Saturday May 4, 2013 Day 36 Finished The Liberty Stadium

  1. Premier League - Manchester City held by Swansea in bore draw

    Premier League - Manchester City held by Swansea in bore draw

    Swansea held Manchester City to a goalless draw in an uninspiring Premier League affair at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Manchester City
    • - Don't forget UK users can watch highlights of this game from 00:01 on Monday morning (or Sunday night, depending on how you look at it).
    • 90+3 Full-time and it's a bore draw. Both sides missed a big chance or two apiece, but it wasn't a pretty one.
    • 90+2 Cross from Nasri on the right and Dzeko rises highest but his downward header is well read by Vorm, who manages to hold on!
    • 90+1 Williams shows his strength to rob Nasri, who chucks himself to the deck as City fans howl in vain for a penalty. No chance.
    • 90' Three minutes added time.
    • 89' Swansea with a rare move forward as Rangel finds Tiendalli, but Nastasic heads his cross out for a throw.
    • 88' Aimless long ball from Zabaleta that Nasri won't get. Back with Vorm.
    • 86' SWANSEA SUB: Tienadlli on for Dyer. Another negative change.
    • 85' CITY SUB: Silva is taken off for Rodwell as Mancini appears to declare at a draw. So negative!
    • 84' Another bad miss and this time it's Silva as he blasts high, wide and nowhere near a gaping goal presented to him by a good run and pass from Dzeko.
    • 83' WHAT A MISS BY DZEKO! Fantastic run down the right by Zabaleta, who does incredibly well just to keep it in let alone clip a super ball to the unmarked Dzeko, but he somehow knocks it wide.
    • 82' City are probing away but with nothing able to cut through Swansea this could go on forever.
    • 80' As with everything in this half, the free-kick comes to nothing.
    • 79' Zabaleta goes down rather theatrically after colliding with Davies. City free-kick on the right wing.
    • 78' CITY SUB: Aguero finally comes off for Carlos Tevez.
    • 77' Finally the free-kick can be taken - and De Guzman sends it a few yards over. Poor.
    • 76' Swansea free-kick then which Augustien and De Guzman are over, but Mike Jones has to move the wall a yard or so backwards.
    • 75' ... But he swings it into Vorm's arms. And Swansea go down the other end with Kompany tripping Dyer, and Swansea have a free-kick on the edge of the box!
    • 74' City do have a corner now, which Milner will take...
    • 73' City keep passing it sideways until a space opens, at which point there is an interception or an offside. Poor half this.
    • 71' Almost a promising passing move for Swanse - their first of the half - but it loses steam and City break. But Aguero is offside and play stops again.
    • 70' Dzeko with an ambitious long-range effort but it flies over. Good play holding it up first then cutting inside, but the finish was off.
    • 69' SWANSEA SUB: Michu appears to have pulled a muscle chasing a high ball, Moore his replacement.
    • 68' For all the possession City are rather predictable. Dyer is pulled up on the run after a foul in midfield.
    • 67' Chico has to clear after Dyer and Augustien get in a pickle.
    • 65' Dzeko again on the move but Aguero can't do anything with the square pass.
    • 64' SWANSEA SUB: Augustien on for Routledge.
    • 63' Swansea break and Pablo can have a shot from range but he sends it well over.
    • 62' Dzeko went down over Chico's leg, which was stuck out but the Bosnian seemed to search for it. Less of a penalty than Swansea's second claim, more than their first.
    • 61' Dzeko goes down in the box but no penalty! Swansea break but a dreadful pass by Pablo lands well beyond Michu and Routledge.
    • 60' City have had 68% possession, which says it all. Still Vorm not really tested this half!
    • 59' Swansea haven't gone on any meaningful move forward since Michu was caught offside seven minutes ago. Could be a long half for them.
    • 57' Aguero almost gets past Davies, appearing to foul him in the process, but nothing given.
    • 56' Aguero almost gets in again but Williams intervenes. He's still limping about but threatening as ever.
    • 55' Aguero on a mazy run but he ends up fouling one of his challengers and Swansea have a free-kick.
    • 53' Silva with a superb cross from the left but Williams again gets there first, heading behind as Aguero was set to finish.
    • 52' A very late flag from the assistant after Michu ran through.
    • 50' Swansea are struggling to get past halfway at the moment - but they are just as dangerous on the break as they are with the ball.
    • 49' City break as Dzeko comes forward, now Silva and he feeds AGUERO ON THE LEFT but he mis-hits his finish well wide!
    • 48' Routledge holds it up for Pablo, getting it back and rounding Silva before swinging a cross in that Barry has to put behind. Corner.
