Saturday February 9, 2013 Day 26 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 4 - 1 Queens Park Rangers

  • Michu 8’, 67’
  • Rangel 18’
  • Pablo 50’
  • Zamora 48’

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  1. Premier League - Spanish armada sees Swansea brush aside QPR

    Premier League - Spanish armada sees Swansea brush aside QPR

    Michu scored a brace as Swansea City comfortably beat Queens Park Rangers 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Queens Park Rangers
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    • 90+3 And that's it from the Liberty Stadium. Desperate result for the visitors - seventh place for Swansea.
    • 90+2 Zamora clips the ball over Bartley’s shoulder. SWP swivels to volley against the bar from an angle inside the box. Very unlucky.
    • 90' Three minutes of added time.
    • 88' Hernandez is down for treatment. Mbia with an arm into his face and he is lucky not to get booked there.
    • 86' Mbia has another strike from distance but it is straight at the keeper.
    • 84' Zamora wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal and right of the D. Mbia pulls rank – if he has any – over Granero and Taarabt to fire the shot straight at the wall.
    • 82' Samba is really beginning to struggle out there now.
    • 81' Moore comes on the place of Michu.
    • 80' Wirght-Philips looks to stretch his legs but he over-runs it and that pretty much sums up a poor afternoon for the visitors.
    • 79' Hill goes through the back of Michu – and the Spaniard signals to the bench that he needs to come off.
    • 77' Taarabt again works some space before squaring to Granero but his shot from just outside the box is always rising.
    • 76' Taarabt shows a great sleight of foot on the touchline to work some space. He cuts inside before whipping a curler just past the post of Vorm.
    • 75' Credit QPR, they are still looking to get something from this one – and that’s not something that can be said of their first half performance.
    • 74' Next up for QPR: Manchester United.
    • 72' Swansea are rampant – and it is damage limitation here now.
    • - In the wake of that goal. SWP came on for Jenas.
    • 70' Hernandez with the beaut of a through-ball for the goal.
    • 69' Granero finds Zamora in behind and he holds off a couple of Swansea challenges to get an effort on goal – it is blocked for a corner.
    • 68' Michu almost has a third but his snap shot from just outside the box is straight at Cesar.
    • 67' GOOOAL!! Michu holds off Samba to latch on to a through ball and slip the ball past Cesar to more or less confirm the win. Great finish.
    • 65' Dyer finds Agustien who looks for Michu early but he can ‘t thread it through for the Spaniard. Samba clears to Jenas but his pass has too much on it.
    • 64' Jenas looks for the ball over the top for Zamora but there is too much pace on it.
    • 63' Zamora has completely changed the dynamics of this match. Swansea are struggling with his physical presence, which, in turn, has opened up space for players around him. Townsend this time arrives in a central position but his shot is always rising.
    • 62' Routledge, who has been bright, is replaced by Agustien.
    • 60' Taarabt charges forward but Ki gets back at him with a sliding challenge – this game is far from over. If QPR register next then the momentum will be with the visitors.
    • 58' Breathless stuff out there.
    • 57' CHANCE!! A cross from Townsend is punched clear by Williams but the referee fails to spot it. Mbia strikes the handled clearance straight back across goal and past Vorm but Bartley clears. Clear penalty there.
    • 56' The hosts are targeting Cesar – every time the ball is at the keeper’s feet the hosts pressure him and he kicks straight out for a throw.
    • 54' Townsend opens up his legs for the first time in the game but his cross is just too far ahead of Zamora.
    • 53' Swansea looked very briefly rattled but it is back to the rhythm of the first half. Cesar possibly culpable for that goal there too.
    • 52' Bartley looks an accomplished centre-back as he comes away from pressure from two QPR players to set another attack in motion.
    • 50' GOOOAL!!! Immediate riposte from Swansea. Dyer finds Michu, who in turn finds Hernandez, who meanders towards the by-line before rolling the ball past Cesar from a tight, tight angle. Game over?
