Saturday April 20, 2013 Day 34 Finished The Liberty Stadium

  1. Premier League - Southampton hold Swansea to goalless draw

    Premier League - Southampton hold Swansea to goalless draw

    Southampton extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a hard-fought goalless draw against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Southampton
    • Remember, you can watch highlights of this match and all the weekend's Premier League games live on site from Monday (00:01).
    • FT Mark Halsey blows up for full-time and it's finished goalless at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 90+3' Southampton fail to take advantage and that's surely that.
    • 90+2' Mayuka is brought down in the left channel to hand Southampton a free-kick in a dangerous position with only 60 seconds remaining.
    • 90+1' Southampton win a corner, which Swansea clear but only to Schneiderlin, however the Frenchman's shot from the edge of the box is high and wide.
    • 90' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 89' Southampton chance! Davis nips in on the by-line and pulls the ball back to Mayuka, who digs the ball out from his feet in time to shoot but Vorm does well to turn the ball away.
    • 88' SOUTHAMPTON SUB: Rodriguez is replaced by Mayuka for his first appearance of 2013.
    • 87' Southampton are lining up their third change of the afternoon.
    • 86' De Guzman chips in a cross from the right but first Hooiveld, and then Fox, are there to clear for Southampton.
    • 85' Swansea are piling on the pressure, but can they make it count?
    • 84' Things are looking very gloomy indeed for QPR and Reading, who are losing to Stoke and Norwich respectively.
    • 83' Flores has an opportunity to whip the ball in from the right but his cross is a disappointing one. That's been the story of Swansea's afternoon.
    • 81' Mark Halsey picks himself up off the floor and is all smiles...
    • 80' The Liberty Stadium erupts and it's because the referee, Mark Halsey, has hit the deck after tripping over!
    • 79' The pressure continues to mount on Southampton and Michu goes for goal with an ambitious chip which fails to come off.
    • 78' Swansea break with pace and De Guzman has sight of goal but Boruc is quick off his line to make a smart save from the Dutchman!
    • 77' SOUTHAMPTON SUB: Lallana makes way for Puncheon.
    • 76' Rodriguez drives forward in the left channel but crumples under the challenge of Williams.
    • 74' It looks like Southampton are lining up their second change of the afternoon.
    • 73' Swansea appeal for a penalty after Fox handles in the box but the ball was fired at him at point-blank range and his arm was by his side. No penalty.
    • 70' Swansea are beginning to reassert themselves on the game and are moving the ball around with more intent.
    • 69' Southampton have scored the opening goal 18 times this season, while Swansea City haven't yet won in the Premier League when they've gone behind. Still, we're without a game so far this afternoon.
    • 68' Flores is a little lucky to get away with only a warning after a late challenge on Cork.
    • 66' Off the line! Dyer darts into the box and exchanges passes with Michu before poking the ball towards goal but Yoshida hacks it away.
    • 65' Word from the bench is that Lambert has a slight knock, which explains his substitution, although, two free-kicks aside, the Englishman has had a quiet afternoon.
    • 64' SOUTHAMPTON SUB: Top goal scorer Lambert, is replaced by Ramirez.
    • 64' De Guzman swings in the corner and Michu rises to meet it but can't direct his header on target.
    • 63' Swansea win a corner, which is headed behind for another.
    • 62' SWANSEA CITY SUB: Hernandez makes way for Ki Sung-Yeung.
    • 61' De Guzman fires in a deep cross but Flores can't quite get a clean header on it.
    • 60' Clyne takes no chances this time and puts the ball behind for a Swansea corner.
    • 59' Hernandez does well to steal the ball from Clyne and whip in a superb low cross but no Swansea team-mate is in the six-yard box to meet it.
    • 58' Southampton try to move the ball around intricately on the edge of the home box, with Lambert trying to pick out Lallana, but Swansea manage to clear their lines.
    • 57' Southampton are controlling possession and Swansea fans are getting more and more frustrated.
    • 56' Swansea counter, with Routledge finding Dyer, but the winger goes for goal with an ambitious long-distance shot which Boruc easily saves.
    • 55' Clyne swings in a deep cross from the right which Vorm comfortably plucks from the air.
    • 54' Southampton fans are in fine voice.
    • 53' Southampton boss Pochettino cuts a very cool figure on the Saints bench and doesn't look like he's lining up any changes.
    • 52' Swansea, who are normally so strong at home, have lost their last two fixtures at the Liberty Stadium, albeit against Tottenham and Arsenal.
    • 50' All seven Premier League games are now back underway. Premier League - Every game LIVE
    • 49' Schneiderlin fouls Routledge to give Swansea a free-kick.
