Match Preview

Team News:

 
Reds boss Keith Hill is still missing a host of first team regulars but Ben Alnwick returns from the suspension he accrued in the First Round victory over Rochdale. The 25 year old will replace David Gonzalez whose short term deal has now expired. Full-back Martin Cranie could also make his first start since his free transfer move. The former Southampton and Coventry man had appeared as a substitute in the defeats at Wolves and Brighton.
 
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
 
David Gonzalez
Scott Golbourne 
Stephen Foster
Scott Wiseman
John Stones
Stephen Dawson
Tomasz Cywka
Jacob Mellis
Craig Davies
Marlon Harewood 
Kelvin Etuhu
 
Head To Head
 
Last Six Swansea v Barnsley Results:
 
7/1/12 Barnsley 2-4 Swansea (FA Cup)
22/1/11 Barnsley 1-1 Swansea (Championship)
28/12/10 Swansea 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
17/4/10 Swansea 3-1 Barnsley (Championship)
19/9/09 Barnsley 0-0 Swansea (Championship)
13/4/09 Barnsley 1-3 Swansea (Championship)
 
Overall Record:
Swansea Wins: 34
Barnsley Wins: 23
Draws: 14
Swansea Goals: 112
Barnsley Goals: 90
 
At Swansea (4 at the Liberty Stadium, 30 at the Vetch Field):
 
N.B- 21 meetings occurred whilst Swansea City was known as Swansea Town.
 
Swansea Wins: 25
Barnsley Wins: 4
Draws: 5
Swansea Goals: 70
Barnsley Goals: 32
 
Last Season/This Season:
 
Last six 2011-2012/2012-2013 results:
 
Swansea:
 
25/8/12 Swansea 3-0 West Ham (Premier League)
18/8/12 QPR 0-5 Swansea (Premier League)
13/5/12 Swansea 1-0 Liverpool (Premier League)
6/5/12 Manchester United 2-0 Swansea (Premier League)
28/4/12 Swansea 4-4 Wolves (Premier League)
21/4/12 Bolton 1-1 Swansea (Premier League)
 
W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 14 A: 7 GD: 7 Points: 11
 
Barnsley:
 
25/8/12 Brighton 5-1 Barnsley (Championship)
21/8/12 Wolves 3-1 Barnsley (Championship)
18/8/12 Barnsley 1–0 Middlesbrough (Championship)
11/8/12 Rochdale 3-4 Barnsley (League Cup)
28/4/12 Barnsley 0-0 Brighton (Championship)
21/4/12 Bristol City 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
 
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 7 A: 13 GD: -6 Points: 4 (one win in cup)
 
Interesting Stats:
 
Barnsley have won just one of their last 11 meetings with the Swans, and that was through a penalty shoot out at the Milleniumm Stadium in Cardiff to win the League One Play-Off Final and secure promotion. 
 
Since then The Reds have drawn three and lost four of the subsequent seven meetings.
 
The two sides met in cup combat last season with Swansea knocking Barnsley out at the Third Round stage of the FA Cup back in January.
 
The two sides have met once before in the League Cup. A two legged affair in the 1981/82 season saw Barnsley triumph 4-3 on aggregate after a 2-0 home win and 3-2 away defeat.
 
Swansea have won each of their last three matches, all without conceding a goal. They are also one of only three teams still with a 100% record in the Premier League.
 
Barnsley have conceded eight goals in their last two matches, Swansea have scored eight in their last two.
 
The Swans are unbeaten in their last four matches at their Liberty Stadium home - a ground Barnsley have never won at from four visits. The Reds last success in this part of South Wales was way back in 1974 and in total they have won just four times in 34 trips.
 
On the whole, Barnsley's recent form on their travels is abysmal. Keith Hill's side have failed to win any of their last 12 matches away from home, losing 11 of them since a 2-1 success at Leicester back in January.
 
Barnsley have claimed a place in the Third Round of the League Cup just once in the last 10 years, but Swansea have managed it just twice in the past 29 years. 
 
Victory for Barnsley tonight though would be their 50th in the competition.
 
On This Day:
 
Swansea
 
Played: 20, Won 9, Drawn 4, Lost 7, Scored 26, Conceded 27.
 
Last match on the 28th August: 2010, Swansea 1 (Sinclair) -0 Burnley, ATT: 15,135.
 
Last win: 2010
Last draw: 1982
Last defeat: 2007
 
Barnsley:
 
Played: 24, Won: 10, Drawn 5, Lost 9, Scored 43, Conceded 40.
 
Last match on the 28th August: 2010, Barnsley 2 (Shackell, Hammill) -0 Middlesbrough, ATT: 11,767.
 
Last win: 2010
Last draw: 1982
Last defeat: 2004
 
Mad Sites:
www.swanseacity-mad.co.uk
www.barnsley-mad.co.uk
 
Official Sites
www.swanseacity.net
www.barnsleyfc.co.uk
 
Other Fixtures
 
Tuesday 28th August 2012:
 
7:45pm:
 
Aston Villa v Tranmere
Burnley v Plymouth
Carlisle v Ipswich
Coventry v Birmingham
Crawley v Bolton
Doncaster v Hull
Gillingham v Middlesbrough
Leeds v Oxford
Leicester v Burton
MK Dons v Blackburn
Norwich v Scunthorpe
Preston v Crystal Palace
QPR v Walsall
Stevenage v Southampton
Stoke v Swindon
Watford v Bradford
West Ham v Crewe
Yeovil v West Brom
 
8pm:
 
Reading v Peterborough