Saturday March 24, 2012 Day 30 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 0 - 2 Everton

  • Baines 59’
  • Jelavic 76’

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  1. Everton win at Swansea

    Everton win at Swansea

    A free kick from Leighton Baines and a Nikica Jelavic goal earned Everton an impressive 2-0 win over Swansea City in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Everton
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' Full time: Swansea City 0 - 2 Everton. Magnificent display from the Toffees.
    • 90+1' A shot from Leon Osman is deflected wide by a Swansea defender.
    • 89' Pienaar creates another chance for Stracqualursi and yet again he is denied by Vorm from close range.
    • 87' Lita is a whisker away from connecting with a fantastic Rangel cross.
    • 85' Heitinga comes on for Darron Gibson.
    • 84' Should be 3-0. Pienaar creates another chance, this time for the substitute Stracqualursi, but the striker is denied by a great save from Vorm.
    • 82' Moyes makes a change. Off comes Jelavic for Denis Stracqualursi.
    • 80' The energy has drained from Swansea's legs.
    • 78' This has to be one of Everton's best performances this season. They've been fantastic.
    • 76' 2-0!!! This time Jelavic finds the net. Fellaini turns his man in the box and puts it on a plate for the Croatian who tucks the ball in from six yards.
    • 75' Pienaar creates another chance for Jelavic, but he misses the ball!
    • 74' Awful, awful miss from Jelavic. How did he miss that? Pienaar played the Croatian in, all he had to do was beat Vorm, but he didn't even manage to hit the target. The former Rangers striker scuffed his shot wide. Shocking.
    • 73' Gibson flies in on Lita and picks up a booking.
    • 71' Treble change by Rodgers. Leroy Lita on for Wayne Routledge, Luke Moore for Danny Graham and Josh McEachran replaces Scott Sinclair.
    • 68' David Moyes' tactics spot on today. Everton have pressed Swansea all over the pitch.
    • 65' Everton look especially dangerous on the break. Swansea's midfield is getting overrun at the moment.
    • 63' Swansea are shell shocked. They need to regain their composure.
    • 61' So close to 2-0. Great counterattack from Everton, Pienaar cuts inside from the left and curls a shot just past the right hand post.
    • 59' GOAL! Tremendous strike from Leighton Baines. The left back curls a brilliant free kick into the top right hand corner. Brilliant strike.
    • 58' Free kick to Everton in dangerous position... Just outside the box, dead centre.
    • 58' Tim Cahill makes way for Marouane Fellaini.
    • 56' Steven Pienaar drags a shot wide of the post. The pressure is growing. Cracks starting to appear all over the pitch.
    • 54' Danny Graham heads over with Tim Howard stranded. The striker should have hit the target at the very least.
    • 53' Best effort of the game so far. Darron Gibson hits a thunderbolt from distance, which Vorm does brilliantly to keep out with a flying save to his left. Everton waste the rebound.
    • 52' Game starting to open up as the players tire. Basic mistakes creeping into the game.
    • 50' Everton start the second half with plenty of energy, pressing Swansea from the front.
    • 46' Now that was a chance. Osman blocks a clearance from Williams, which fell to Jelavic, but the former Rangers striker could only hook the ball over the bar.
    • 45' Everton restart this Premier League contest at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 45+2' Half time: Swansea 0-0 Everton. Lots of huff and puff, but no bite from either side.
    • 46+1' Booking for Joe Allen after he hit Phil Neville with a dangerous challenge. Could have been a red.
    • 45+1' Another brilliant clearance from Phil Jagielka with Graham lurking dangerously in the box.
    • 45' Everton's crossing has been dreadful so far. Had they produced better quality, they might be leading this game because they're doing a great job of matching Swansea's workrate.
    • 43' Everton finishing the half strongly, but they're lacking a bit of guile in the final third.
    • 41' And that was another miserable cross from Hibbert.... Deary me.
    • 40' Shot from Baines is deflected wide for an Everton corner.
