Monday May 16, 2011 Semifinal Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 3 - 1 Nottingham Forest

  • Britton 29’
  • Dobbie 33’
  • Pratley 90’
  • Earnshaw 80’

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    Swansea booked their place in the Championship play-off final with a 3-1 win over a luckless Nottingham Forest side at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Nottingham Forest
    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle! On come the home fans to celebrate the moment. A superb match, but Swansea win it 3-1.
    • 90+3' Pratley is booked for his goal celebrations. Home boss Brendan Rogers does a Mourinho by racing down the touchline. All over the bar the shouting.
    • 90+2' GOAL FOR SWANSEA! Pratley clips a shot into the net from the halfway line afer keeper Camp got caught in the opposition box attempting to help the attack. Have to feel for Forest.
    • 90+1' Earnshaw has struck the post! So unlucky for Forest. Great finish. Beat De Vries, but no goal. Frantic end to this match.
    • 89' There is going to be at least another four minutes of added time in this match.
    • 88' Swansea try to waste another few seconds by introducing Albert Serran for Sinclair, who has taken ages to leave the pitch. The home side doing a bit of time-wasting.
    • 87' Borini on the run for Swansea. Nice play, but he loses the ball. Forest can launch another desperate attack for the visiting side. This is an absorbing end to the match.
    • 86' Majewski earns a bit of space about 25 yards out, but he is off balance as he uncorks that shot. Ball spins wide of the target. Good dig, but lacked the direction.
    • 85' Boyd penalised for fouling Gunter. Silly foul really. Five minutes plus time added on here for Forest to rescue this one.
    • 84' Luke Moore has been brought on for the home side to replace Joe Allen.
    • 83' Forest have plenty of firepower out there. Will the clock beat them? Boyd plays the ball to Gunter, but his shot or cross is across the face of goal. So close to the leveller with Earnshaw just missing it.
    • 82' That was a fine move and a deserved goal for the visitors. They have worked so hard in this match. Can they force this one to extra-time? Remember no away goals rule in these matches.
    • 81' GOAL FOR FOREST! Earnshaw dashes on to the pass from Majewski before thumping an unstoppable shot beyond De Vries. Fine finish. Game on again.
    • 80' Gunter falls at the key moment with De Vries out of his goal. Forest working so hard to force this to extra-time.
    • 79' Chambers knocks the ball towards Boyd. Boyd appeals for a corner and he was right to appeal. That came off the head of Williams.
    • 78' Rob Earnshaw is wheeled on to take over from McGoldrick. Forest have got to somehow find a goal here.
    • 77' Borini slips a shot wide of the target. Had a fair bit of room to score there, but has cut the shot wide. Forest still alive. Just.
    • 76' Excellent last ditch tackle by Morgan as he darted back to make the challenge on Borini. Looked like number three, but Forest survive that moment.
    • 75' Gunter off balance as he tries to hoist a high ball into the box. Over De Vries and well over the bar. Time running out for Forest here.
    • 74' Another save by Camp from Sinclair before he takes the ball at the second attempt.
    • 73' Sinclair fires a shot at the target. Straight at Camp from outside the box,. Forest getting plenty of bodies up the park.
    • 72' Borini's cross is halted by Morgan. Ball back with Camp. Appeals for an intentional passback, but was clearly a fair interception and no passback.
    • 71' Moussi lifts a ball over the home defence, but Boyd cannot get on the end of the pass. So close to falling for the Scotland forward.
    • 69' Majewski smashes a shot at goal, but enough white shirts back to thwart the shot. Forest really going for this.
    • 68' The home fans in party mood. They obviously feel the hard work has been done. Not so sure yet. McGoklrick's long hopeful cross is clasped by De Vries.
    • 67' Swansea have obviously set out their stall not to leak any more goals. Forest playing in front of the home side at the moment.
    • 66' Boyd stripped and ready to go. Off goes Tudgay and on comes Boyd.
    • 65' Terrific tackle by Chambers to get back to make the tackle on Borini as the home man prepared to pull the trigger. Forest living on the edge.
    • 64' Looks like Kris Boyd is going to be wheeled on for Forest soon. Has been given the signal by Davies.
    • 63' Forest making a few wrong decisions there. Cohen should have got the ball across the face of goal. Plenty of people in the area, but no cross.
    • 62' Radoslaw Majewski replaces Tyson. Big blow for Forest. Must have been an injury.
    • 61' Pratley heads wide! Acres of space from Sinclair's cross, but he nods it wide. Should have been the third and killer goal for the home team. What a miss!
