Have you ever wondered how the Swans did on a particular date in history or were just curious as to which league or competition they played in?
Well read on to find out exactly when, who and what the Swans did on 22nd January!
Monday, 22 January 2018
The Swans, who sat at the bottom of the Premier League, beat Liverpool 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium thanks to a first half strike from defender Alfie Mawson. Few in the 20,886 crowd gave Carlos Carvalhal’s team any chance against a Liverpool side who were unbeaten in 18 games, but a combination of some woeful finishing and sharp Lukasz Fabianski saves, helped the Swans to an impressive if unlikely victory.
The Reds, who had chosen to train in the morning at Port Talbot Town’s ‘Sand Siro’ ground (aka Victoria Road Stadium), were anything but the formula one car Carvalhal had described during his post-match interview.
“They are like a Formula 1 car. But at 4pm in London it will be difficult to speed, they would be a car like any other. We needed to make sure there was traffic, we could not let them have open roads to drive in.”
The win moved the Swans onto 20 points and although still bottom of the table, to within 3 points of safety in 17th place.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
An 86th minute penalty from Scott Sinclair earned the Swans a 1-1 draw at Barnsley in the nPower Championship.
Despite missing the chance to go joint top of the table with QPR, Brendan Rodgers’ team were grateful for a share of the spoils in front of the 10,481 crowd at Oakwell, after a poor first half showing.
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
The Swans beat Crewe Alexandra 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium to move 8 points clear at the top of the Coca-Cola League One table. A goal in each half from Tommy Butler and Paul Anderson, secured the 3 points for Roberto Martinez’s side in front of a 11,200 crowd.
Saturday, 22 January 2005
Boston United suffered their first home defeat of the Coca-Cola League Two season, as Kenny Jackett’s Swans secured a 3-2 win, thanks to goals from Lee Trundle (2) and Andy Robinson. Trundle scored a controversial injury time winner from the penalty spot, as the Swans remained in the automatic promotion places.
Tuesday, 22 January 2002
With the Professional Footballers Association reluctant to pay the Swansea City players wages for a second time, it was little wonder that the Swans were hammered 4-1 at Bristol Rovers in Football League Division Three. The Pirates were already three goals to the good before striker Steve Watkin scored a consolation for Nick Cusack’s and Roger Freestone’s player manager team. A certain Mike Dean was the referee for the game, as Nathan Ellington grabbed a hat-trick for the home side.
Saturday, 22 January 2000
Walter Boyd’s 6th goal of the season was enough to give the Swans a 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town in Nationwide Football League Division Three at the Vetch Field, in front of a 6,913 crowd. It was a record ninth successive league win for John Hollins’ side, who stood in 3rd place in the league table.
Saturday, 22 January 1994
A late header from Steve Torpey helped the Swans grab a 1-1 draw at Blackpool in Endsleigh Insurance League Division Two.
Tuesday, 22 January 1985
Swans manager John Bond handed debuts to forward Derek Parlane, defender Paul Price, midfielder Ray McHale and full back Gary Williams, as the Swans beat Bristol Rovers 2-0 at the Vetch Field in the Freight Rover Trophy 1st Round 1st Leg. The 2,648 crowd saw the Swans take a first half lead after an own goal, with Dean Saunders scoring from the penalty spot in the 53rd minute to round off a rare win for the Swans during a difficult season.
Saturday, 22 January 1983
The high flying Swans managed a useful point in a goalless draw at Coventry City in the First Division.
Saturday, 22 January 1977
The Swans recorded their second away win of the season, after thumping Darlington 4-0 in Football League Division Four. Goals from Jeremy Charles, George Smith, Mickey Conway and Robbie James not only gave the Swans the points, but ended Darlington’s unbeaten record of 23 games at Feethams.
Swansea City Transfer on this Day
Sheffield born defender Kyle Naughton was signed from Tottenham Hotspur on a three and a half year deal for £5 million, by Swans manager Garry Monk.
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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.