    • 48' Routledge has an immediate impact, making a great run down the right before swinging in a pin-point cross which Michu heads just over!
    • 47' Swansea made a change at the break, with Routledge coming on for Moore.
    • 46' Southampton get the second half underway.
    • HT The referee blows up to bring the first half to a close and it's goalless at the break.
    • 45' There will be just one minute of added time.
    • 44' Clyne does very well to get away from his man on the right flank but Hernandez nips in to clear for Swansea.
    • 43' Southampton have got the bit between the teeth and are pressing for an opener with half-time fast approaching.
    • 42' Despite Swansea's dominance in possession, it's Southampton who have gone closest to taking the lead.
    • 41' GOAL! Southampton take the lead... no, it's been ruled out! Lallana rises to meet a cross and beats Vorm to it before tapping home, but the linesman is flagging for a foul on the Swansea goalkeeper.
    • 40' That's the closest either side have come to a goal. The free-kick didn't have a great deal of pace on it but it was the accuracy that had Vorm scampering across his line.
    • 39' Lambert goes for goal from the free-kick and forces Vorm into a fine save to tip the ball over the bar!
    • 38' Lallana and Flores tangle and the referee blows up for a Southampton free-kick, just left of centre and about 25 yards from goal.
    • 35' The game has gone a bit flat over the last five minutes. Swansea dominated the opening half-hour but can Southampton now take advantage of this lull in play?
    • 34' You can follow the action from every Premier League game right here. Premier League - Every game LIVE
    • 33' Yoshida gives the ball away in a dangerous position but Swansea fail to take advantage. Once again it's the final ball which let's the home side down, with Angel overhitting his cross from the right.
    • 32' Moore tries to beat the offside trap from the linesman's flag is straight up.
    • 31' Davies cuts inside from the left and tries to find Dyer on the right side of the box but it's too long and the ball goes behind for a Southampton goal-kick.
    • 29' Swansea's passing has been excellent so far but a rare misplaced ball by De Guzman hands Southampton a free-kick.
    • 28' Rodriguez receives the ball on the edge of the box and works a yard of space with a superb first touch, but the 23-year-old doesn't connect cleanly with his shot and Vorm saves comfortably low to his left.
    • 27' Southampton have worked their way into this over the last ten minutes but have been limited to shots from distances so far.
    • 26' Lambert spends an age teeing up his free-kick, only to fire straight into the wall.
    • 25' Williams nudges Lallana in the back to hand Southampton a free-kick in a dangerous position, 25 yards from goal in the right channel. Lambert is standing over it.
    • 24' Corks works the ball wide to Clyne but the right-back's cross is blocked.
    • 23' Swansea's build-up play has been excellent so far but the final ball has been lacking.
    • 22' De Guzman swings in the corner but it's too deep and Southampton clear.
    • 21' Hernandez switches to the right flank and drives into the box to win a corner.
    • 20' Rodriguez receives the ball with his back to the Swansea goal, turns, and has a dig but it fails to trouble Vorm.
    • 19' Mauricio Pochettino is wearing a pair of jeans on the touchline today. Very casual.
    • 18' Swansea fans have a derby against Cardiff City to look forward next season after their Welsh neighbours earned promotion from the Championship earlier this week before securing the title with a 1-1 draw at Burnley today. Championship - Cardiff crowned champions after draw
    • 17' Hernandez requires treatment after clashing with Schneiderlin but the Spaniard will be fine to continue.
    • 16' Michu tries a delicate one-two with Moore on the edge of the Southampton box but it doesn't quite come off.
    • 15' De Guzman whips in a corner which is cleared at the near post. Swansea work the ball back to the Dutchman on the right and his cross is confidently collected by Boruc.
    • 14' Cork picks up the ball in a central position, 35 yards from goal, and works a yard of space before unleashing a fierce shot which Vorm has to parry before collecting. That's Southampton's first sight at goal.
    • 13' De Guzman's deep corner is only half-cleared and the ball eventually works its way back to Hernandez, but his chipped cross-cum-shot is easily collected by Boruc.
    • 12' Davies gets to the byline and cuts back a low cross which is cleared behind for a corner.
    • 11' Swansea have enjoyed 63 per cent of possession so far and look dangerous every time they venture into the Southampton half.
    • 10' Dyer chips in yet another cross, this time aimed at Michu, but Southampton keeper Boruc gets there first to take the ball off the Spaniard's head.
    • 9' Dyer finds Hernandez on the right-hand side of the box, and he in turn cuts the ball back to De Guzman, whose low driving shot is blocked.
