Match Highlights – Cardiff City 2 Swansea City 3

In a thrilling South Wales derby at the Cardiff City Stadium, Ben Cabango was the hero for Swansea City as he netted a last-gasp winner to secure a historic fourth-straight victory in the fixture and the “Double Doube” in the process.

The Swans, who had kept clean sheets in their three previous derby triumphs, wasted no time in asserting their early dominance as Joel Piroe struck early on.

Liam Cullen then doubled their lead with a header in the 34th minute, before Jaden Philogene pulled one back almost immediately for Cardiff with a fine solo effort.

The second half saw both sides struggle to break each other down, but the hosts appeared to have secured a point when Sory Kaba nodded in an equalizer with just seven minutes left on the clock.

However, Cabango had other ideas and was in the right place at the right time to scramble home the winner in the dying seconds of stoppage time, after Jay Fulton’s strike had rebounded off the post. It was a memorable moment for the Cardiff born defender and a bitter blow for the hosts, who now have a real battle to avoid relegation.

Swansea City manager Russell Martin dedicated the win to the team’s mascot, three-year-old Morgan Ridler, who led the Swans out onto the pitch alongside captain Matt Grimes at the Cardiff City Stadium. Morgan, who hails from Gorseinon, has been bravely battling cancer, and is set to begin another round of chemotherapy after the game.

Martin and his team will be hoping that the win, and the emotions behind it, can help spur them on to further success in the Championship this season.

Martin has now plotted four consecutive victories over Cardiff City managers – Mick McCarthy, Steve Morrison, Mark Hudson and Sabri Lamouchi.

The Swans now welcome Coventry City to the stadium on Friday in the first of two fixtures over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Team Lineups

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Harry Darling (Jamie Paterson 76), Nathan Wood, Ben Cabango, Ryan Manning; Liam Walsh (Joe Allen 64), Matt Grimes (captain); Luke Cundle (Jay Fulton 46), Olivier Ntcham (Ollie Cooper 52), Joel Piroe; Liam Cullen (Joel Latibeaudiere 64).

Substitutes: Andreas Søndergaard, Jamie Paterson, Morgan Whittaker.

Cardiff City: Ryan Allsop, Mark McGuinness, Ryan Wintle, Joe Ralls (captain), Sheyi Ojo (Connor Wikcham 61), Callum O’Dowda (Romaine Swayers 46), Cedric Kipre, Jaden Philogene, Andy Rinomhota (Rubin Colwill 61), Perry Ng (Mahlon Romeo 90), Sory Kaba.

Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Jack Simpson, Isaak Davies.

Referee: Keith Stroud

Attendance: 28,232 including 2,190 Jacks

Match Highlights

Watch extended highlights of the Swans thrilling win at the Cardiff City stadium.

Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club