Saturday October 20, 2012 Day 8 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 2 - 1 Wigan Athletic

  • Pablo 65’
  • Michu 67’
  • Boyce 69’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Wigan Athletic
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    • 90+4 That's it. Hard earned points for the hosts.
    • 90+2' Dyer wins the ball in midfield and feeds Graham who is in on goal. Al Habsi makes the save at the forward's feet. That would have been it. One last chance from a corner for the visitors. Al Habsi, who is up for the corner, gets his head to it but Vorm claims.
    • 90+1 Four minutes of added time
    • 90' Swansea remain quite open as they look to protect this lead. They need to be a little more compact here. Dyer does well to win the ball and lead a break. He is brought down and earns a free-kick.
    • 88' Michu gives away a free-kick in a dangerous area and Maloney is over it but the kick from 25 yards lacks pace and Vorm claims. Last chance?
    • 86' Michu intercepts a loose pass and breaks past Watson but under pressure he lifts his effort over the bar. His legs appeared to go there.
    • 84' Boselli for McArthur as Graham comes on for De Guzman.
    • 83' Watson just about gets the ball through to Di Santo but his effort is tame. That was the chance for the equaliser - he could see the whites of Vorm's eyes. That's his last contribution. Gomez on for him.
    • 81' Wigan all over their hosts now as they push for the equaliser. Ten or so to go as the home faithful urge their players forward.
    • 79' Swansea need to slow this tempo down now. Di Santo is a player transformed here as he links the play well. The introduction of Watson has given the visitors a little more impetus.
    • 77' Wigan have pushed their wing-backs on now and they are really forcing their hosts back.
    • 75' In amongst that barrage of goals, Dyer came on for Hernandez and he leads a break before stinging the palms of Al Habsi.
    • 73' On reflection, the forward was onside. Tough decision.
    • 71' Offside. Beausejour leathers a cross across the box and it more or less hits Kone in the face and goes in but the assistant referee has his flag up immediately.
    • 70' WIGAN SUB: Watson for Figueroa.
    • 69' GOOOAL for Wigan. Unbelievable. 2-1. Kone heads a Beausejour cross to James McCarthy, whose volley is turned into the net acrobatically by Boyce.
    • 67' GOOOAL!! De Guzman whips an in-swinging corner and Michu rises at the near post to head past Al Habsi on the edge of the six yard box.
    • 65' GOOOAL!! Routledge breaks again down the left, finds De Guzman, who plays it to Hernendez with his back to goal. The former Valencia man swivels and fires the ball through the legs of Caldwell from the edge of the area and past Al Habsi. 1-0.
    • 64' Ki, having been played in by Routledge, draws a smart save from Al Habsi from a tight angle. Best chance of the half.
    • 63' Hernandez has looked bright today and he breaks the offside trap but his final ball is cut out for a corner. De Guzman once again wastes the set-piece – might be time to change up their set-piece specialist.
    • 61' The visitors work the ball short, and then clip it to Maloney in space. His half volley is easily claimed.
    • 59' Di Santo looks to get to the ball down the channel but Britton ushers him off the ball. Maloney steals it from Britton but the little midfielder cynically takes him out. Lucky not to be in the book.
    • 57' Beausejour whips an incredible ball to the back post but Kone just can’t get his shot off. What a ball. Half a chance.
    • 55' De Guzman over it but Mike Jones delays the taking of the free-kick for some hustling and bustling in the box. The delay is followed up by an awful delivery. The visitors break with Kone who does well to keep the ball and slow the tempo down a bit. This is incessant from the Swans.
    • 53' Ramis brings down Routledge down the wing. Decent opportunity for the hosts here near the left corner flag.
    • 52' Hernandez slips the ball in behind to Rangel but his cross is behind everyone.
    • 50' The hosts continue in the ascendancy but there is little threat in the box.
    • 48' Britton finds Hernandez, he beats McCarthy and whips a ball across the box. Wigan clear, Britton collects on the edge, turns his man and shoots. The effort has plenty of pace and swerve but it swerves a little bit too much and flies past the post.
    • 46' Swansea get us back underway.
    • 45+2 That's it from the first-half. Swansea edge it and Wigan will be happy to go to the break at parity.
    • 45' Michu flashes a cross across the face of the goal but there is no one there to capitalise.
    • 43' Boyce looks to get beyond Routledge but the wing-back tugs back the former Newcastle man and the assistant referee has his flag aloft for the foul.
    • 42' The Swans have definitely had the better of this one but you feel that they need to get a goal or they may regret it come the second half.
    • 41' Having exchanged passes with Hernandez, De Guzman over runs the ball and the chance of a break has gone.
    • 39' Vorm goes long, it breaks to Hernandez but his effort is wild.
    • 37' Maloney slips the ball in behind Rangel, but Beausejour, bearing down on goal but under pressure from the right-back, is leaning back and lifts his effort over the bar.
    • 35' Ki bends a free-kick into the far post but it is cleared for a corner. De Guzman swings it over but again they defend it well. The Swans are yet to score from a set-play this season.
    • 33' The Swans have had 90% of possession these last five minutes. Kone does well to draw a foul and offer some respite to his defence.
