Swans on this Day – January 6

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 6th January.

Danny Graham - Swansea v Arsenal - FA Cup
Danny Graham
3 years ago on 6 January 2013 – The Swans grabbed a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with Arsenal in the FA Cup 3rd Round in front of a Liberty Stadium crowd of 18,848.

Michael Laudrup’s side took the lead with a second half goal from substitute Michu, but two goals in three minutes looked to have sealed the Gunners path into the Fourth Round before Danny Graham’s scored 3 minutes from time to force a replay.

9 years ago on 6 January 2007 – Premier League Sheffield United were victims of an FA Cup 3rd Round giant-killing as the League One Swans won 3 nil at Bramall Lane.

Over 4,000 Jacks, who were in fine voice all afternoon, enjoyed a famous win thanks to two Tommy Butler goals and a penalty from Leon Britton.

12 years ago on 6 January 2004 – Top of the table Oxford United held the Swans to a goalless draw at the Vetch Field in front of a Nationwide Football League Division Three crowd of 8,896. Brian Flynn’s Swans maintained their position in the Play-Off places.

15 years ago on 6 January 2001 – The Swans laying in 21st place in Nationwide Football League Division Two under the guidance of John Hollins, lost 2 nil at 2nd placed Wigan Athletic with Jason ‘Smudger’ Smith being sent off to compound a horrible day in the north-west.

18 years ago on 6 January 1998 – Matthew Bound scored for the Swans as they lost 2-1 to Peterborough United at the Vetch Field in the Auto Windscreens Shield 2nd round – Southern Section, in front of a crowd of 1,179.

24 years ago on 6 January 1992 – Goals from Shaun Chapple, Andy Legg and John Williams helped the Swans run out 3-1 winners at Kidderminster Harriers in the Allbright Bitter Welsh Cup 4th Round.

Lee Bracey against Liverpool
Lee Bracey against Liverpool
26 years ago on 6 January 1990 – A man of the match performance from Swans keeper Lee Bracey helped Ian Evan’s Third Division Swans hold their Division One opponents Liverpool to a goalless draw in this FA Cup 3rd Round game in front of a packed Vetch Field crowd of 16,098.

41 years ago on 6 January 1975 – Part timers Kidderminster Harriers held Harry Gregg’s Fourth Division Swans to a goalless draw in the Welsh Cup 4th Round.

43 years ago on 6 January 1973 – Wyndham Evans scored for the Swans as they were held to a 1-1 draw at the Vetch Field by Southend United in the Football League Third Division. A crowd of 2,466 watched the bottom of the table Swans playing their relegation rivals.

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