    • 8' Dyer receives the ball on the right and whips in a lovely cross which finds its way to Rangel on the edge of the box, but he drags his shot well wide.
    • 7' De Guzman tries to pick out Davies on the left-hand side but puts too much on his lofted pass and the ball goes behind for a goal-kick.
    • 6' Swansea have started well and are largely controlling possession, knocking the ball around with typical ease.
    • 5' These two sides may not be challenging for Champions League football, nor scrapping against relegation, but there's still plenty at stake, with a top ten finish the aim for both clubs.
    • 4' Michu moves the ball wide right to Dyer but the winger overhits his cross and the ball goes out for a throw-in.
    • 3' Today's referee is Mark Halsey.
    • 2' Leon Britton is back in the Swansea side - making his 400th appearance for the Swans - after missing the trip to Norwich for the birth of his twin boys.
    • 1' And we're off! Swansea get us underway...
    • 14:55 It's a beautiful day at the Liberty Stadium, with just a few clouds high in the sky. The teams are out, the atmosphere is building, and we're just a few minutes from the off.
    • 14:50 It finished 1-1 when these two sides met at St. Mary's back in November. Morgan Schneiderlin opened the scoring for Southampton after 65 minutes before Nathan Dyer equalised just eight minutes later.
    • 14:45 Swansea are short of form and have only registered four points from five Premier League games since winning the Capital One Cup on February 24. Southampton, on the other hand, are undefeated in their last five Premier League matches.
    • 14:40 Only three points separate ninth-place Swansea and Southampton in twelfth, although the Swans have a game in hand and a superior goal difference. Premier League table
    • 14:35 Another snippet of Swansea team news. Swans left-back Neil Taylor, who broke his ankle way back in September, is on the bench.
    • 14:30 Southampton make just the one change from their draw against West Ham, with Jay Rodriguez replacing Gaston Ramirez.
    • 14:25 Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has made three changes to the side which drew at Norwich, with Angel Rangel, Leon Britton and Pablo Hernadez coming in for Dwight Tiendalli, Wayne Routledge and Ki Sung-yeung.
    • 14:20 SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Flores, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Michu, Dyer, Hernandez, Moore - Subs - Tremmel, Taylor, Monk, Tiendalli, Ki, Routledge, Shechter /// SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fox, Schneiderlin, Cork, S. Davis, Rodriguez, Lambert, Lallana - Subs - K Davis, Fonte, Ramírez, Ward-Prowse, Shaw, Mayuka, Puncheon
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to live text commentary of the Premier League clash between Swansea and Southampton at the Liberty Stadium. Kick off in this one just 45 minutes away.
  • Summary

    • 89' Southampton chance! Davis nips in on the by-line and pulls the ball back to Mayuka, who digs the ball out from his feet in time to shoot but Vorm does well to turn the ball away.
    • 80' The Liberty Stadium erupts and it's because the referee, Mark Halsey, has hit the deck after tripping over!
    • 78' Swansea break with pace and De Guzman has sight of goal but Boruc is quick off his line to make a smart save from the Dutchman!
    • 66' Off the line! Dyer darts into the box and exchanges passes with Michu before poking the ball towards goal but Yoshida hacks it away.
    • 48' Routledge has an immediate impact, making a great run down the right before swinging in a pin-point cross which Michu heads just over!
    • 41' GOAL! Southampton take the lead... no, it's been ruled out! Lallana rises to meet a cross and beats Vorm to it before tapping home, but the linesman is flagging for a foul on the Swansea goalkeeper.
    • 39' Lambert goes for goal from the free-kick and forces Vorm into a fine save to tip the ball over the bar!
    • 28' Rodriguez receives the ball on the edge of the box and works a yard of space with a superb first touch, but the 23-year-old doesn't connect cleanly with his shot and Vorm saves comfortably low to his left.
    • 14' Cork picks up the ball in a central position, 35 yards from goal, and works a yard of space before unleashing a fierce shot which Vorm has to parry before collecting. That's Southampton's first sight at goal.
    • 9' Dyer finds Hernandez on the right-hand side of the box, and he in turn cuts the ball back to De Guzman, whose low driving shot is blocked.
    • 14:20 SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Flores, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Michu, Dyer, Hernandez, Moore - Subs - Tremmel, Taylor, Monk, Tiendalli, Ki, Routledge, Shechter /// SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fox, Schneiderlin, Cork, S. Davis, Rodriguez, Lambert, Lallana - Subs - K Davis, Fonte, Ramírez, Ward-Prowse, Shaw, Mayuka, Puncheon
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