    • 31' The game is opening up now. Rangel gets to the byline but his cross is cut out.
    • 30' They do keep the ball well, and Britton exchanges passes with Chico and in doing so takes two Wigan midfielders out of the game. He then slips the ball to Routledge, who beats his man but his cross is deflected. Michu rises well but his header is over the bar.
    • 28' Swansea definitely having the better in terms of possession but they have yet to really threaten a goal.
    • 27' With the pace of the match laboured, the home faithful are yet to fully find their voices but they are quickly on their feet as Rangel gets in behind but his run is tracked and his cross is cleared for a corner. Poor delivery.
    • 25' The intensity of this match doesn’t bode well at the moment, with both sides apparently happy to retain possession but with little penetration. Michu, an attacking midfielder by trade, keeps dropping in and it is leaving the Swans a little toothless up front.
    • 23' Davies is late on McArthur and we have a slight hiatus as the physio is on. McArthur is back on his feet and he hobbles off but is likely to return.
    • 21' Having started in the ascendancy and then faded, the hosts have wrestled back the initiative and De Guzman looks to curl one into the bottom corner but is doesn’t just curl enough.
    • 19' Routledge is released by De Guzman, and the diminutive winger lifts a lovely ball to Michu, who has broken the offside trap. The Spaniard takes it first time on the volley when he may have been better taking that one down. Great quick break from the hosts.
    • 17' Ramis, looking to inject some urgency, looks to switch the play to Beausejour but it is behind him. Throw.
    • 16' This has been a decent passing game thus far – both sides like to knock it around but lack a little bit of a threat up front.
    • 15' De Guzman is fractionally late on Maloney and Wigan have a free-kick in midfield. Hernandez steals it and Swansea break. Michu finds De Guzman but his effort on the turn is tame.
    • 13' Wigan’s midfield beginning to come to the fore.
    • 12' Wigan have their first concerted period of pressure but Swansea maintain a nice shape and force them backwards. They remain patient and work it to Boyce on the right, he rather scuffs a cross but it breaks to Maloney and his effort on the turn from just by the penalty spot is saved. Decent chance.
    • 10' The delivery is poor but the hosts come again. Di Santo puts in a typical forward challenge on Rangel. De Guzman takes it from about 30 yards out and left of centre. He gets it up over the wall but Al Habsi claims.
    • 8' Caldwell goes through the back of Michu and Swansea play the free-kick short. It ends up all the way back at Vorm – they may have better just slinging that one into the box. Hernandez leads another breaks down the right before winning a corner.
    • 6' Di Santo flicks the ball around the corner to Kone, who has options either side but elects to shoot from distance. Going wide that one but Vorm collects.
    • 5' Kone backs into Williams as the visitors look to exert some pressure but referee Mike Jones adjudges that the forward has infringed. The Swans come again.
    • 4' Routledge collects a loose ball at the far post and lays-off to Ki, who comes back on himself before dragging his effort wide from just outside the box. Bright start from the hosts.
    • 3' Michu looks to get onto a whipped Davies cross but it is just too far in front of him.
    • 2' Both sides have taken a meagre two points from the last 15 available.
    • 1' Today's referee is Mike Jones and he gives his whistle a blast as the visitors get us underway.
    • 14:55 MATCH ODDS: Swansea 23/20, Wigan 5/2, Draw 11/5
    • 14:50 While Martinez addressed the complexities of having a multi-national squad: Roberto Martinez: "I do feel we need to help the players a little bit more (after travelling across continents for international duty). Sometimes it's just making an extra day for them to recover, taking the travelling into consideration, and probably that's something that can be addressed over the next few months."
    • 14:45 MANAGER QUOTES: Michael Laudrup: "If there was a problem (with players allegedly complaining about his training methods) I know the chairman would have told me there is a problem and say we have to talk about things. He didn't do that and I know through the times we have spoken he would never allow any person - and I don't say a player - to jeopardise the harmony of this club."
    • 14:40 There have been rumours of discontent surrounding the Swans camp but Laudrup has addressed these in his Friday press conference.
    • 14:35 This will be Martinez's third return to the Liberty Stadium since leaving three years ago and the last two meetings of these clubs at Swansea have ended goalless – but Martinez will be looking to replicate the comfortable 2-0 fourth round Carling Cup win back in October 2010.
    • 14:30 The omens are good for the Swans though, Swansea ended a run of four games without a goal against Wigan when they won 2-0 at the DW Stadium last season.
    • 14:25 With a difficult run of fixtures on the horizon, Michael Laudrup will have been at pains to stress the importance to his charges of this match - following Wigan's visit, the Swans sandwich a League Cup trip to Anfield with a visit to Manchester City and a home match against the current league leaders Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 14:20 Having faded following decent starts to the season, both clubs are in need of a win - with neither registering a victory since August. In fact, Swansea (8) and Wigan (5) both have exactly the same number of points after seven games this season as they did at the same point last season.
