Sunday February 6, 2011 Day 30 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 0 - 1 Cardiff City

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  1. Bellamy stunner downs Swansea

    Bellamy stunner downs Swansea

    Craig Bellamy struck a sensational winner to give Cardiff City a 1-0 win over local rivals Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Cardiff City
    • 90'+4 There it is! All over in Swansea! And Craig Bellamy settles the South Wales derby with an absolute cracker!
    • 90' Emmanuel-Thomas jinks inside and lets fly! Just wide of the mark!
    • 88' Swansea change: Britton off, Dobie on.
    • 86' A fan runs onto the pitch and tries to attack Bellamy after the goal went in... he just laughed it off.
    • 85' GOAL! BELLAMY! WHAT A STRIKE! He lashes past De Vries with a first-time effort that bounces into the back of the net off the inside of the post from 25 yards out! Cardiff have the lead!
    • 81' Just under 10 minutes remaining and this one is heading for a draw at the moment.
    • 80' Sinclair! Oooh! Side netting for Swansea's leading scorer! Probably their best chance of the game so far!
    • 77' Sinclair is hacked down by Quinn.... that's a poor, poor challenge and Quinn is lucky to stay on the pitch.
    • 74' It looks like Cardiff are going to make another change.... it's Chopra who goes off, with Emmanuel-Thomas coming on to replace him.
    • 72' Tate sees yellow for a tug on Bothroyd.
    • 71' Sinclair again hares off on a direct run as Swansea break quickly! But this timne his shot is blocked...
    • 69' Olofinjana bursts forward but is brought to a halt by a sliding challenge from Pratley.
    • 67' And Cardiff are forced into making a change as the injured Whittingham is replaced by Chris Burke.
    • 66' Swansea make a change: Moore replaced by Beattie.
    • 65' And now it's the turn of Sinclair to deliver a brilliant run, but his end product isn't there and his shot flies over the bar!
    • 63' What a run by Blake! Brilliant as he jinks through the Swansea defence before planting a tremendous shot off the post!
    • 61' Dyer plays a lovely one-two to get in a position to cross it in... he does so, but there's no end product.
    • 59' And that is Gower's final act of the day as he is replaced by Joe Allen.
    • 58' Gower is booked for a late challenge on Bothroyd.
    • 56' Sinclair nods back from the far post but Keinan is there to put behind for a corner!
    • 55' Pratley looks to take a free-kick quickly but Olofinjana won't let him, much to the fury of the locals!
    • 53' Bothroyd tries a trick or two on the left wing as he waits for Bellany to overlap... Bell makes it and he wins another corner!
    • 52' Tom Heaton has barely had anything to do this match - indicative of how toothless Swansea have been.
    • 50' Gower blazes one well over the bar as Swansea continue to struggle to find a way throught he Cardiff defence.
    • 49' Blake puts in a sturdy challenge and the ball breaks to Chopra... but the former Premier League player can't make anything of it.
    • 48' Bellany heads off towards the by-line again... and he wins a corner!
    • 47' One change to tell you about at the break - the injured McNaughton has been replaced by Darcy Blake.
    • 46' Here we go again! Cardiff get proceedings back under way!
    • 45'+1 There goes the whistle! And it's goalless at the break.
    • 45' One minute of added time to be played at the end of the first half.
    • 43' Here come the first caution of the day, shown to Bothroyd for a late challenge on Tate.
    • 41' Bellamy makes a hash of controlling a cross-field pass and ironic cheers go up around the Liberty Stadium.
    • 40' Lovely play from Sinclair on the Swansea left... he gets to the by-line before dinking across the face of goal! But McNaughton is there to head away to safety.
    • 38' Rangel now gets foward down the right flank and the Spaniard wins a corner for Swansea!
    • 37' Bellamy swivels and fires a volley way over the bar....
    • 36' Bellamy takes on Ranger again... and the Cardiff skipper wins another corner!
    • 35' It opens up for Pratley and he needs no second invitation.... but his powerful effort is sliced wide of the mark!
    • 34' Sinclair is played in on goal! But that's a great challenge from Hudson to deny the Swansea striker a shot on goal.
    • 33' Mark Halsey has a word with Keinan and tells him not to bother diving again..
    • 32' Pratley and Keinan clash off the ball - the Israeli hits the deck theatrically, but the ref doesn't fall for anything.
    • 31' Bellamy gets past Dyer to the by-line... but he doesn't seem to realise where he is and he runs the ball out of play.
    • 30' Chopra piles into the back of Williams with a two-footed lunge... free-kick to Swansea only.
