Nottingham Forest welcome Swansea City to The City Ground on Sunday afternoon so we took a stroll down memory lane to re-live some memorable victories over the men from South Wales...
Saturday 30th September 2006 - Nottingham Forest 3-1 Swansea City
Forest earned their seventh win of the 2006-07 season and stretched their lead at the top of the League One table with a 3-1 win over the Welsh side. Swansea's Ricky Fallon added to his goal from midweek against Crewe Alexandra with a powerful header from Andy Robinson’s corner as The Swans look set to make it two wins in two.
Unfortunately for Kenny Jackett’s men, Forest were a completely different side in the second half and turned the game around with two goals in as many minutes. James Perch equalised after Kris Commons created the opportunity for his teammate early in the second period, before Commons put The Reds ahead with a neat left-footed strike that left Andy Oakes helpless.
After moving from Bristol Rovers in the summer, Junior Agogo grabbed his first goal for his new club after 67 minutes to seal all three points for Forest.
Saturday 12th December 2009 - Swansea City 0-1 Nottingham Forest
Billy Davies’s side showed clinical edge when required as David McGoldrick’s winner at the Liberty Stadium lifted Forest to third in the Championship table and earned them their first three points at Swansea since 1983.
The striker’s 35th-minute volley deflected off Ashley Williams and beat Dorus de Vries from 15 yards after Chris Cohen’s header fell to McGoldrick to open the scoring against a side who had previously kept 11 clean sheets. Both Williams and Cedric van der Gun squandered big chances as The Swans fell to their second loss in four league games after only falling to defeat once in 15 previous matches.
Lee Camp was on top form on the afternoon, denying Van der Gun one-on-one after he linked up well with Craig Beattie. Paulo Sousa introduced David Cotterill and Lee Trundle but it wasn’t enough as Forest moved only two points behind West Brom in the automatic prmotion places and extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games.
Saturday 6th March 2010 - Nottingham Forest 1-0 Swansea City
In the same season, Luke Chambers’ injury-time header lifted Forest into second in the Championship at the expense of Swansea, who were battling for a play-off place themselves.
In what was a tense affair, Dexter Blackstock saw his strike ruled out for offside in the first half, before Darren Pratley was denied a penalty despite his frustrations. Chris Cohen missed a brilliant opportunity from six yards before Radoslaw Majewski blazed the ball over the bar. Mark Gower and Shefki Kuqi linked up well for the visitors and when Gower fired the ball just wide of Lee Camp’s goal, the contest looked like it was going to end all-square.
The memory of the 3-0 defeat to Leicester City the week before quickly vanished in dramatic fashion when Lewis McGugan’s corner found Chambers at the back post after an error from Dorus de Vries and the defender's header sent The Swans to their first defeat of the calendar year.
Saturday 25th September 2010 - Nottingham Forest 3-1 Swansea City
In the first of four meetings between the two sides in the 2010-11 campaign, Forest ran out comfortable 3-1 winners in an entertaining affair at The City Ground as The Reds clinched their first home win of the season in style.
Lewis McGugan opened the scoring with a 12th-minute penalty after Dexter Blackstock had been brought down inside the box by Dorus de Vries and the same man doubled the lead on the hour mark when he nipped past two challenges and curled a sublime effort into the top right-hand corner of the net.
Radoslaw Majewski made sure of the points with six minutes to play as he fired the ball into the bottom corner and despite Cedric van der Gun's late consolation for the visitors, Forest recorded an impressive victory and moved into the top half of the Championship table.