Saturday April 9, 2011 Day 40 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 3 - 0 Norwich City

  • Borini 5’
  • Gower 29’
  • S Priskin 90’

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  1. Swansea grab win over Norwich

    Swansea grab win over Norwich

    Swansea City blew the race for automatic promotion in the Championship wide open with a 3-0 win over Norwich City at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Norwich City
    • 90+4' Priskin's first goal for Swansea was the final act of the match as the final whistle goes right after the restart! This blows the fight for that second automatic promotion spot wide open.
    • 90+4' GOAL!! Priskin forces Whitbread into underhitting his pass back to the keeper and the Hungarian is after it. Ruddy sprints out of his box but Priskin slides in to beat him to the punch and tap into the empty net!
    • 90+3' Swansea settle into a rear-guard action for the final couple of minutes. Norwich seem determined to at least grab a consolation.
    • 90+1' Four minutes of extra time to be played.
    • 90' Priskin heads for the corner and goes down rather too easily after being clipped by Lansbury. The Norwich is not happy about that, and the pair square up to each other. All very pointless.
    • 89' They go for Option B, and win a throw-in. The home fans cheer every time they win a set piece in that area of the pitch.
    • 88' Sinclair again makes a nuisance of himself down that left wing and wins Swansea a corner. send it into the box or shield in the corner?
    • 86' Priskin holds the ball up on the corner of the box, checks inside and fires a strike wide of the far post.
    • 85' Swansea have some more defending to do as a series of crosses come in from all angles. Some frustration is beginning to creep into Norwich's play now.
    • 83' Gower tries his luck with a dead-ball strike from a free-kick on the left. The shot bounces in front of Ruddy get the keeper has it covered.
    • 81' A Swansea win would really shake up the promotion picture. The Swans and Cardiff would both be on 69 points, one behind second-placed Norwich. Championship table
    • 79' Swansea substitution: Leon Britton and Alan Tate replace Dyer and Borini.
    • 78' Norwich clear that corner and break. Ward is down the wign and sneaks a reverse pass into the path of Smith, who is tackled well as he is about to shoot on the turn.
    • 77' The corner comes back to Rangel, who smashes it goalwards and takes a nick and flies wide!
    • 77' Priskin shrugs off his marker and digs out a solid shot from outside the box, but Ruddy is equal to it. Swansea have a corner though.
    • 75' More pressure from Norwich as Holt's cross is sliced behind by Williams. Corner to the Canaries. Williams makes the clearance himself.
    • 74' It looks as though De Vries will be able to carry on. Play will resume from a Norwich throw inside the final third.
    • 73' De Vries has stayed down on the ground following that bout of heroics. The physio is treating his knee. Looks ominous.
    • 72' Smith lines up a strike from range and De Vries palms it away! Smith then shoots agin off the rebound and De Vries again denies him! Great double save from the Dutch keeper1
    • 71' Lansbury is beginning to grow in influence now. The on-loan Arsenal midfielder has been in fine form for the Canaries all season.
    • 69' Dyer sneaks a pass forward for Sinclair, who twists Martin this way and that before his strike for the near post is saved and held by Ruddy.
    • 67' Swansea beginning to play their way back into this game now. Play is flowing from end to end at the moment.
    • 65' Norwich substitution: Sam Vokes and Korey Smith replace Pacheco and Crofts.
    • 64' Paul Lambert is preparing a double substitution here. He's going to go for it. He has to.
    • 62' Pacheco bursts into the box and knocks it out wide for Tierney. The cross is over everyone's head but Norwich maintain the pressure. Swansea have really begun to drop back and invite Norwich on to them.
    • 61' Great display of skill and strength from Crofts as he fends off two Swansea players and gets his cross in, but it doesn't meet a yellow shirt.
    • 59' Swansea break and Priskin's first touch on his home debut is a shot on target from an awkward angle which is an easy stop for Ruddy.
    • 58' Swansea substitution: Tamas Priskin replaces Dobbie.
    • 57' Crofts unleashes a lovely strike on the half-volley that flies wide and into the Norwich fans behind the goal.
    • 55' Jackson has his legs clipped by Gower and Norwich have a free-kick. Played short and they come forward. Crofts's cross is headed clear by Rangel.
    • 53' Ruddy rushes out of his area to clear a long ball but Borini charges it down. The ball rebounds away from goal, denying Borini the shot at an open goal.
    • 52' Nothing comes from the Swansea corner. Tierney was booked for the foul which led to the free-kick, by the way.
    • 51' Whitbread heads a Swansea free-kick behind for a corner.
    • 50' Norwich have only failed to score once in the league since the turn of the year, so you would back them to pull at least on back here.
    • 49' Crofts gets a flick-on to the corner, but De Vries can gather it comfortably.
    • 48' A real purposeful start to the second half from Norwich here. Lansbury chests the ball down on the edge of the box and shots wide! The strike took a slight deflection, so it's a corner to Norwich.
