Swansea City's Wembley record

28th May 2021
First team

Swansea City return to Wembley for the fourth time in a decade this weekend, looking to secure a return to the Premier League as they take on Brentford at the home of English football.

Since the new Wembley Stadium was opened in 2007, the Swans have been undefeated on their visits to the venue.

Here, we look back at Swansea City’s previous visits to the stadium.

May 30, 2011

Championship play-off final

Swansea City 4 Reading 2

Wembley 2011

Swansea’s first visit to the new Wembley Stadium was a day that will forever be ingrained in the club’s history as Brendan Rodgers’ side booked their place in the Premier League.

Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick at Wembley as the Swans ended their 28-year wait for a return to the top tier of English football.

The Swans took the lead in the 21st minute thanks to Sinclair’s penalty after Nathan Dyer had been tripped in the box.

It was 2-0 just a minute later, with Sinclair netting at the far post after Adam Federici parried Stephen Dobbie’s cross.

Dobbie got in on the act with a fine finish five minutes before the break, but the contest was far from over.

Joe Allen headed into his own net early in the second half to give Reading hope, then Matt Mills’ powerful header made it 3-2 on 57 minutes.

The Swans were wobbling, and it needed a brilliant Garry Monk block to deny Noel Hunt an equaliser.

But with 10 minutes remaining, Andy Griffin fouled Fabio Borini in the box and Sinclair completed his hat-trick from the spot to secure the Swans’ place in the Premier League.

February 24, 2013

League Cup final

Swansea City 5 Bradford 0

Swansea City created history by winning their first major honour with a resounding 5-0 win over Bradford City at Wembley.

Goals from Nathan Dyer and Michu earned the Swans a deserved 2-0 lead at the break before Dyer struck again.

Then a Jonathan de Guzman penalty, awarded after he was taken down by keeper Matt Duke - who was dismissed – effectively ended the contest just before the hour mark.

And there was time for de Guzman to tap home another in added-on time to make it a record-breaking winning score in the competition’s final - passing Manchester United's 4-0 win over Wigan in 2006.

The success came in the Swans centenary year, and almost 10 years on from the day they beat Hull City to retain their Football League status.

And victory also meant Swansea would play in the Europa League the following season.

September 16, 2017

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Swansea City 0

Swansea City dug in for a precious and hard-earned point after a determined defensive display at Wembley Stadium.

With White Hart Lane in the process of being redeveloped, Spurs were playing their home games at Wembley but saw their run of scoring in 30 consecutive home league games ended by the stubborn Swans.

Spurs dominated for most of the game as the visitors had to defend in numbers to come away with a clean sheet.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was in inspired form, acrobatically tipping over a Harry Kane header, while also denying Davinson Sanchez, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

The ‘old’ Wembley

The Swans also played twice at Wembley Stadium prior to its renovation, winning the 1994 Autoglass Trophy final on penalties, and losing the 1997 Third Division play-off final against Northampton Town.