    • 47' Good sliding tackle from Nasri on Rangel, but he appears to have tweaked a quad in the process...
    • 46' Early corner for City but Swansea clear their lines.
    • 46' The second half is underway! Dzeko has come on for Yaya Toure by the way. Interesting change.
    • 45+1 The free-kick is a poor short routine that is easily cleared by Swansea as we enter the first and only minute of stoppage time. Half-time and goalless, both sides with their chances and Swansea having a clear penalty rejected.
    • 45' Williams leaves Aguero in a heap and City have a free-kick around 35 yards out.
    • 44' After Swansea got back into the match City have stepped it up and are very much in control going into half-time. Quite even though.
    • 43' Ashley Williams was terrible last week, looked like he was already in Ibiza for the holidays, but he's stepped it up today.
    • 42' Brilliant block from Williams on Silva after Aguero sent him through! The loose ball falls to Silva but Vorm makes a marvellous full-body save to deny him!
    • 41' Swansea knocking it about nicely now - but then that suits City, who have a knack of lulling sides into a false sense of security before punishing them on the break.
    • 39' The replay shows that the referee got that completely wrong - Nastasic wiped him out with an arm and a leg. Bizarre miss from the referee. Nastastic is feigning injury to take the heat off him.
    • 38' Silva with some tricky skills on the right, the ball falls to Nasri but his finish is blocked! Swansea break, Michu is in and Nastasic takes him down but no penalty!!
    • 37' Routledge is confused as he felt he won a throw after skinning Clichy, but the linesman says the Swansea man got the last touch and I have to agree.
    • 36' Silva finds Yaya Toure, who is somehow outmuscled by Chico and Swansea clear - temporarily, as this is a good spell for City.
    • 35' Better from City as they try to regain control of this match.
    • 34' Chico now with a long-range effort but he drags it wide of the far post.
    • 33' JUST WIDE BY HERNANDEZ! Pablo was sent through on the left, seemed unsure about whether to take it inside and shoot or pick out Michu, so he shifted it on to his right but then scuffed the shot - which meant it completely bamboozled Hart but skimmed the outside of the post!
    • 32' City under the cosh at the moment as Hart has to hoof it clear!
    • 31' Swansea want a penalty as the ball skips up into Nastasic's midriff. Nice turn from Dyer in the build-up.
    • 30' Hefty clearance by Williams under pressure from Aguero, who looks like he's picked up a knock of sorts.
    • 28' Swansea are looking the more likely now. City struggling to get into the Swans final third.
    • 27' Fantastic crossfield pass from Pabo to Dyer, he takes it down the right and feeds ROUTLEDGE but the low drive is too close to Hart, who holds on well.
    • 25' Foul by Britton on the edge of the City box and Swansea lose that momentum.
    • 24' The first corner is cleared, resulting in a second corner. Good spell of pressure Swansea.
    • 23' Swansea have a corner on the left, giving them half a chance again. After a slow start they're playing well.
    • 21' The replay does Michu no favours. Bad miss by his standards.
    • 20' ... But then Michu ruins it all with a bad miss! Fantastic guided cross by Dyer arrives for a flying, unmarked Michu but with just Hart to beat he shanks his volley wide!
    • 19' Chico wins the loose ball after Toure heads the corner clear and Swansea can build a more patient attacking move. That's more like it from them...
    • 18' Routledge almost gets one-on-one after a cool one-two with Michu but Nasri - yes, Nasri - makes a goal-saving challenge. Corner.
    • 17' Dyer on the right, loads of space and decent cut back for HERNANDEZ but he smacks a terrible effort well over. Super pass by Angel initially.
    • 15' Zabaleta is left for dead by Pablo but he gets the cross all wrong and it's out for a goal kick.
    • 14' Another long ball aimed at Michu but this time Kompany gets there first. Good strong defending.
    • 13' Long ball aimed for Michu, who knocks it down for De Guzman who gives it away. Not very Swansea style that!
    • 11' Nasri brings it forward again, now Zabaleta as City opt to play it short and keep possession...
    • 9' De Guzman is down holding his lower leg after a slide-tackle from Milner.
    • 8' Would have been a great goal but Barry's finish is blocked by Williams! Lovely one-touch passing.
    • 6' The corner is headed clear but only as far as Nasri, who flashes a half volley well over.
    • 5' Nasri is inches away from converting Silva's cross but Chico pokes it behind for a corner.
    • 4' Swansea with some good play as Rangel gets forward.
