Swansea 0-0 Crystal Palace

28 December 2009 04:58
Swansea held play-off rivals Crystal Palace to a draw after surviving the 17th-minute dismissal of Albert Serran.Serran brought down Neil Danns, referee Anthony Taylor controversially brandishing a straight red card for an alleged elbow from the Swans defender. [LNB]Danns and Calvin Andrew went close with headers as the Eagles immediately took command against their depleted foes. [LNB]Victor Moses caused more problems after the break, although Andrea Orlandi had a late chance to snatch it for Swansea. [LNB]The draw ended a run of three successive league victories for the Eagles over their Welsh opponents. [LNB]Swansea have now failed to score in six of their 12 home games this season, keeping clean sheets in seven of those matches. [LNB][LNB]Swansea manager Paulo Sousa:[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Sousa expresses anger at referee[LNB] "It's not easy but we need to be strong to get above such things as has happened to us. [LNB]"Perhaps the officials do not want to see us high up in the table. [LNB]"The sending-off was ridiculous and if standards of refereeing are not improved it will kill the game. [LNB]"We train hard and try to play good football and so I want to see good referees. [LNB]"l will not show him respect by speaking to him as he has not shown any respect to us by his actions. [LNB]"I don't know if we would have won with a full side but we did make a number of chances." [LNB]Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "I'm really disappointed because we had the opportunity to take all three points. [LNB]"Sometimes it is more difficult to play against 10 men but we tried to go out for the win and could have done it in the closing minutes. [LNB]"I changed it around in the second half by putting on Alan Lee and Freddie Sears and they both could have done better towards the end of the match as they had clear chances to get us the victory." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Monday, 28 December 2009[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Swansea 0-0 Crystal Palace R (HT 0-0) Swansea 01 De Vries 02 Williams 05 Tate 21 Bessone 26 Serran red card 07 Britton yellow card 08 Pratley 11 Van der Gun (Dyer 59) 24 Allen yellow card (Monk 22) 28 Butler 18 Pintado yellow card (Orlandi 79) Substitutes 17 Cornell, 16 Monk, 10 Orlandi, 12 Dyer, 27 Gower, 14 Dobbie, 19 Trundle Crystal Palace 01 Speroni 02 Clyne 03 Hill yellow card 06 Fonte 15 Hills 22 Ertl 04 Derry 07 Ambrose 08 Danns (Scannell 90+1) 11 Moses (Sears 69) 18 Andrew (Lee 57) Substitutes 10 Carle, 28 Comley, 29 Smith, 33 N'Diaye, 14 Scannell, 16 Sears, 19 Lee Ref: TaylorAtt: 18,794 SWANSEA CRYSTAL PALACE Possession Swansea 43% Crystal Palace 57% Attempts on target Swansea 3 Crystal Palace 5 Attempts off target Swansea 2 Crystal Palace 7 Corners Swansea 3 Crystal Palace 0 Fouls Swansea 8 Crystal Palace 17 Final Result Full Time 90:00+6:05 The match has reached full-time. 90:00+3:32 Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi, Headed effort from inside the area by Garry Monk misses to the left of the goal. 90:00+2:51 Johannes Ertl challenges Darren Pratley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Pratley takes the direct free kick. 90:00+0:42 Substitution Sean Scannell is brought on as a substitute for Neil Danns. 90:00+0:16 Effort on goal by Johannes Ertl from just inside the area clears the crossbar. 89:31 Freddie Sears takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries. 88:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lee on Garry Monk. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries. 85:43 Andrea Orlandi takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni. 84:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Federico Bessone by Johannes Ertl. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick. 84:02 Ashley Williams takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. 83:24 Garry Monk takes a shot. Julian Speroni gets a block in. 81:30 Darren Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Butler. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andrea Orlandi from right channel, save made by Julian Speroni. 78:47 Substitution Gorka Pintado leaves the field to be replaced by Andrea Orlandi. 78:47 The assistant referee flags for offside against Alan Lee. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries. 77:40 Shaun Derry fouled by Leon Britton, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Derry restarts play with the free kick. 70:26 Effort from inside the area by Freddie Sears misses to the left of the target. 68:57 Nathaniel Clyne challenges Thomas Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Thomas Butler, clearance made by Alan Lee. 67:53 Substitution Victor Moses leaves the field to be replaced by Freddie Sears. 67:53 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries. 67:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on Darren Ambrose. Direct free kick taken by Darren Ambrose. 63:27 Booking Leon Britton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 62:58 Victor Moses fouled by Leon Britton, the ref awards a free kick. Clint Hill takes the free kick. 61:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lee on Federico Bessone. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick. 60:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gorka Pintado on Clint Hill. Clint Hill takes the free kick. 58:56 Substitution Nathan Dyer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cedric Van der Gun. 56:59 Substitution Calvin Andrew leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Lee. 56:17 Shot by Neil Danns from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. 56:04 Victor Moses takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Clyne. 52:55 The assistant referee flags for offside against Neil Danns. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick. 49:18 Darren Ambrose challenges Cedric Van der Gun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick. 47:57 Victor Moses takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries. 46:58 Booking Clint Hill is booked. 46:38 Booking The referee cautions Gorka Pintado for unsporting behaviour. 46:06 Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gorka Pintado. Thomas Butler restarts play with the free kick. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+4:23 The whistle is blown to end the first half. 45:00+3:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Butler by Shaun Derry. Darren Pratley crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Clint Hill. 44:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Johannes Ertl. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Butler. 43:32 Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton. 43:07 Johannes Ertl takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save. 42:16 Calvin Andrew fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Fonte takes the direct free kick. 41:10 Shot from just outside the box by Johannes Ertl goes over the crossbar. 39:34 Darren Ambrose is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries. 38:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hills on Cedric Van der Gun. Thomas Butler delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. 35:34 Foul by Calvin Andrew on Cedric Van der Gun, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Garry Monk. 33:49 Garry Monk fouled by Calvin Andrew, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams. 32:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on Calvin Andrew. The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose, Clint Hill has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar. 31:16 Darren Ambrose produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target. 26:39 Calvin Andrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Monk. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley. 25:35 Johannes Ertl is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick. 24:38 Gorka Pintado is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni. 21:51 Substitution Garry Monk joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Allen. 19:48 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Darren Ambrose, save by Dorus De Vries. 19:48 Booking The referee books Joe Allen for unsporting behaviour. 19:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Hill by Joe Allen. 16:03 Sent off Albert Serran is sent off. 15:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Albert Serran. Darren Ambrose takes the free kick. 12:29 Centre by Lee Hills. 12:14 Close range headed effort by Neil Danns misses to the right of the target. 11:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Hill on Gorka Pintado. Free kick crossed by Darren Pratley, clearance by Jose Fonte. 10:05 Darren Ambrose is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick. 9:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Thomas Butler. Julian Speroni takes the free kick. 5:39 Lee Hills takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save. 3:46 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Thomas Butler from the left by-line, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance. 2:49 Effort on goal by Joe Allen from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. 2:17 Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Butler, clearance by Shaun Derry. 1:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams. 0:00 The game kicks-off. 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