Swans make history with derby double

Swansea City became the first team to do the south Wales derby double as they hammered Cardiff City 4 nil at the Cardiff City stadium.

Neither side had managed to achieve the south Wales derby double, but a Michael Obafemi brace and goals from Ben Cabango and Hannes Wolf, ensured Swans manager Russell Martin and his side became history makers by being the first team to do so in 110 years.

Obafemi at the Double

The Swans could easily have been a goal up inside the first 45 seconds as Joel Piroe’s cross just evaded Michael Obafemi in the Cardiff box.

However, the Travelling Jacks inside the Cardiff City stadium didn’t have long to wait to celebrate, as Michael Obafemi ended a fine move with a tap-in finish after just 6 minutes, sparking wild celebrations in the away end.

Even before the opening goal, Martin’s team looked well up for it and ran out comfortable and convincing winners, whilst exposing the limitations of a poor Cardiff City team.

Cardiff briefly rallied after the break, before Cardiff born Ben Cabango scored a cracker to give the Swans a two goal cushion. From that point on there was only ever going to be one winner, so it came as no surprise when Hannes Wolf grabbed his first Swansea City goal to put the Swans 3 nil up on 78 minutes.

With many of the home fans having already left, Michael Obafemi signalled the start of a further mass exodus when he calmly scored his 2nd goal – and the Swans fourth – on 82 minutes with a well taken curling shot past Alex Smithies.

In truth, the Swans could and probably should have added to their four goal tally, as they wasted a couple of opportunities from bad decisions in key positions and a couple of wayward shots.

But regardless of the poor opposition, it would be harsh to pinpoint the negatives in a thoroughly dominant Swans performance, especially away from home, given how poor the Swans have been on their Championship travels this season.

Cardiff bottle it (again)

Once again, as has been the case in so many derbies games between the two sides in recent times, Cardiff were clearly found wanting and does beg the question whether the players or indeed managers, really understand the magnitude of the occasion for fans of both sides.

If the result wasn’t bad enough for Cardiff City fans, it has now been been 3,073 days since the Bluebirds last scored a goal at home against the Swans, way back on 3 November 2013.

Russell Martin reacts to Swans win over Cardiff

For the time being however, it is time for Swansea City fans to celebrate and raise a glass or more appropriately a double, to the history making Swans team of 2022.