The year was 1990 and Swansea were in the midst of a drubbing being metered out by Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup.
The Swans (then of Division Three) had actually held the reigning cup holders to a 0-0 draw at Vetch Field in the original tie, only to find out the hard way that the replay at Anfield three days later was a game too far.
Kenny Dalglish’s team rampaged to an 8-0 win with Ian Rush helping himself to a second-half hat-trick. As an alternative, Swansea left it to their fans to provide the club’s sole highlight of the night.
Indeed, irritated by the procession of goals flooding in at the other end, one supporter decided to take matters into his own hands and pull one back for the away side by leaping onto the pitch and stabbing a shot past a bemused Bruce Grobbelaar.
This led to a spirited footrace around the pitch as steward after steward failed to apprehend the miscreant until he was finally felled by a particularly rugged sliding tackle…
#OnThisDay in 1990 a Swansea fan scored at Anfield in the midst of an 8-0 thumping in the FA Cup.
Come for the melodic slow-mo, stay for the steward’s slide tackle that cleans him out.pic.twitter.com/ElguXZqOgm
— Proper Football (@sid_lambert) 9 January 2019
Nowhere near the ball and not even a yellow card. It truly was a different game back then!
The video is another superb find by Proper Football (@sid_lambert) who we sincerely suggest following on Twitter if you’re of the persuasion
Here’s the full highlights of the aforementioned game – keep an eye out for Steve Nicol’s delicate lob – with the estimable Gerald Sinstadt providing the dulcet commentary…