    • 60' Pratley on the charge, but Chambers is across to make a decent intervention. Had to make that tackle there. Ragel's cross knocked out by Morgan.
    • 59' Darren Pratley has been brought on to take over from Dobbie. Swansea have fell out of this one. No doubt about that.
    • 58' So close for Forest! Agonising stuff! McGugan hammers the free-kick at goal. No chance for De Vries, but it wallops back off the bar. So close. So unfortunate.
    • 57' Tyson felled by Monk on the corner of the home box. Free-kick chance for Forest.
    • 56' Gunter fails to connect with the shot in the area and Monk gets the ball out of the area. Forest continue on the offensive.
    • 55' Swansea trying to take the sting out of this as much as possible. McGoldrick lets a ball run of play. Throw-in for the home team.
    • 54' Borini back on. Meanwhile, Forest are looking at a change here. Davies has seen enough. The visitors need a goal quickly out there.
    • 53' Borini tangles with Moussi. He is needing a bit of treatment. Looked like a head knock, but nothing too serious.
    • 52' Forest can't really afford to be missing chances like that. McGoldrick fouls Dobbie and Swansea have a free-kick around the halfway line.
    • 51' Davies and the Forest bench can't quite believe that. Neither can Tudgay. Had to work De Vries at least there, but did neither.
    • 50' Glorious chance gone for the visiting team! Tyson produces a lovely cutback. Looked a certain goal, but Tudgay lifts it over the bar from 12 yards out.
    • 49' Gunter back to hammer away a pass from Rangel. Had to make that intervention. Forest trying to force the issue.
    • 48' Tudgay chops Britton down after a poor first touch. Poor play by the Forest man. Swansea can get out.
    • 47' Rangel across to make a fine tackle on Cohen. Decent tackle. Forest trying to build up a head of steam.
    • 46' Forest have the ball and they kick off in this second half.
    • 45+2' There goes the half-time whistle. Swansea on top in this match. Forest have work to do. Difficult to see a change, but the same was said when West Ham were leading Wigan 2-0 yesterday. See you soon for the second half.
    • 44' Two minutes to be added to this frenetic first period.
    • 43' Billy Davies will be happy to get his Forest side into the dressing room for a discussion. He has options on the bench with guys like Earnshaw and Boyd.
    • 42' Tyson and Rangel tangled there. Referee was a long way back. Not sure how much contact there was between the two men. Tyson's pace is a nuisance to the home team.
    • 41' Sinclair picks out Borini, who rattles a shot at the near post. That had some pace, but good stop by Camp. Forest under the cosh.
    • 40' Too many sloppy passes from Forest at the moment as a mix-up between McGoldrick and Cohen sees the ball roll out of play.
    • 39' More patient play from Swansea. Forest content to let them have the ball at the back. Swansea quick to press the ball.
    • 38' Swansea living off that 2-0 lead. They have all the momentum in this game. On course for an all-Welsh final at the moment with Cardiff hosting Reading tomorrow night in the second semi-final.
    • 37' Sinclair is deemed to be offside as he slips a shot wide of target. Another goal for the home team would kill this match stone dead.
    • 36' Swansea no longer needing to chase the game. The white shirts keeping the ball at the back with some relish. Thankless task for McGoldrick, who is running from side to side.
    • 35' Forest fans sporting glum looks. This game has turned on its head. Tudgay fouls Tate and the home team have a free-kick.
    • 34' The Swansea fans doing the "Poznan" in the crowd. Not exactly Celtic Park yesterday, but a nice little effort from those thrilled home fans.
    • 33' Borini looked to pick out Sinclair, but overcooked the chip. Forest dare not lose another goal here.
    • 32' That was low and hard and true. Great pace shown by Dobbie, who has put his side in the box seat in Wales. Long way back for Forest, but plenty of time on the clock.
    • 31' GOAL FOR SWANSEA! Dobbie drifts beyond Chambers as if he is not there before thumping a shot beyond Camp in the Forest goal. What a fine goal.
    • 30' Dobbie smacks the free-kick into the area, but Tudgay is there to head it out. Forest rattled here. No doubt about that
    • 29' Moussi pulls back Sinclair and the home side earn a free-kick out wide. Dangerous times for Forest.
    • 28' Forest looking for an immediate response, but Dyer picks up and Swansea head back on the attack. The Liberty Stadium is bouncing now.
    • 27' GOAL FOR SWANSEA! Ball breaks back to Britton and he smacks an unstoppable shot into the corner of a net. Stunning finish from the home player from 25 yards out.
