Oli McBurnie’s late tap-in completed a sensational turnaround as Swansea somehow came back from behind and a man down to inflict a third straight league defeat on Millwall.
McBurnie’s strike in the 85th minute added to Kyle Naughton’s equaliser which had cancelled out Murray Wallace’s opener for Millwall.
That all came long after Courtney Baker-Richardson had been sent off on his Swansea debut for a late, two-footed lunge at Shaun Williams after five minutes.
Oli McBurnie (left) scored a late goal as Swansea came from behind to defeat Millwall
Swansea manager Graham Potter celebrates with the travelling fans after a hard-fought win
Courtney Baker-Richardson was sent off for visitors Swansea after only five minutes
Millwall (4-4-2): Amos 6; Romeo 5.5 (Elliott 90), M Wallace 6, Cooper 6, Meredith 6 (Bradshaw 86); J Wallace 6, Tunnicliffe 6, Williams, O’Brien 6 (Skalak 59, 6); Gregory, 6 Morison 6
Subs not used: Martin, McLaughlin, Webster, Karacan
Booked: J Wallace
Manager: Neil Harris 6
Swansea (4-3-3): Mulder 6; Roberts 6.5, Van Der Hoorn 6, Rodon 6, Olsson 6 (Montero 66, 7); James 6 (Carroll 60, 6), Fer 6 (Naughton 35, 6), Grimes 6; Celina 6.5, McBurnie 6.5, Baker-Richardson 4
Subs not used: Nordfeldt, Asoro, Carter-Vickers, Dhanda
Goals: Naughton 77, McBurnie 85
Sent off: Baker-Richardson
Manager: Graham Potter 7
Referee: Graham Scott 7
The television cameras didn’t miss him charging in before taking Williams down and nor did referee Graham Scott.
Perhaps Baker-Richardson had been paying too much attention to Wiliams in the days leading up to the game. Williams had said Swansea ‘weren’t any great shakes’ when asked how Graham Potter’s side were adapting to the Championship.
Baker-Richardson’s red card meant Swansea changed from a 4-3-3 to a 4-3-2 with Bersant Celina, on loan from Manchester City, played as one of the three to try and link midfield with attack. Composed on the ball, Celina would cut back and then drive forward, eventually laying the ball off or passing into space. He did