Sunday 28 April 2013

On this day: Swansea and Wolves in the goals

Looking back at the history of the Premier League, we look at an eight-goal encounter in 2012

  • Nathan Dyer puts Swansea City 3-0 up after just 15 minutes

  • Wolves celebrate Matt Jarvis's second goal to make it 4-4

  • For the two managers Brendan Rodgers and Terry Connor it was a mixed day

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day: 28 April 2012 Swansea City 4-4 Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers may have been relegated from the Barclays Premier League but they showed their spirit by  recovering from 3-0 down after 15 minutes to draw in an entertaining match at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers changed his formation form 4-3-3 to 3-4-3 and the new shape appeared to work as Andrea Orlandi scored the fastest goal of the season after 24 seconds.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 through Joe Allen and Nathan Dyer added a third before a quarter of an hour had passed. Rodgers then changed formation and watched as Kevin Doyle got a goal back.

Danny Graham restored the three-goal lead just after the half-hour but that lasted just two minutes as Matt Jarvis scored for Terry Connor's Wolves.

Shortly after half-time David Edwards got a third for Wolves and Jarvis capped off a fine display with the equaliser on 69 minutes. The point meant Swansea were mathematically safe from relegation. For Wolves it was too late.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A piece of action from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember an eight-goal thriller at the Liberty Stadium