    • 26' Great defending by Chambers to race back and block the cross from Borini. Corner to Swansea.
    • 25' Rangel earns himself a bit of space, but he gets far too much pace on that cross as the ball evades Camp before flying out of play.
    • 24' Gunter is booked for pulling a white shirt. Was pulling back Britton. Swansea have the chance to get out.
    • 23' Tate grabbing the shirt of McGoldrick in the area. Looked like a penalty there, but the referee fails to spot it. Lucky for Swansea.
    • 22' Cohen throws the ball into the area, but easy enough take for De Vries. Rose well to take that.
    • 21' Tate takes out Moloney late. Was a late tackle and Forest earn themselves a free-kick out wide. Chance to ask a few questions here.
    • 20' Pitch is like a bowling green and Forest are enjoying a sustained spell of possession.
    • 19' McGugan fires a volley at goal from 25 yards out. Never got the right swerve on the shot as the ball ends up in the arms of De Vries.
    • 18' Swansea dominating possession, but Forest are content to soak it up and hit on the break.
    • 17' Borini smacks a shot that deflects off Morgan before hitting the bar. That was so close to the opener. No chance for Camp, but no goal. Both teams have hit the bar.
    • 16' Chambers makes a timely tackle to win the ball from Dobbie. Had to make that challenge. Swansea on the ball.
    • 15' Play swings to the other end as Rangel breaks free only to chip his shot wide of the goal. Was never going in, but positive signs for the home team.
    • 14' McGoldrick rises to power a head at the goal, but straight at the home keeper De Vries. Excellet free-kick from McGugan.
    • 13' Forest lost 3-4 and 4-6 on aggregate to Blackpool at the same stage of these play-offs last year. They know the dangers of what they are facing this evening.
    • 12' Super play by Sinclair who hammered a shot across the face of the visiting goal. No takers though with Borini a bit off the pace. Decent play from Swansea.
    • 11' McGugan swings in the corner, but whacked away by Tate. Had to make that intervention. Forest not lacking adventure here.
    • 10' More good play by Tyson before he plays in Gunter, whose shot is deflected past. Another corner to the visiting side.
    • 9' A lot of competition for the ball in the centre of the park. Forest pushing a high line up the park.
    • 8' Cohen wins a corner off Tate as Forest pile a few bodies forward. Morgan rises at the back post, but he has headed that over. Was a decent chance, but no goal from Cohen's delivery.
    • 7' Borini holds up a cross to the back post, but far too near the Forest keeper and that is an easy take for Camp in the visting goal.
    • 6' Forest boss Billy Davies thought that was the opener. This has been an electric start to the evening. The home side pick it up through Dyer before Dobbie loses it.
    • 5' So close to the opener! Great run and pass by Tyson into the path of McGoldrick, who cracks a shot at goal only to see it clip the bar. Fine passage of play.
    • 4' Dyer sees another shot blocked before the home side earn a corner. Strong start by Swansea in this match. Dobbie tries to pick out Sinclair, but Forest can break..
    • 3' The home fans in full voice. Dobbie feeds Dyer, but his shot is blocked by Morgan. Chambers then throws himself at the ball to block the shot of Borini. Strong shot.
    • 2' McGugan throws over a decent early cross, but Swansea deal well with that before Dyer brings it out. A frantic start to this one as you can imagine.
    • 1' Swansea get us off and running in this one.
    • 19.42 Cracking atmopshere inside the Liberty Stadium for this one. Full house and Swansea expects, but so do Nottingham Forest. Teams on their way out.
    • 19.40 The referee is Andre Marriner.
    • 19.35 Teams in full: Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Tate, Dyer, Dobbie, Allen, Britton, Sinclair, Borini Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Pratley, Beattie, Orlandi, Serran, Moore, Gower Nottm Forest: Camp, Gunter, Chambers, Morgan, Moloney, McGugan, Cohen, McGoldrick, Moussi, Tyson, Tudgay Subs: Smith, Anderson, Earnshaw, McKenna, Boyd, Majewski, Lynch
    • 19.30 Swansea captain Garry Monk insists his side will be "need to be on their guard" if they are to progress into the Championship play-off final. Read more here.. Monk wary of Forest
    • 19.25 Luke Chambers believes Nottingham Forest's strong team spirit will stand them in good stead in their npower Championship play-off semi-final second leg at Swansea. Read more here.. Chambers steeled by Forest spirit
    • 19.20 FOREST TEAM NEWS: Forest make four changes for this one from the first leg. Guy Moussi and David McGoldrick come in with McGoldrick playing behind Marcus Tudgay and Nathan Tyson. Paul McKena, Paul Anderson, Kris Boyd and Robert Earnshaw drop to the bench.
