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90+4'
The full-time whistle follows Lambert's stoppage-time goal and Southampton have grabbed a 1-0 victory in what was a desperately dour match at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea appear content to celebrate their Premier League status after a topsy-turvy campaign but they have been punished in the dying seconds by the England striker. Thanks for joining us.
90+3'
 
GOAL! Southampton steal it late on as Lambert pounces to turn the ball into an empty net after Ashley Williams skews it back towards goal with Michel Vorm stranded! Southampton look to have clinched victory in the dying seconds of this otherwise dull match!
Southampton Goal

Other Body Part - Bottom Right

90+1'
Swansea are defending deeper and deeper now as Southampton pile on the pressure late on. Will there be a goal in this match?
90'
There will be three minutes of added time at the end of this match and the referee may just be keen to have it over with.
88'
We're simply playing down time here at the Liberty Stadium with neither side seemingly wanting to gamble.
86'
It's desperate stuff late on as both sides play out time on halfway. There's nothing in this game that's going to excite.
Southampton Substitution
84'
Davis twists and turns before being crowded out on the edge of the Swansea box.
83'
Fonte lumps a long ball upfield before Swansea keep the ball all-too-patiently once more.
81'
Emnes is bright after having come on as a sub but he's seeing very little of the ball with Swansea keeping possession in their own half.
80'
Neither goalkeeper has had anything to do today and it's been a very turgid encounter.
Southampton Substitution
78'
 
Ward-Prowse comes on for Southampton to replace Gallagher, who has struggled today.
Swansea City Substitution
77'
 
Neil Taylor comes on too as Tiendalli departs for Swansea.
Swansea City Substitution
76'
 
Hernandez makes way for Swansea as Marvin Emnes comes on.
75'
Schneiderlin is attempting to get things going for the visitors but it's ever so scrappy.
73'
Southampton need one more point to record a higher points total than they have in any of their last 11 top-flight seasons. They look to be on course for that!
72'
Bony continues to lead the line but he's increasingly frustrated now as he cuts an isolated figure.
71'
Swansea seem to have given up completely now and are just being boxed in.
69'
Schneiderlin drives a wild and speculative shot from range but it ends up being very comfortable for Vorm to stoop low and gather.
67'
Southampton’s last three goals have been own goals (2) or penalties and in Lambert they now have the right man on the field to take a spot kick.
66'
Swansea are playing the ball around very calmly in their own half but it's very innocuous stuff.
Swansea City Substitution
65'
 
Nathan Dyer is applauded by the Southampton fans as well as the home supporters as he comes on against his former club. De Guzman makes way.
63'
De Guzman drives a low shot well wide and this really is a disappointing encounter.
Southampton Substitution
61'
Given how creative and inspiring Lallana is perceived to be for Southampton, it's bizarre that he's the club's most substituted player.
60'
 
Lallana makes way now for Rickie Lambert and it's strange that he's again the man to make way for the Saints.
Southampton Yellow card

Swansea

Southampton

58'
Boruc races out to claim a high ball in his own box and he alleviates any danger as a cross comes over from Shelvey.
57'
 