    • 14:15 TEAMS: Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams (c), Chico, Davies, Britton, Ki, De Guzman, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Monk, Tiendalli, Shechter, Dyer, Moore, Graham /// Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Ramis, Beausejour, McCarthy, McArthur, Maloney, Di Santo, Kone. Subs:Subs: Pollitt, Watson, Jones, Gomez, Boselli, McManaman, Miyaichi.
    • 14:10 A groin problem and knee trouble rules out Antolin Alcaraz and winger Albert Crusat but Maynor Figueroa and Jean Beausejour start despite their long international trips with Honduras and Chile respectively.
    • 14:05 Team news: Kemy Agustien is back in contention after a calf problem while Pablo Hernandez is in for Nathan Dyer on the flank. Having been withdrawn at half-time last time out against Reading, striker Danny Graham drops to the bench.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage from the Premier League where Swansea City entertain Wigan Athletic at the Liberty Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Dyer wins the ball in midfield and feeds Graham who is in on goal. Al Habsi makes the save at the forward's feet. That would have been it. One last chance from a corner for the visitors. Al Habsi, who is up for the corner, gets his head to it but Vorm claims.
    • 88' Michu gives away a free-kick in a dangerous area and Maloney is over it but the kick from 25 yards lacks pace and Vorm claims. Last chance?
    • 83' Watson just about gets the ball through to Di Santo but his effort is tame. That was the chance for the equaliser - he could see the whites of Vorm's eyes. That's his last contribution. Gomez on for him.
    • 73' On reflection, the forward was onside. Tough decision.
    • 69' GOOOAL for Wigan. Unbelievable. 2-1. Kone heads a Beausejour cross to James McCarthy, whose volley is turned into the net acrobatically by Boyce.
    • 67' GOOOAL!! De Guzman whips an in-swinging corner and Michu rises at the near post to head past Al Habsi on the edge of the six yard box.
    • 65' GOOOAL!! Routledge breaks again down the left, finds De Guzman, who plays it to Hernendez with his back to goal. The former Valencia man swivels and fires the ball through the legs of Caldwell from the edge of the area and past Al Habsi. 1-0.
    • 61' The visitors work the ball short, and then clip it to Maloney in space. His half volley is easily claimed.
    • 48' Britton finds Hernandez, he beats McCarthy and whips a ball across the box. Wigan clear, Britton collects on the edge, turns his man and shoots. The effort has plenty of pace and swerve but it swerves a little bit too much and flies past the post.
    • 37' Maloney slips the ball in behind Rangel, but Beausejour, bearing down on goal but under pressure from the right-back, is leaning back and lifts his effort over the bar.
    • 30' They do keep the ball well, and Britton exchanges passes with Chico and in doing so takes two Wigan midfielders out of the game. He then slips the ball to Routledge, who beats his man but his cross is deflected. Michu rises well but his header is over the bar.
    • 19' Routledge is released by De Guzman, and the diminutive winger lifts a lovely ball to Michu, who has broken the offside trap. The Spaniard takes it first time on the volley when he may have been better taking that one down. Great quick break from the hosts.
    • 15' De Guzman is fractionally late on Maloney and Wigan have a free-kick in midfield. Hernandez steals it and Swansea break. Michu finds De Guzman but his effort on the turn is tame.
    • 12' Wigan have their first concerted period of pressure but Swansea maintain a nice shape and force them backwards. They remain patient and work it to Boyce on the right, he rather scuffs a cross but it breaks to Maloney and his effort on the turn from just by the penalty spot is saved. Decent chance.
    • 10' The delivery is poor but the hosts come again. Di Santo puts in a typical forward challenge on Rangel. De Guzman takes it from about 30 yards out and left of centre. He gets it up over the wall but Al Habsi claims.
    • 4' Routledge collects a loose ball at the far post and lays-off to Ki, who comes back on himself before dragging his effort wide from just outside the box. Bright start from the hosts.
    • 14:15 TEAMS: Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams (c), Chico, Davies, Britton, Ki, De Guzman, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Monk, Tiendalli, Shechter, Dyer, Moore, Graham /// Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Ramis, Beausejour, McCarthy, McArthur, Maloney, Di Santo, Kone. Subs:Subs: Pollitt, Watson, Jones, Gomez, Boselli, McManaman, Miyaichi.
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      Goalkeeper
      8.7 7
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 8 6
      7.8 6
      7.8 6
      7.3 7
      Midfielders
      8.7 7
      Yellow Card 6.2 7
      Substitution Out83′ 7.9 7
      Goal Substitution Out73′ 8.4 7
      8.6 8
      Strikers
      Goal 9.4 7
      Subs
      Substitution In83′ 7.7 6
      Substitution In73′ 7 7
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      4.8 5
      Substitution Out70′ 4 6
      Goal 4 5
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out83′ 4 5
      4.3 5
      Yellow Card 3.5 6
      Strikers
      6.4 6
      Yellow Card 3 6
      Substitution Out83′ 5.5 5
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      Substitution In83′ 5 5
      Substitution In70′ 5 6

