#ThrowbackThursday: March 19, 2011
19th March 2015
Swansea City 3-2 Nottingham Forest
Npower Championship - Saturday, March 19 2011
Fabio Borini scored twice on his debut as Swansea City earned a crucial victory over Championship promotion rivals Nottingham Forest at the Liberty Stadium.
The home side showed their attacking intent from the off and were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after just three minutes as Nathan Dyer was tripped by Paul Konchesky, but referee Scott Mathieson waved away the appeals.
The Swans continued to press and Lee Camp was called into action to deny Scott Sinclair's low effort after 17 minutes.
But just four minutes later the deadlock was broken as Sinclair picked up the ball on the left and beat three Forest players before firing into the bottom left-hand corner.
And just moments later, on-loan Borini doubled the lead as Angel Rangel cut the ball back from the right for the Chelsea man to fire home.
Forest then rallied as Chris Cohen forced Dorus de Vries into a smart save, while Borini's deflected shot struck a post at the other end.
However, the visitors halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time as Kris Boyd collected Nathan Tyson's pass on the six-yard box before turning and squeezing the ball past de Vries.
The Swans reclaimed their two-goal advantage on the hour mark when Sinclair's effort was saved by Camp at his near post but Borini was on hand to tap home from close range.
Nathan Dyer spurned two other chances to extend the lead further before Forest rallied late on, with former Swans winger Paul Anderson finding the net before hitting the post in stoppage time.
SWANS: De Vries, Williams, Taylor, Tate, Rangel (Monk, 77), Dyer (Van der Gun, 88), Sinclair, Allen, Gower, Dobbie (Britton, 69), Borini.
FOREST: Camp, Konchesky (Bennett, 77), Chambers, Morgan, Gunter, Anderson, Cohen, McKenna, Majewski (McCleary, 46), Tyson, Boyd (McGoldrick, 63).