    • 28' Sinclair tries his luck from distance but his effort balloons way over Heaton's bar.
    • 27' Great run from Ramsey, who holds off a number of challenges before seeing his shot blocked!
    • 26' Gower hares onto a neat pass through, but his progress is held up by a load of balloons on the pitch!
    • 25' Hudson attacks a Cardiff corner and De Vries looks awkward at his near post! Another corner is conceded!
    • 23' De Vries takes a real chance with Chopra bearing down on him... the keeper turns him beautifully before clearing his lines.
    • 22' Bothroyd and Tate clash - and the referee feels it necessary to have a word with both men.
    • 21' Pratley's flailing arms catch Keinan and the Israeli goes down like a sack of spuds. He wins a free-kick for his troubles.
    • 19' Ramsey is forced all the way back before McNaughton humps a long ball upfield. Cardiff lose possession.
    • 17' It's getting a little scrappy in the middle of the park for a moment.
    • 16' Another corner to Cardiff, this time thanks to Bellamy, whose every touch is still being booed.
    • 15' Dyer marauds forward now for Swansea, but he overruns it and it'll be a goal kick to Cardiff.
    • 14' Whittingham's delivery isn't bad, but no one is able to get on the end of it and the ball runs all the way through.
    • 13' Quinn wins Cardiff a corner.... danger here again for Swansea.
    • 12' Here come Cardiff again but the move breaks down when Whittingham's pass hits Olofinjana, who is sent crashing to the ground by the impact!
    • 11' Another chance for Cardiff as Ramsey's shot is only parried out by De Vries as far as Chopra, who turns the ball onto the post! But the flag is up and it wouldn't have counted anyway.
    • 10' Bellamy with his first meaningful touch of the day and the boos ring out around the Liberty Stadium.
    • 9' Williams has to be sharp as he beats Bothroyd to a long ball forward.
    • 8' Bothroyd heads to the sidelines to recover fully before coming back onto the pitch.
    • 7' Bothroyd hits the deck after catching an arm from Tate in an aerial duel.
    • 6' Gower overhits a cross from the Swansea left, with Moore waiting in the box.
    • 5' Tate gets his head to the set piece at the near post but his header is off target!
    • 4' Sinclair is pulled back by Quinn and Swansea have a free-kick.
    • 3' Here come Swansea on their first attack of the day... good response to that early lapse at the back.
    • 2' Poor defending from Swansea there - they'll need to buck up their ideas sharpish if they aren't to be punished next time.
    • 1' What a chance for Bothroyd and what a miss! The ball pings to the England striker, whose first touch is good enough to see him bare down on goal! But he pokes wide of the mark and the chance goes begging!
    • 1' Here we go! Under way at the Liberty Stadium!
    • 13:12 Here come the teams into the cauldron that is the Liberty Stadium on derby day!
    • 13:10 Dave Jones has insisted he is under no illusions about the size of today`s derby clash against South Wales rivals Swansea. Jones sets record straight on derby
    • 13:05 Brendan Rodgers harbours plenty of respect for Cardiff`s quality but knows his Swansea side have enough in their own artillery to create a piece of history in Sunday`s eagerly-awaited derby at the Liberty Stadium. Rodgers relishing derby day
    • 13:00 Victory for Swansea today will see them jump into second place, six points behind leaders QPR, while a win for Cardiff will propel them into third, above Swansea.
    • 12:55 And today's referee is Mark Halsey (Lancashire).
    • 12:50 Teams - Swansea: De Vries, Williams, Tate, Richards, Rangel, Pratley, Dyer, Sinclair, Gower, Britton, Moore. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Beattie, Van der Gun, Dobbie, Serran, Allen, Agustien /// Cardiff: Heaton, McNaughton, Hudson, Keinan, Quinn, Whittingham, Olofinjana, Ramsey, Bellamy, Chopra, Bothroyd. Subs: Marshall, Gyepes, McPhail, Burke, Parkin, Blake, Emmanuel-Thomas
    • 12:45 Swansea have no injury concerns ahead of the game and boss Brendan Rodgers could be tempted to stick with the XI that beat Bristol City in midweek. Cardiff are hoping Seyi Olofinjana will recover from a groin injury to feature.
    • 12:40 Swansea won the first meeting of these two sides back in November, when a 1-0 scoreline gave them a narrow win in Cardiff. Victory today would see the Swans become the first of the two local rivals to ever claim a league double in the same season.
    • 12:35 Just two points separate the two sides heading into today's game, with Swansea occupying fourth spot and Cardiff sixth, although the Bluebirds have a game in hand on their bitter enemies.
    • 12:30 It's derby time in South Wales as Swansea City welcome Cardiff City to the Liberty Stadium with plenty at stake.
  • Summary