    • 49' QOR are playing a further 20 yards up the pitch now.
    • 48' GOOAL!!! Taarabt steals the ball from a Davies pass. The mercurial forward shoots from an acute angle and Vorm can only push it out to Zamora, who strokes home from inside the box. Game on.
    • 47' Zamora and Granero on for the second half. Derry and Mackie off as the hosts go 4-4-2 with Jenas on the right.
    • 46' QPR get the half underway.
    • 45+4 That's it from the first half.
    • 45+3 In fairness, for all Swansea’s domination of the ball, Cesar hasn’t had all that much to do. That matters little though with QPR offering nothing going forward.
    • 45+2' Ki is down with a head injury following a flailing arm from Mbia resulting in another stoppage in stoppage time.
    • 45+1' Four minutes of added time.
    • 45' Swansea have a late corner. De Guzman goes short but his delivery following a return pass is not up to the required standard and QPR clear.
    • 44' Jenas wins a tackle and then another in succession as the visitors look a little more hungry as the game reaches half-time.
    • 43' Expect Zamora to make an appearance come half time – they need more presence up front.
    • 42' QPR, the lowest scoring team in the Premier League, have to score twice to salvage anything from this one but they are yet to have a chance of note.
    • 40' Ki wins the ball from Taarabt – who fouls the midfielder. The attacker reacts by launching the ball up field. Yellow.
    • 38' Hill delays a pass, Dyer nicks it and looks for the return from Michu but the diminutive winger was over-zealous in his attempts to get behind the QPR defence and is offside.
    • 37' Swansea comes again – but Michu goes a fraction too soon.
    • 36' Hill rises to clear the corner.
    • 35' QPR are very rigidly set up meaning that the three-thronged advanced midfielders of Dyer, Routledge and Hernandez are causing all kinds of trouble with their movement. This time Michu arrives late to fire a volley at the onrushing Hill. That looked destined for a goal.
    • 34' Bartley, who was on loan with Rangers last year, gets a couple of early touches as QPR continue to sit deep. The hosts speed up the play and look for Davies in behind but the ball has too much on it.
    • 33' Bartley makes a Premier League debut for the club as he comes on in Chico’s stead.
    • 32' Chico has been stretchered off and it looks as though he won’t be able to continue.
    • 31' The stoppage in play sees Redknapp beckon over half his side to bark instructions at them.
    • 30' Chico goes down injured and we have a slight hiatus for an injury to the defender.
    • 29' Taarabt up front is a bizarre twist. The QPR back four look far more comfortable going forward with direct balls but the forward just can’t compete in the air. QPR look toothless.
    • 27' Mackie does well to work back to win the ball, but, devoid of confidence, QPR look incredibly short of ideas and it is easy for the hosts.
    • 26' Taarabt has pushed on to lead the line now but he is getting very little change from a dominant back four of Swansea.
    • 25' It is almost surreal that these sides came up into the Premier League together over a year ago such is the gulf in class.
    • 23' Swansea are so technically superior to their visitors at the moment. Jenas, who last started a game in this division 14 months ago, has struggled thus far. The game is passing him by and don’t be surprised if Redknapp changes things up before half-time.
    • 21' Only four players remain from the opening day drubbing for QPR but the travelling faithful must be fearing another hammering.
    • 20' Looking like a training match here. That’s seven goals conceded in 110 minutes by QPR against Swansea.
    • 18' GOAL!!! Rangel is found in behind Mackie by Routledge. He charges into the box before toe-poking an effort at Cesar. Cesar makes a decent stop but the rebound comes straight at the full-back who bundles home to secure a two goal advantage. 2-0.
    • 17' There has been a little slowing of the pace in the game now.
    • 16' QPR get in behind with Townsend, who draws the ball across the box for Mbia but De Guzman gets there first.
    • 15' Swansea’s mobility continues to cause problems for what is a pretty robust but cumbersome QPR backline. Dyer had been imperious thus far but he carries the ball forward at pace before over-running it.