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  1. Well done to my amazing team swansea city on their 2-1­ victory over wigan athletic on saturday. Lets start­ moving further up the table and show people who are­ writing us off that swansea city mean business. Micheal­ laudrup :- it will take time to get used to english­ football. Well done and we will will be safe by­ christmas

    From Alan, on Sun 21 Oct 22:45
  2. What has Laudrup done to the Swans ? they were awful­ and were lucky to get the three points on this kind of­ pwerformance Manchester City will be in double figures!

    From CLIVE, on Sun 21 Oct 15:05
  3. Roberto Martinez of Wigan I hope the officiating was­ good. When your team can not win a match, you look for­ who to blame. I hope it's not Ferguson that ask­ Swansea to nil your team with two goals. Home match­ they can not win, even away the same story.

    From Bobby, on Sat 20 Oct 17:30
  4. Nice one Swansea - Cymru am byth!

    From Rhys, on Sat 20 Oct 16:55
  5. it gonna be 3-1 to the swans

    From christopher, on Sat 20 Oct 16:28
  6. swans city 3- wigan 3

    From david, on Sat 20 Oct 16:00
  7. Goals for Michu, Routledge and Kone please God.

    From Jack, on Sat 20 Oct 15:55
  8. join me for the game guys....

    From WatchlívefootystreamFirst Name, on Sat 20 Oct 15:14
  9. Comment 8 & 9 in your dreams!!!!!

    From John, on Sat 20 Oct 11:08
  10. swansea will take this game 3-1 just to show the media­ there is no problem with laudrup and his players COME­ ON YOU JACKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    From Tony, on Fri 19 Oct 21:11
  11. Swansea 1 Wigan 5

    From John, on Fri 19 Oct 13:32
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    swansea city 4 wigan 1

    From Nam, on Fri 19 Oct 5:41
  13. Swansea 0 Latics 2

    From Greg, on Wed 17 Oct 18:51
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    Looks as though Laudrup's Swansea have been found­ out and that's not helped their form. Swans need a­ Plan B and fast, but Wigan aren't the greatest­ travellers so I reckon Swansea might just sneakk past­ the Latics

    From TI, on Sun 14 Oct 22:21
  15. Ben Watson's always on the bench! Come on Martinez,­ give him a chance because he's a player with good­ quality and he's more than just a penalty taker you­ know.

    From TI, on Sun 14 Oct 22:20
  16. 1 1 here its goals galore

    From William, on Sun 14 Oct 14:52
  17. Swans - 3 wigan - 1

    From SIMON, on Sun 14 Oct 13:26
  18. swansea city 0 wigan 2

    From John, on Thu 11 Oct 12:46
  19. swansea city 1 wigan 0

    From Luke, on Thu 11 Oct 10:04
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