    • 19.15 SWANSEA TEAM NEWS: Swansea will be without defender Neil Taylor for the second leg of their play-off semi-final after they lost their appeal against his red card in the first leg. Taylor was sent off in the first minute in Thursday's goalless draw at the City Ground after he caught Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan on the thigh with his studs. After reviewing the video evidence, the Swans felt they had grounds for an appeal to the Football Association of Wales but an FAW hearing was thrown out.
    • 19.10 Nottingham Forest: Camp, Moloney, Morgan, Chambers, Gunter, Moussi, Cohen, McGugan, mcgoldrick, Tudgay, Tyson
    • 19.05 Teams: Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Tate, Allen Britton, Dobbie, Sinclair, Dyer, Borini
    • 19.00 Good evening and welcome to live coverge of Swansea v Nottingham Forest at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL FOR SWANSEA! Pratley clips a shot into the net from the halfway line afer keeper Camp got caught in the opposition box attempting to help the attack. Have to feel for Forest.
    • 90+1' Earnshaw has struck the post! So unlucky for Forest. Great finish. Beat De Vries, but no goal. Frantic end to this match.
    • 83' Forest have plenty of firepower out there. Will the clock beat them? Boyd plays the ball to Gunter, but his shot or cross is across the face of goal. So close to the leveller with Earnshaw just missing it.
    • 81' GOAL FOR FOREST! Earnshaw dashes on to the pass from Majewski before thumping an unstoppable shot beyond De Vries. Fine finish. Game on again.
    • 76' Excellent last ditch tackle by Morgan as he darted back to make the challenge on Borini. Looked like number three, but Forest survive that moment.
    • 71' Moussi lifts a ball over the home defence, but Boyd cannot get on the end of the pass. So close to falling for the Scotland forward.
    • 61' Pratley heads wide! Acres of space from Sinclair's cross, but he nods it wide. Should have been the third and killer goal for the home team. What a miss!
    • 58' So close for Forest! Agonising stuff! McGugan hammers the free-kick at goal. No chance for De Vries, but it wallops back off the bar. So close. So unfortunate.
    • 50' Glorious chance gone for the visiting team! Tyson produces a lovely cutback. Looked a certain goal, but Tudgay lifts it over the bar from 12 yards out.
    • 41' Sinclair picks out Borini, who rattles a shot at the near post. That had some pace, but good stop by Camp. Forest under the cosh.
    • 31' GOAL FOR SWANSEA! Dobbie drifts beyond Chambers as if he is not there before thumping a shot beyond Camp in the Forest goal. What a fine goal.
    • 27' GOAL FOR SWANSEA! Ball breaks back to Britton and he smacks an unstoppable shot into the corner of a net. Stunning finish from the home player from 25 yards out.
    • 17' Borini smacks a shot that deflects off Morgan before hitting the bar. That was so close to the opener. No chance for Camp, but no goal. Both teams have hit the bar.
    • 15' Play swings to the other end as Rangel breaks free only to chip his shot wide of the goal. Was never going in, but positive signs for the home team.
    • 14' McGoldrick rises to power a head at the goal, but straight at the home keeper De Vries. Excellet free-kick from McGugan.
    • 5' So close to the opener! Great run and pass by Tyson into the path of McGoldrick, who cracks a shot at goal only to see it clip the bar. Fine passage of play.
    • 3' The home fans in full voice. Dobbie feeds Dyer, but his shot is blocked by Morgan. Chambers then throws himself at the ball to block the shot of Borini. Strong shot.
    • 19.35 Teams in full: Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Tate, Dyer, Dobbie, Allen, Britton, Sinclair, Borini Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Pratley, Beattie, Orlandi, Serran, Moore, Gower Nottm Forest: Camp, Gunter, Chambers, Morgan, Moloney, McGugan, Cohen, McGoldrick, Moussi, Tyson, Tudgay Subs: Smith, Anderson, Earnshaw, McKenna, Boyd, Majewski, Lynch
    • 19.10 Nottingham Forest: Camp, Moloney, Morgan, Chambers, Gunter, Moussi, Cohen, McGugan, mcgoldrick, Tudgay, Tyson
    • 19.05 Teams: Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Tate, Allen Britton, Dobbie, Sinclair, Dyer, Borini

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