    • 38' Everton waste another opportunity. Cross from Baines falls for Hibbert at the back post and the right back hits a terrible cross back into the box, which Swansea defend with ease.
    • 37' Darron Gibson smashes right foot volley over the bar. Poor effort.
    • 36' Leighton Baines wins a free kick for Everton in a dangerous position out wide on the left.
    • 32' Everton struggling to keep up with Swansea so far, but the home side haven't managed to yield a breakthrough.
    • 31' Another good block from Phil Jagielka. The Everton defender did well to get across and deny Gylfi Sigurdsson.
    • 29' Joe Allen is absolutely bossing Leon Osman in midfield. The Everton player is having a nightmare.
    • 27' Nikica Jelavic heads wide from a free kick. Should have done better. He's clearly annoyed with him... And so he should be.
    • 25' Joe Allen picks up a loose ball on the box and drills a shot just wide of the post. Tim Howard is furious with his defenders for not closing the Swansea midfielder down quick enough.
    • 25' Phil Jagielka does well to beat Danny Graham to Gylfi Sigurdsson's cross-shot.
    • 24' Phil Jagielka does well to shut out Danny Graham in the box.
    • 22' Fantastic build up play from Swansea ends with Wayne Routledge volleying over the bar.
    • 16' Long range effort from Gylfi Sigurdssonn flies just past the target.
    • 14' With Everton pressing through the centre of the pitch, Swansea need to get the ball out wide and encourage Sinclair to test Tony Hibbert.
    • 12' Tasty challenge from Phil Jagielka on Scott Sinclair. Clash of styles.
    • 10' Scott Sinclair clips a cross into the box, which Graham glances to the back post. No Swansea player gambled and Everton clear the danger.
    • 7' Swansea's Danny Graham hits a tame shot at Tim Howard. Expected more from the Swans hitman. First chance of the game wasted.
    • 7' Phil Neville will play a crucial role today, sitting in front of the back four, proctecting Everton's defence from Swansea sharp interchanges.
    • 5' Everon pressing Swansea to try and disrupte their passing game.
    • 2' Bright, lively start to the game from both teams.
    • 1' And we're off.... Sunshine lighting up the Liberty Stadium.
    • 14:58 Players out on the pitch - will Swansea treat us to another footballing masterclass? Or will Everton grind out a result?
    • 14:57 Everton are the only team in the division not to have a player who has scored at least four goals in the Premier League this season.
    • 14:53 The Swans have conceded 10 Premier League goals at the Liberty Stadium this season – the same home goals conceded as Liverpool. Only Manchester City have conceded fewer home goals in the division.
    • 14:52 Swansea have kept three successive clean sheets in the top flight for the first time since August to September 1982 when they kept a club record six in a row.
    • 14:51 Everton have scored nine first half Premier League goals – fewer than any other club in the division.
    • 14:49 Everton have scored 28 PL goals this season, the same as Stoke. Only Wigan (25) have netted fewer in the division.
    • 14:46 Swansea are the only Premier League club yet to concede a goal in March.
    • 14:43 This will be Brendan Rodgers 125th league game as manager – he has won 50, drawn 30 and lost 44.
    • 14:41 Everton have not gone three Premier League matches without a goal since a four-match streak in April 2006.
    • 14:40 In total, Swansea have kept 12 clean-sheets in the Premier League this season, only the two top-placed clubs – Manchester United (14) and Manchester City (13) have kept more.
    • 14:40 Everton lost their last two Premier League matches without scoring. They last lost three in a row from September to October 2011.
    • 14:37 Everton have won once in four Premier League matches against promoted teams this season – the 1-0 win over today’s opponents Swansea in the reverse fixture in December.
    • 14:36 Swansea have picked up 39 points from their 29 Premier League matches. This total would have guaranteed safety in seven of the last eight Premier League seasons.
    • 14:34 Everton have won their last three league matches at Swansea, and have scored at least two goals in each of their six league visits.
    • 14:33 Everton have completed the league double over Swansea in four of the six seasons they have been in the same division, most recently in 1982-83 in the old Division One.
