Swans on this Day – December 23

Have you ever wonder how the Swans did on a particular date in history or wondered which league or competition they played in?

Well now you can find out exactly what happened when the boys in black and white played on 23rd December.

Ashley Williams and RVP3 years ago on 23 December 2012 – A goal from Michu helped the Swans grab a 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium. The 20,650 crowd were treated to gutsy performance from Michael Laudrup’s men as they frustrated Sir Alex Ferguson’s team throughout the game.

The game will probably be best remembered for Fergie’s post-match outburst after an Ashley William’s clearance had caught Robin Van Persie in the head. Ferguson said:

It was absolutely deliberate. The whistle has gone, the game has stopped and he has done that right in front of the referee, he could have killed the lad. It was a disgraceful act by the player, he should banned for a long time.”

9 years ago on 23 December 2006 – A last minute equaliser from Adebayo Akinfenwa saved the Swans from defeat as they drew 1-1 with Rotherham United at the Liberty Stadium in Coca-Cola League One. The 12,327 crown went home happy though as the point earned saw the Swans move up to 5th place in the table.

Stuart Roberts - Swansea City
Stuart Roberts
15 years ago on 23 December 2000 – The second from bottom Swans suffered a 2-1 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers in Nationwide League Division Two. Stuart Roberts got the only Swans goal as John Hollin’s side extended their winless streak to 11 league games.

37 years ago on 23 December 1978 – The Swans lost 3 nil at Shrewsbury Town in a first v second Football League Third Division clash. A record league gate for the season of 8,567 turned up at a snow covered Gay Meadow to see John Toshack’s table topping Swans.

43 years ago on 23 December 1972 – York City handed the Swans their 9th away defeat in the league with a 3 nil win at Bootham Crescent.

Were you at any of these games – if you were then leave a comment below with your memories.