    • 47' Pacheco floats in an inviting free-kick which Holt meets with a solid downward header... wide of the far ost! Holt has his head in his hands. He knows what a great chance that was.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • HT Norwich substitution: Simeon Jackson replaces Surman.
    • 45+1' The whistle goes for half-time, and Swansea look good value for their two-goal lead, obtained by two cracking strikes from Borini and Gower.
    • 45' Rangel hacks the ball out for a throw-in. The ball is floated into Pacheco's run, but the Spaniard just couldn't take it on his chest.
    • 44' Good build-up from Norwich, with Surman heavily involved, and Tierney's cross is blocked for a corner.
    • 43' Famous Norwich fan Stephen Fry is tweeting his frustrations at this first-half showing: "Hm .... plenty of work for the canaries to do .... Grrrrr". Indeed.
    • 42' Borini times his run to perfection to latch on to the through ball, but Ruddy is quick of his line to make the block as the ball was lifted over him.
    • 41' Sinclair squares a pass to Dobbie on the edge of the box, but the Scotsman's touch was too light and the ball escapes him.
    • 40' Swansea are keeping possession really well. Norwich's pressing was working fro a while, but Swansea appear to have found a way round it.
    • 38' Sinclair almost sneaks his way between two Norwich players on the left wing before the way is shut to him.
    • 37' Norwich chief Delia Smith looks on from the stands with an anguished look on her face. Swansea are very much on top now.
    • 36' Norwich's football going forward is still more than capable of reducing the deficit, but there is a lot of uncertainty which has crept into their back line.
    • 34' Panic in the Norwich box as again their defenders make a hash of clearing a cross. Whitbread lets the ball bounce right in front of the keeper and Dyer nips in to flick it on target. Ruddy punches it clear!
    • 32' A Norwich defender gets their head to the corner ahead of Williams but the ball falls kindly for Borini to volley, but he miscues his strike and it goes wide.
    • 31' Great pressing from Borini as he dispossesses Zak Whitbread and ultimately earns Swansea a corner.
    • 30' Mark Gower's first league goal since October has put Swansea in the box seat here.
    • 29' GOAL!! Take that back! Rangel gets into the box and Ruddy makes the save, but Norwich squander two chances to clear and Gower drills a rasping low volley into the far bottom corner! Another cracking strike!
    • 28' Nathan dyer rides a tackle in midfield as he instigates a Swansea attack. Norwich have managed to restrict Swansea to chances so far (the goal aside).
    • 26' Swansea have a corner. The ball bends in and Ward and Williams both jump for it. They clash heads as Williams heads high and wide.
    • 24' More lovely football from Norwich as they zip passes around on their way upfield. Henri Lansbury clips a cross to the far post where Holt heads wide.
    • 23' Gower's corner is a disapponting one, and play goes all the way back to De Vries.
    • 22' Sinclair wins a corner off Crofts. The winger has been a real threat so far for the Swans.
    • 21' Great link-up play as Holt steers Surman's pass into the path of Pacheco. The Spaniard is tackled well by Garry Monk but Holt pounces to fire the loose ball low and wide of the far post. Great football.
    • 20' Andrew Crofts does well to shield the ball in midfield with fellow Wales international Joe Allen nipping at his heels.
    • 18' Mark Gower swings in the free-kick from the left and Rangel gets his head to it... Looped over the bar. The Spaniard jumped too early, if anything.
    • 17' Ward comes charging across to tackle Sinclair but he mistimes his sliding challenge and sends the Swansea man flying. A definite booking.
    • 15' Angel rangel plays a slide-rule pass into Borini's path, but Russell Martin is on hand to clear the danger.
    • 14' A lovely touch by scott Sinclair to keep the ball in play for Swansea. There is so much quality in both of these teams that you have to think would suit the Premier League.
    • 13' Lovely feet from Andrew Surman as he juggles the ball inside the Swansea box, but there was also a handball in there too.
    • 12' The frantic pace of the opening 10 minutes has begun to subside just a little now.
    • 10' Holt rolls his marker as the ball is played up to his feet, but his shot on the turn flashes past the far post.
    • 8' This is now the fifth-stright game in which Swansea have scored first at home, since losing the derby here back in February.
    • 6' That's Borini's third goal in as many games since joining on loan from Chelsea. That free-kick will certainly catch his parent club's attention. Wonderful strike.
    • 5' GOAL!! Swansea win a free-kick some 25 yards from goal, and Fabio Borini fires it into the top corner with a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque strike! The ball dipped and swerved as it flew past John Ruddy!
    • 4' Grant Holt gets into the Swansea box and strikes... Dorus de Vries beats the shot away but here's Pacheco on the follow-up... Again blocked by the Dutch keeper!
    • 3' Norwich have the best away record in the Championship. They have only lost three on the road all season.