Fonte takes out Hernandez in very crude fashion as he drives down the Swansea left and this will be the first booking of the game.
55'
Shelvey drives a low shot on target but it's a scuffed tame effort and straight at Boruc.
54'
Routledge does superbly to jink inside two challenges and he's brought down by Shaw in a potentially dangerous area.
52'
Shaw darts down the left now as he turns defence into attack, but his cut back for Lallana is intercepted by Britton!
51'
Ooh, a nasty challenge from Tiendalli on Shaw and he's very fortunate to get away without a booking.
49'
Shaw and Hernandez are at it again down Swansea's right and the winger wins a corner this time.
47'
Hernandez darts down the right and dinks over a cross as Shaw is given a tough battle down that flank.
46'
The second half is underway at the Liberty Stadium and let's hope for more cutting-edge action in the final third this time round.
45'
HALF-TIME - There is no stoppage time at the end of the first half and that's about right to be honest! A few chances for Swansea early on were followed by that glorious free header for young Gallagher, but neither goalkeeper has been overly troubled. It's goalless.
43'
Bony continues to provide a real threat in the final third for Swansea but he's isolated on the most part.
42'
STAT: Southampton are one of three Premier League teams not to pick up a red card this season (along with Aston Villa and West Brom).
41'
Shelvey combines with Hernandez out on the right for Swansea, but the delivery this time is poor.
40'
Hernandez drifts outwide to the right as he seeks the ball, and his deliveries so far have been excellent.
39'
What a run from Shaw! The Saints left-back shows his pace as he races down the flank before drilling a low cross into the box, but it's cleared away superbly by Lovren.
37'
Southampton have been very disappointing in the final third this afternoon and there has been nothing to trouble Vorm at all.
35'
STAT: The Saints have gone 205 minutes without conceding a goal in the Premier League.
34'
CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Straight up at the other end, Bony drives a powerful shot over the crossbar from inside the Southampton box after latching onto a header from Hernandez into his path!
33'
CHANCE FOR SOUTHAMPTON! Clyne again does absolutely brilliantly, racing to the right byline and dinking over a precise delivery, but young Gallagher heads wide when totally unmarked - he should score!
32'
Clyne has been energetic down the right and he continues to cause the hosts problems outwide.
31'
This really does have the feel of a meaningless mid-table clash as both teams pass the ball around without any urgency.
30'
Shaw has been very bright early on for Southampton and Hodgson would be impressed by what he has seen so far in this match from the left-back.
28'
Southampton continue to stroke the ball around very confidently but there is nothing in the final third for the visitors.
26'
Southampton have had 65 per cent of the possession so far in this match but have done very little with it. Swansea have had the game's two best chances.
25'
STAT: Southampton need one more point to record a higher points total than they have in any of their last 11 top-flight seasons.
24'
That was a strange one as Clyne cleared upfield from the touchline with Bony colliding with him late. Pretty innocuous and he gets to his feet very gingerly.
23'
Oh dear, Clyne is down and looks to be in real pain after clashing with Bony on the touchline.
21'
Swansea fans continue to react to the news of Cardiff falling behind against Newcastle and that's just about all they've got to cheer about so far.
19'
Shelvey has been the brightest player so far in the midfield and he continues to drift out to the left and whip balls into the box.
17'
It's turgid stuff in the midfield now with neither side able to get going. Swansea have been quiet since a couple of early chances.
15'
CHANCE FOR SOUTHAMPTON! Schneiderlin picks out Shaw with a pinpoint delivery but the defender loses his poise completely and heads well wide! He really should have at least hit the target.
13'
STAT: The Swans have already scored four more goals than they did last season and seven more than they did in their debut Premier League campaign.
12'
Bony continues to ghost in front of Fonte at set pieces but this time he heads well wide as the ball comes over from Shelvey.
10'
Davis and Shaw both have speculative efforts from distance, but both are blocked by a Swansea defender. Southampton have been very slow to start this game.
9'
Swansea have been very bright early on and Davies whips a great ball in but Bony can't time his header and the ball is cleared to safety.
8'
BONY HEADS WIDE! Shelvey whips over a fine delivery from the left which Bony meets cleanly, but his header drifts very narrowly wide of the far post with Boruc flat-footed!
7'
Bony has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium and Swansea may well have to refuse bids for him over the summer.
6'
The link-up play was brilliant there from Shelvey and Bony, with the latter's backheel absolutely perfect in teeing up Hernandez.
5'
CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Shelvey links up brilliantly with Bony, whose backheel picks out Hernandez on the edge of the Saints box, but Hernandez sees his shot saved superbly by Boruc! He should have beaten the keeper from there.
3'
STAT: Southampton are without a win in seven away league games against Swansea (D3 L4), not winning there since January 1962.
2'
Anthony Taylor is the referee for this match and he's had nothing to do so far with the play flowing nicely so far in the midfield.
1'
The first half is underway at the Liberty Stadium and the match is being played in glorious sunshine!
14:55
The players make their way out at the Liberty Stadium and we're all set for kick-off now with what is a cracking atmosphere inside the ground.
14:50
STAT: Swansea have scored in 16 of their 18 home league games this season; only Chelsea and Fulham (17) have scored in more (Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City also on 16).

The #Swans Under-21s are making their way around the pitch with their FAW Youth Cup trophy, which they have won for the fifth year running.

14:40
Sam Gallagher, who is just 18-years-old, takes his place up front for Southampton today with England striker Rickie Lambert settling for a place on the bench. As for Swansea, well forward Wilfried Bony keeps his place despite rampant speculation that he will move away from the club this summer.
14:30
Southampton are far from wary of travelling away from home and Mauricio Pochettino has been proud of his side's performances on the road this season. "We've actually achieved a record number of victories that we've achieved away and the most important thing overall is that we've played well away and played in the same way. I think we've played with personality, we've played with a lot of maturity."
14:25
Garry Monk readily accepted before this match that Swansea have suffered a "scare" in the Premier League this season. "It is a season we have learnt loads from," Swansea head coach Monk said. "You need to go through tough times to improve as players and as a club, to have that scare that we have had over recent months."
14:20
The teams are in! Swansea City: Vorm, Tiendalli, Amat, Williams, Davies, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Bartley, Fulton, Dyer, Emnes, Vazquez. /// Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana, Gallagher. Subs: Gazzaniga, Lambert, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld, Reed.
14:15
Good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of the mid-table clash between Swansea City and Southampton at the Liberty Stadium. With the Swans in 13th and Saints in eighth there is not a great deal to play for in this one. But hey, enjoy it anyway! The teams will be arriving imminently.

Starting Line-ups

Swansea City
Southampton
    • Vorm
    • Davies
    • 6
      Williams
    • 2
      Amat
    • 19
      Tiendalli
    • 8
      Shelvey
    • 7
      Britton
    • 15
      Routledge
    • 11
      Pablo Hernández
    • de Guzmán
    • Bony
Team Manager:  Garry Monk
    • 40
      Gallagher
    • Cork
    • 12
      Wanyama
    • Lallana
    • 4
      Schneiderlin
    • 8
      Steven Davis
    • 2
      Clyne
    • 6
      Jose Fonte
    • Lovren
    • Shaw
    • Boruc
Team Manager:  Ronald Koeman
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Vorm 0 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Amat 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
A. Williams 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
B. Davies 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 90
D. Tiendalli 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 77
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Britton 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Shelvey 0 0 2 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
W. Routledge 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Pablo Hernández 0 0 1 27 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 77
J. de Guzmán 0 0 0 29 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 66
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Bony 0 0 0 21 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Boruc 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Lovren 0 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
N. Clyne 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Jose Fonte 0 0 0 1 7 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
L. Shaw 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Wanyama 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Schneiderlin 0 0 1 65 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
Steven Davis 0 0 0 73 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Cork 0 0 1 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86
A. Lallana 0 0 1 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 62
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Gallagher 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 78
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