    • 13' Michu turns Hill on the edge before drawing a smart stop from Cesar.
    • 12' QPR have no focal point of attack, which is little surprise. Mackie is a player of some quality but he doesn’t have the prerequisites to lead a line.
    • 11' Swansea have dropped just two points from winning positions in the Premier League this season - fewer than any other team - and QPR are yet to record a come-from-behind win this season.
    • 10' Samba hauls back Michu on the edge and is rightly booked. De Guzman over it but he hits it straight at the wall.
    • 9' Shocking start.
    • 8' GOOOAL!! QPR are so, so deep. and inviting pressure. Dyer shapes to shoot and draws a save from Cesar from 25 yards. The Brazilian can only parry straight to Michu who, with the ball behind him slightly, re-organises his feet to lift the ball over the keeper to give his side the lead from close range. 1-0.
    • 6' The Hoops get a foot on the ball but some intense pressure forces the visitors back to Cesar. Routledge puts pressure on the ball back to the keeper and he lifts his attempted pass to Traore out for a throw.
    • 5' Derry gets back at Hernandez as Swansea turn the screw.
    • 4' Dyer comes off the wing and is well picked out by Williams but a gaggle of defenders crowd him out. The hosts comes again as Dyer is in behind yet again but once again the ball has too much weight on it.
    • 3' Rangel looks for the run of Dyer in behind Traore, Clint Hill comes across on the cover to clear for a corner. Samba rises to head De Guzman’s centre clear. Routledge looks for a first time return but his pass has too much on it and carries for a goal kick.
    • 2' Pretty lacklustre start from QPR who decline the opportunity to press the ball – a stray Swansea pass though gives the visitors a throw.
    • 1' Officiating today is Neil Swarbrick, who gives his whistle a toot to get us underway. Michu nudges the ball to Routledge and the hosts begin by knocking the ball around their back four.
    • 14:55 Harry Redknapp: "We're in good form and looking forward to going to Swansea and giving them a good game. We're unbeaten in five games against five very good teams. Swansea have bought a lot of players in. They've bought well in the market, they've invested well. They play great football. They've been top class this season and taken their game on to another level."
    • 14:50 Match odds: Swansea (5/6) QPR (15/4) Draw (11/4)
    • 14:45 Swansea have dropped just two points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other team. The Swans have scored the lowest percentage of set piece goals this season (9%) and conceded the highest proportion (54%). QPR have drawn their last four Premier League matches, with three of those games ending 0-0.
    • 14:40 Last weekend’s defeat at West Ham was Swansea’s only defeat in their last eight matches, and a measure of Laudrup’s success at the helm is the fact that they head into the weekend closer to the top four than the relegation zone.
    • 14:35 Despite an opening day 5-0 drubbing against today’s opponents, even the most pessimistic of QPR fans could not have predicted them to fail to win any of their subsequent 15 games. Since the appointment of omni-messiah Harry Redknapp though, the Hoops have gained 13 points from 12 games – and only lost three times.
    • 14:30 Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy fails to recover from a groin injury and Junior Hoilett is out with a hamstring complaint leaving QPR short of attacking options. Samba Diakite is still away with the Mali national team at the African Nations Cup.
    • 14:25 Leon Britton misses out with the knee injury he sustained in last weekend's defeat at West Ham, and, while Kemy Agustien returned to training after an ankle problem, he is only deemed fit enough for the bench. Neil Taylor remains sidelined with a broken leg.
    • 14:20 TEAMS: Swansea City: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams (c), Davies, De Guzman, Ki, Dyer, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Bartley, Lamah, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli, Tremmel & Agustien./// Queens Park Rangers: Cesar, Traore, Derry, Samba, Hill, Taarabt, Mackie, Onuoha, Jenas, Townsend, Mbia. Subs: Green, Park, SWP, Granero, Ben Haim, Zamora & Bothroyd.
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