with Wayne Routledge, but Wigan started to threaten at the other end with former Swan Gomez rattling the post before Victor Moses saw his effort crash against the crossbar.

The Latics then had a great chance to snatch the lead when Gomez was felled by Ashley Williams, only for Vorm to perform heroics by producing a magnificent save to deny Ben Watson’s penalty at full stretch.

Swansea City 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Division Three – October 29, 1996

Jan Molby

Jan Molby rolled back the years with a wonderful midfield display as the Swans claimed victory over the Latics at the Vetch Field.

The Swans had endured a difficult start to the season under the former Liverpool midfielder, but a dominant first-half display teed them up for their fourth win of the campaign.

They led inside seven minutes as defender Mark Clode converted from close range, and it got even better for the hosts when Steve Torpey guided in a second before half an hour had elapsed.

The visitors were improved after the break, but a Isidro Diaz goal was a mere consolation.

Swansea City 3 Wigan Athletic 0

Division Three - March 14, 1992

Swansea City boosted their play-off hopes as three second-half goals saw them end Wigan’s resistance.

After a goalless first half where the Swans had struggled to break down an obdurate Latics defence, they opened the scoring through Andy Legg.

That was the first goal Wigan had conceded in over 330 minutes, but a second soon followed as defender Alan Johnson put through his own net.

Scottish striker Paul Chalmers went on to make sure of the points for Frank Burrows’ side.