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Swansea v City: Fans' favourite

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As City head to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, we asked what your favourite win at Swansea is...

We posed the question on Twitter and there was a landslide victory with 74% of the votes. So, let's take a look back at the chosen clash...

Swansea 2-4 City, 17 May 2015


City headed to the Liberty Stadium looking to secure the runners-up spot behind champions Chelsea and also guarantee automatic Champions League qualification.

In a topsy-turvy game, the Blues surrendered a two-goal lead, gained via strikes from Yaya Toure and James Milner, but managed to reclaim their advantage late on.

Toure netted his second before Joe Hart produced a stunning stop to maintain the Blues' lead and Wilfried Bony found the net in injury time to make sure of the points and maintain a top-two finish for City for the fourth season in a row.

Match Highlights


Starting XIs


Swansea: Fabianski, Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey (Britton 78), Dyer (Barrow 73), Sigurdsson (Emnes 83), Montero, Gomis.

Unused subs: Tiendalli, Grimes, Tremmel, Bartley.

City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho (Kompany 80), Milner, Toure (Bony 85), Lampard (Navas 59), Silva, Aguero.

Unused subs: Caballero, Clichy, Jovetic, Dzeko.

Key moments


21' - Toure opens the scoring, smashing a deflected shot into the near post

36' - Milner doubles the lead, collecting Kun's through-ball, cutting inside and curling into the bottom corner

45' - Swansea halve the deficit, as Sigurdsson drills in from just outisde the area

64' - Gomis levels the score, controlling a long ball and finishing beyond Hart

74' - Toure doubles his advantage, driving forward and firing home

82' - Hart produces a wonder save, somehow tipping Fernandez's powerful header over the bar from close range

90' - Bony completes the scoring, slotting in off the post

Man of the match


Joe Hart

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Reaction


"In what was proving an open, entertaining affair, City made the most of the space the hosts were allowing them. The speed of the Blues’ counter-attacks was continually putting Swansea on the back foot. The victory marked five on the bounce for City who have rediscovered their swagger probably just a month too late." MCFC

"It was breathless stuff at times and from City’s point of view showcased some superb attacking football. City had too much going forward for a Swansea team that followed that defensive masterclass at Arsenal on Monday night with a much more expansive performance here." The Guardian

"It was an excellent, entertaining end-of season cracker, both teams intent on attacking, and City simply out-gunned the Swans in the end, even though we had the rarity of Sergio Aguero not getting on the scoresheet when four goals were bagged." Manchester Evening News

"The great thing about Manchester City is that it is never dull. The visitors and their hosts Swansea served up fabulous entertainment in a pulsating game full of goals, an unforgettable save and high drama at the Liberty Stadium." The Mirror

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