#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: August 18, 2012
18th August 2016
QPR 0-5 Swansea City
Barclays Premier League - Saturday, August 18, 2012The Swans turned in one of the most memorable away performances in the history of the Premier League as they thumped QPR 5-0 at Loftus Road in the opening day of the competition.
All stats were turned on their head in what was a truly ruthless display from the Swans as they made the perfect start under Michael Laudrup.
Never had the Swans won at Loftus Road. They had also lost every opening game of their last six campaigns.
But this was to be their day.
Not since October 2007 had the Swans last won 5-0 away from home - that came at Leyton Orient in League One.
This was worth the wait.
After debutant Michu had scored his and Swansea's first goal just eight minutes in, the Swans then saw fellow signing Chico Flores and then the former strike the crossbar.
It was a thrilling first half, but there was plenty more to come from the Swans.
Wayne Routledge teed up Michu, who curled a sublime shot into the top corner to double the lead before Nathan Dyer made it 3-0 after the QPR defence was caught out.
Another from Dyer made it an unbelievable scoreline, but substitute Scott Sinclair came off the bench to add a fifth.
It was a breathtaking performance, and quite simply an incredible result for the Swans.
The journey home for the Jack Army was a lot easier this time from West London following past defeats at this ground.
A perfect start, a perfect day for the new Laudrup regime.
QPR: Robert Green, Samba Diakite (Shaun Derry, 86), Anton Ferdinand, Clint Hill (Shaun Wright-Phillips, 64), Ji-Sung Park (capt), Djibril Cisse (Andrew Johnson, 77), Adel Taarabt, Jamie Mackie, Nedum Onuoha, Fabio da Silva, Junior Hoilett.
Subs: Brian Murphy, Ryan Nelsen, Kieron Dyer, Bobby Zamora.
SWANS: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman (Kemy Agustien, 70), Michu (Mark Gower, 84), Nathan Dyer (Scott Sinclair, 77), Wayne Routledge. Danny Graham.
Subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Alan Tate, Luke Moore.
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