Swansea v City: Head to Head

Last updated : 28 February 2002 By Andy Beill
Home advantage could be the key for Swansea in tomorrow's game, having won 19 of the 28 league meetings with Hull City at the Vetch.

City's last goal at Swansea coincided with their last win there, in the FA Cup in 1987. Richard Jobson scored to take City through to the Fifth Round.

City beat the Welsh side a year earlier in the league, with Steve McClaren and Neil Williams on target in a 2-0 victory. City went on to finish 3rd that season, winning promotion to Division 2.

Our last win before that was in 1948, with goals from Burbanks and Jensen sealing a 2-1 win.

Our only pre-War win was in 1929, when prolific scorer Ken McDonald got his 23rd of the season in a 1-0 win.

At Boothferry Park we have had the better of the Swans. The 2-1 victory in September was our 16th on home soil. 6 have gone Swansea's way, while 7 have been stalemates.

A memorable home victory came in 1997. Having failed to score in our first three games of the season, the floodgates opened when Swansea visited.
Duane Darby was first on the scoresheet in the 13th minute but the visitors levelled within 60 seconds.
Gregor Rioch put City ahead in the 36th minute, and we carried that lead until half time.
8 minutes after the restart Tony Bird made it 2-2, but Glyn Hodges restored our lead a minute later.
Darby gave us some breathing space with his second, but Swansea replied 3 minutes later.
Chances of a comeback were shortly ruled out when Neil Mann got two in the space of five minutes to make it 6-3, but a 77th minute own goal from Rob Dewhurst gave the visitors brief hope.
However, Duane Darby put it beyond doubt 5 minutes later to seal his hat-trick and make it 7-4.
Greg Rioch was sent off in injury time before the referee blew for full time to end an extraordinary game.

Goals have never been in short supply in this fixture. Out of the 57 matches Swansea have hit the net 86 times, while City have notched up 71. However, three of the last five meetings in South Wales have ended 0-0, so it will be hard to predict the outcome of tomorrow's game.