Results tagged “swansea”
West Ham make their first ever trip to Swansea's Liberty Stadium with their first three points on the board and the cobwebs swept away after an workmanlike - rather than dazzling - win over a rejuvenated Aston Villa at the weekend.
In front of 34,000 in full voice and on a boiling day, the team were initially overawed and let Aston Villa dictate the game. But slowly the home team asserted themselves and Kevin Nolan's disputed goal five minutes before half time settled nerves.
A Nicky Bailey equaliser earned Charlton a deserved point against Swansea on Saturday.
However, with just 12 games remaining, the Addicks slipped to ten points from safety after their relegation rivals picked up wins in a surprise weekend in the Championship.
CHARLTON got their season off to a superb start with a convincing 2-0 home win over Swansea at The Valley on Saturday, August 9.
The Addicks, looking for promotion from the Championship this year, proved too good for the newly-promoted Welsh side, with new skipper Mark Hudson particularly impressing on his debut.
MARK Hudson will lead Charlton out for the match against Swansea - as long as he shakes off an ankle injury.
The former Crystal Palace defender has been named club captain by Addicks boss Alan Pardew before the big kick-off on Saturday, August 9.