    • 90' Emmanuel-Thomas jinks inside and lets fly! Just wide of the mark!
    • 85' GOAL! BELLAMY! WHAT A STRIKE! He lashes past De Vries with a first-time effort that bounces into the back of the net off the inside of the post from 25 yards out! Cardiff have the lead!
    • 80' Sinclair! Oooh! Side netting for Swansea's leading scorer! Probably their best chance of the game so far!
    • 65' And now it's the turn of Sinclair to deliver a brilliant run, but his end product isn't there and his shot flies over the bar!
    • 63' What a run by Blake! Brilliant as he jinks through the Swansea defence before planting a tremendous shot off the post!
    • 11' Another chance for Cardiff as Ramsey's shot is only parried out by De Vries as far as Chopra, who turns the ball onto the post! But the flag is up and it wouldn't have counted anyway.
    • 1' What a chance for Bothroyd and what a miss! The ball pings to the England striker, whose first touch is good enough to see him bare down on goal! But he pokes wide of the mark and the chance goes begging!
    • 12:50 Teams - Swansea: De Vries, Williams, Tate, Richards, Rangel, Pratley, Dyer, Sinclair, Gower, Britton, Moore. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Beattie, Van der Gun, Dobbie, Serran, Allen, Agustien /// Cardiff: Heaton, McNaughton, Hudson, Keinan, Quinn, Whittingham, Olofinjana, Ramsey, Bellamy, Chopra, Bothroyd. Subs: Marshall, Gyepes, McPhail, Burke, Parkin, Blake, Emmanuel-Thomas

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. de Vries
      • A. Williams
      • A. Tate Yellow Card
      • A. Richards
      • A. Rangel
      • N. Dyer
      • M. Gower Yellow Card Substitution Out (58′)
      • D. Pratley
      • S. Sinclair
      • L. Britton Substitution Out (88′)
      • L. Moore Substitution Out (66′)

      Subs

      • C. van der Gun
      • C. Beattie Substitution In66′
      • A. Serrán
      • J. Allen Substitution In58′
      • S. Dobbie Substitution In88′
      • K. Agustien
      • Y. Makaba-Makalamby
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Heaton
      • K. McNaughton Substitution Out (45′)
      • M. Hudson
      • D. Keinan Yellow Card
      • P. Quinn Yellow Card
      • S. Olofinjana
      • A. Ramsey
      • P. Whittingham Substitution Out (67′)
      • C. Bellamy Goal
      • M. Chopra Substitution Out (75′)
      • J. Bothroyd Yellow Card

      Subs

      • S. McPhail
      • G. Gyepes
      • D. Marshall
      • C. Burke Substitution In67′
      • J. Parkin
      • D. Blake Substitution In45′
      • J. Emmanuel-Thomas Substitution In75′
  • Rate Players

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card - -
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      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out58′ - -
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      Substitution Out88′ - -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out66′ - -
      Subs
      Substitution In66′ - -
      Substitution In58′ - -
      Substitution In88′ - -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      Substitution Out45′ - -
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      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out67′ - -
      Goal - -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out75′ - -
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      Subs
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      Substitution In45′ - -
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