    • 14:32 Everton have never lost a game against Swansea, winning 10 and drawing four of their 14 meetings.
    • 14:31 And for the teams.... SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Allen, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Sinclair, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Monk, Tate, McEachran, Gower, Moore, Lita /// EVERTON: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Gibson. Cahill, Osman, Pienaar, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Fellaini, Anichebe.
    • 14:29 Everton have scored just 13 goals in their last 17 Premier League matches and only more than once in one of those games.
    • 14:28 Ashley Williams has blocked more opposition shots than any other player in the Premier League this season (35).
    • 14:26 Royston Drenthe has won a foul every 25 minutes this season, a more regular rate than any other Premier League player.
    • 14:24 Everton have had 16 different goalscorers this season, the joint-most in the Premier League along with Arsenal and Manchester United, but no Toffees player has scored more than three goals.
    • 14:23 68% of the goals Everton have scored have been netted in the second half of games, the highest proportion of any team in the Premier League this season.
    • 14:22 Swansea have committed fewer fouls than any other team in the top flight (240).
    • 14:20 Everton have committed more fouls than any other team in the Premier League (368).
    • 14:19 Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances for the Swans, though he is yet to score at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 14:18 Swansea have lost just one of their last eight Premier League home games (W3 D4 L1).
    • 14:17 Swansea have won the last three Premier League games in a row without conceding.
    • 14:13 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Swansea against Everton from The Liberty Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' A shot from Leon Osman is deflected wide by a Swansea defender.
    • 89' Pienaar creates another chance for Stracqualursi and yet again he is denied by Vorm from close range.
    • 84' Should be 3-0. Pienaar creates another chance, this time for the substitute Stracqualursi, but the striker is denied by a great save from Vorm.
    • 76' 2-0!!! This time Jelavic finds the net. Fellaini turns his man in the box and puts it on a plate for the Croatian who tucks the ball in from six yards.
    • 75' Pienaar creates another chance for Jelavic, but he misses the ball!
    • 74' Awful, awful miss from Jelavic. How did he miss that? Pienaar played the Croatian in, all he had to do was beat Vorm, but he didn't even manage to hit the target. The former Rangers striker scuffed his shot wide. Shocking.
    • 61' So close to 2-0. Great counterattack from Everton, Pienaar cuts inside from the left and curls a shot just past the right hand post.
    • 59' GOAL! Tremendous strike from Leighton Baines. The left back curls a brilliant free kick into the top right hand corner. Brilliant strike.
    • 56' Steven Pienaar drags a shot wide of the post. The pressure is growing. Cracks starting to appear all over the pitch.
    • 54' Danny Graham heads over with Tim Howard stranded. The striker should have hit the target at the very least.
    • 53' Best effort of the game so far. Darron Gibson hits a thunderbolt from distance, which Vorm does brilliantly to keep out with a flying save to his left. Everton waste the rebound.
    • 46' Now that was a chance. Osman blocks a clearance from Williams, which fell to Jelavic, but the former Rangers striker could only hook the ball over the bar.
    • 25' Joe Allen picks up a loose ball on the box and drills a shot just wide of the post. Tim Howard is furious with his defenders for not closing the Swansea midfielder down quick enough.
    • 25' Phil Jagielka does well to beat Danny Graham to Gylfi Sigurdsson's cross-shot.
    • 22' Fantastic build up play from Swansea ends with Wayne Routledge volleying over the bar.
    • 16' Long range effort from Gylfi Sigurdssonn flies just past the target.
    • 7' Swansea's Danny Graham hits a tame shot at Tim Howard. Expected more from the Swans hitman. First chance of the game wasted.

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