Have you ever wondered how the Swans did on a particular date in history or are just curious which league or competition they played in?
Well read on to find out exactly when, who and what the Swans did on 11 March!
Saturday, 11 March 2017
The Swans lost 2-1 to fellow Premier League strugglers Hull City at the KCOM Stadium, leaving Paul Clement’s side in 16th place and only 3 points above the relegation zone.
Alfie Mawson scored an injury time consolation for the Swans, whom struggled without the threat of leading scorer Fernando Llorente, who went off just before half-time with a dead leg.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
A Luke Moore goal seven minutes from time earned the Swans a 1-0 win of Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium.
It was the first time in five months that Roberto Mancini’s side had been knocked off the top spot, as Brendan Rodger’s men put on a superb display to dent their opponents title hopes.
Truth be told, the margin of victory would have been greater were it not for Joe Hart saving Scott Sinclair’s 10th minute penalty.
For the vast majority of the 20,510 crowd, the 11th March will always be fondly remembered as ‘Luke Moore Day’.
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Coca-Cola League One leaders Swansea, were held to a 1-1 draw by Tranmere Rovers in front of a Liberty Stadium crowd of 11,039.
Despite the Swans dominating creating numerous changes, they only had Alan Tate’s superbly taken 43rd minute volley to show for their efforts and were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal, when Rovers equalised in dubious fashion in injury time.
Saturday, 11 March 1995
Swansea City won a lively Endsleigh Insurance League Division Two game against Birmingham City at St. Andrews thanks to a 38th minute penalty from John Hodge.
Despite Mark Clode getting sent off for the Swans at half-time, the Swans held on to inflict the Blues first home defeat in 7 months, in front of the 16,791 crowd.
Saturday, 11 March 1989
Despite defender Andy Melville giving the Swans a 3rd minute lead, the home side were held to a 1-1 draw by fellow Barclays League Division Three side Chester City at the Vetch, in front of a 4,311 crowd.
Saturday, 11 March 1978
The Swans hopes of promotion were dented as they lost 2-1 at York City in the Football League Fourth Division. John Toshack’s men looked on course for the win after Alan Curtis had given his side a 12th minute lead, only for the Minstermen to grab two goals from the penalty spot in a mad 13 minutes.
Friday, 11 March 1977
A crowd of just 972 watched the Swans grab only their 3rd away win of the season in a 3-1 victory at re-election threatened Southport in Football League Division Four.
Alan Curtis looked to have saved the blushes of Harry Griffiths’ side, but two goals in the last two minutes from winger Mickey Conway and defender Paul Harris made the scoreline look a lot more comfortable than it actually was!
Saturday, 11 March 1972
The Swans lost 2-1 to Bournemouth & Boscombe (better known nowadays as AFC Bournemouth) at the Vetch Field in the Football League Third Division. Winger Clive Slattery scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for home side.
If you enjoyed reminiscing about these Swansea City games, then take a look at some of our other Swansea City on This Day articles.
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The ‘Swansea Town & City Football Club – The Complete Record 1912-2012 from Southern League to the Barclays Premier League’ book written by Colin Jones was an excellent reference guide for some of the information contained on this page.