    • 2' Foul on Zabaleta as he surges down the right.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 14:55 Michael Laudrup: "[Scott Sinclair] has quality which he has already shown and we will see what decisions we make on that for the future. Is he an option for us? Good players for those positions are always an option and he has a British passport which is another thing we have to look at in an overall perspective... " Laudrup targeting Swansea improvement
    • 14:55 Roberto Mancini: "This situation with [Scott] Sinclair is difficult because I didn't give him a lot of chances to play. He is very unlucky. It is my fault, not his fault. A young player like Scott who is a good player deserves to play always. For him, it was a really difficult year this year. I think it is better if he can have another solution. If he stays here, maybe, everything can change but I can understand his frustration in this moment because he didn't play a lot of games."
    • 14:50 The Swans are the only team in the Premier League this season yet to lose a single point with a goal conceded in the final 10 minutes.
    • 14:45 Manchester City are one of only two teams (with Arsenal) to have three players in double figures for PL goals this season (Aguero, Dzeko, Tevez).
    • 14:40 Swansea have won only one of their seven league games since winning the Capital One Cup (D2 L4).
    • 14:35 Swansea have won four and lost just one of their last six home league meetings with the Citizens.
    • 14:30 All three Barclays Premier League meetings between Swansea and Man City have seen the home side win whilst keeping a clean sheet.
    • 14:25 Swansea make one change with Nathan Dyer coming in for Ki Sung. Chico Flores has passed a fitness test but winger Roland Lamah is missing with a hamstring injury. For Manchester City, Matija Nastasic comes in for Joleon Lescott and James Milner for Tevez. Joe Hart has been passed fit and they have no other injury or suspension worries with striker Sergio Aguero and midfielders David Silva and James Milner having returned.
    • 14:20 Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Nasri, Silva, Milner, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Toure, Kolarov, Garcia, Rodwell, Tevez, Dzeko /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Routledge, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Agustien, Tiendalli
    • 14:15 Welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Cross from Nasri on the right and Dzeko rises highest but his downward header is well read by Vorm, who manages to hold on!
    • 84' Another bad miss and this time it's Silva as he blasts high, wide and nowhere near a gaping goal presented to him by a good run and pass from Dzeko.
    • 83' WHAT A MISS BY DZEKO! Fantastic run down the right by Zabaleta, who does incredibly well just to keep it in let alone clip a super ball to the unmarked Dzeko, but he somehow knocks it wide.
    • 75' ... But he swings it into Vorm's arms. And Swansea go down the other end with Kompany tripping Dyer, and Swansea have a free-kick on the edge of the box!
    • 61' Dzeko goes down in the box but no penalty! Swansea break but a dreadful pass by Pablo lands well beyond Michu and Routledge.
    • 49' City break as Dzeko comes forward, now Silva and he feeds AGUERO ON THE LEFT but he mis-hits his finish well wide!
    • 42' Brilliant block from Williams on Silva after Aguero sent him through! The loose ball falls to Silva but Vorm makes a marvellous full-body save to deny him!
    • 38' Silva with some tricky skills on the right, the ball falls to Nasri but his finish is blocked! Swansea break, Michu is in and Nastasic takes him down but no penalty!!
    • 33' JUST WIDE BY HERNANDEZ! Pablo was sent through on the left, seemed unsure about whether to take it inside and shoot or pick out Michu, so he shifted it on to his right but then scuffed the shot - which meant it completely bamboozled Hart but skimmed the outside of the post!
    • 31' Swansea want a penalty as the ball skips up into Nastasic's midriff. Nice turn from Dyer in the build-up.
    • 27' Fantastic crossfield pass from Pabo to Dyer, he takes it down the right and feeds ROUTLEDGE but the low drive is too close to Hart, who holds on well.
    • 20' ... But then Michu ruins it all with a bad miss! Fantastic guided cross by Dyer arrives for a flying, unmarked Michu but with just Hart to beat he shanks his volley wide!
    • 18' Routledge almost gets one-on-one after a cool one-two with Michu but Nasri - yes, Nasri - makes a goal-saving challenge. Corner.
    • 17' Dyer on the right, loads of space and decent cut back for HERNANDEZ but he smacks a terrible effort well over. Super pass by Angel initially.
    • 8' Would have been a great goal but Barry's finish is blocked by Williams! Lovely one-touch passing.
    • 5' Nasri is inches away from converting Silva's cross but Chico pokes it behind for a corner.
    • 14:20 Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Nasri, Silva, Milner, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Toure, Kolarov, Garcia, Rodwell, Tevez, Dzeko /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Routledge, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Agustien, Tiendalli
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