    • 2' Bright start from both sides as Dani Pacheco drives forward for Norwich before Elliott ward blocks a shot at the other end.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 17:18 Swansea, with a full-strength squad to pick from, and Norwich, who are missing Wes Hoolahan, walk out on top the pitch. We'll be underway very shortly.
    • 17:15 it has already been quie an afternoon in the Championship. Reading have moved above Swansea into fourth following their 4-3 win at Nottingham Forest, while relegation-battling Scunthorpe beat QPR 4-1 at Glanford Park! All that means Swansea can go back above norwich with a win here, and even go ahead of third-placed Cardiff if they win by four clear goals, while Norwich can cut QPR's lead to six points with a victory in Wales. Championship table
    • 17:10 This is the 40th league meeting between these two clubs. Swansea have won 18, Norwich 14, with seven draws. When these two met at Carrow Road back in August, the newly-promoted Canaries announced themselves with a 2-0 win, both goals coming in the final three minutes after John Ruddy had saved a Swansea penalty.
    • 17:05 SWANSEA: De Vries, Williams, Taylor, Monk, Rangel, Dyer, Dobbie, Sinclair, Allen, Gower, Borini. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Tate, Pratley, Beattie, Moore, Priskin, Britton /// NORWICH: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Whitbread, Ward, Tierney, Crofts, Surman, Lansbury, Fox, Holt, Pacheco. Subs: Rudd, Edwards, Jackson, Smith, Lappin, McNamee, Vokes.
    • 17:00 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Championshiop clash between Swansea City and Norwich City at the Liberty Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 90+4' GOAL!! Priskin forces Whitbread into underhitting his pass back to the keeper and the Hungarian is after it. Ruddy sprints out of his box but Priskin slides in to beat him to the punch and tap into the empty net!
    • 72' Smith lines up a strike from range and De Vries palms it away! Smith then shoots agin off the rebound and De Vries again denies him! Great double save from the Dutch keeper1
    • 69' Dyer sneaks a pass forward for Sinclair, who twists Martin this way and that before his strike for the near post is saved and held by Ruddy.
    • 57' Crofts unleashes a lovely strike on the half-volley that flies wide and into the Norwich fans behind the goal.
    • 48' A real purposeful start to the second half from Norwich here. Lansbury chests the ball down on the edge of the box and shots wide! The strike took a slight deflection, so it's a corner to Norwich.
    • 47' Pacheco floats in an inviting free-kick which Holt meets with a solid downward header... wide of the far ost! Holt has his head in his hands. He knows what a great chance that was.
    • 34' Panic in the Norwich box as again their defenders make a hash of clearing a cross. Whitbread lets the ball bounce right in front of the keeper and Dyer nips in to flick it on target. Ruddy punches it clear!
    • 29' GOAL!! Take that back! Rangel gets into the box and Ruddy makes the save, but Norwich squander two chances to clear and Gower drills a rasping low volley into the far bottom corner! Another cracking strike!
    • 24' More lovely football from Norwich as they zip passes around on their way upfield. Henri Lansbury clips a cross to the far post where Holt heads wide.
    • 21' Great link-up play as Holt steers Surman's pass into the path of Pacheco. The Spaniard is tackled well by Garry Monk but Holt pounces to fire the loose ball low and wide of the far post. Great football.
    • 5' GOAL!! Swansea win a free-kick some 25 yards from goal, and Fabio Borini fires it into the top corner with a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque strike! The ball dipped and swerved as it flew past John Ruddy!
    • 4' Grant Holt gets into the Swansea box and strikes... Dorus de Vries beats the shot away but here's Pacheco on the follow-up... Again blocked by the Dutch keeper!
    • 17:05 SWANSEA: De Vries, Williams, Taylor, Monk, Rangel, Dyer, Dobbie, Sinclair, Allen, Gower, Borini. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Tate, Pratley, Beattie, Moore, Priskin, Britton /// NORWICH: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Whitbread, Ward, Tierney, Crofts, Surman, Lansbury, Fox, Holt, Pacheco. Subs: Rudd, Edwards, Jackson, Smith, Lappin, McNamee, Vokes.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. de Vries
      • A. Williams
      • N. Taylor
      • G. Monk
      • A. Rangel
      • M. Gower Goal
      • N. Dyer Substitution Out (79′)
      • J. Allen
      • S. Sinclair
      • S. Dobbie Substitution Out (58′)
      • F. Borini Goal Substitution Out (79′)

      Subs

      • A. Tate Substitution In79′
      • C. Beattie
      • D. Pratley
      • L. Moore
      • L. Britton Substitution In79′
      • T. S Priskin Substitution In58′ Goal
      • Y. Makaba-Makalamby
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Ruddy
      • M. Tierney Yellow Card
      • Z. Whitbread
      • E. Ward Yellow Card
      • R. Martin
      • A. Surman Substitution Out (45′)
      • H. Lansbury
      • A. Crofts Substitution Out (65′)
      • D. Fox
      • G. Holt
      • D. Pacheco Substitution Out (65′)

      Subs

      • A. McNamee
      • S. Vokes Substitution In65′
      • D. Rudd
      • K. Smith Substitution In65′
      • R. Edwards
      • S. Jackson Substitution In45′
      • S. Lappin
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