• Date: Tue 16 February 2010
  • Venue: Home Park
  • Ref: Hill, K
  • Attendance: 9,185
Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle

Johnson (87)

1 - 1
Swansea City

Swansea City

Pratley (46)

Plymouth Argyle vs Swansea City

Team Lineups

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Chris Barker (Joe Mason, 78)
Reda Johnson
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Chris Clark
Damien Johnson
Kari Arnason
Luke Summerfield (Yannick Bolasie, 55)
Jamie Mackie
Rory Fallon (Kenny Cooper, 61)

Swansea City

Dorus de Vries
Ashley Williams
Alan Tate
Gary Monk
Angel Rangel
Darren Pratley
Andrea Orlandi (Joe Allen, 84)
Thomas Butler (Mark Gower, 71)
Jazz Richards
Gorka Pintado
Lee Trundle (Shefki Kuqi, 54)

Match Report
A late, twice-taken, penalty saw Damien Johnson earn a precious point for Plymouth Argyle from a 1-1 draw at home to Swansea City. Johnson netted, following up his spot-kick after Swans goalkeeper Dorus de Vries had saved the initial attempt. That came after de Vries had initially saved a spot-kick taken by Jamie Mackie, but had been adjudged to have moved early, necessitating a re-take. A game between the two lowest-scoring teams in the Championship was hardly destined to produce a goalfest, and so it proved. City manager Paulo Sousa made five changes to the side that had drawn 1-1 against leaders Newcastle on Saturday, and sacrificed some purist principles to take into account Home Park's divot-strewn surface. Argyle's on-loan goalkeeper David Stockdale twice came to the Pilgrims' rescue in the opening 15 minutes, both times thwarting Gorka Pintado with smart stops after the Spaniard had broken the last line of the defence. Argyle's sole shot on target in the opening 45 minutes was a limp long-range effort from Northern Ireland international midfielder Johnson. Otherwise, there was little for the home crowd to get excited about, and the biggest cheer of the opening half came when unfortunate referee Keith Hill was smacked in the face by the ball and had to call a halt to the game while he received treatment. The second half was 40 seconds old when Swansea took the lead, Angel Rangel's quick raking forward pass split the Argyle back four and Darren Pratley latched on to it and banged the ball past Stockdale with aplomb. Pratley nearly repeated the dose shortly afterwards following an identical move, but this time Stockdale saved well. As so many others have done this season, Argyle found the Swans' defence hard to break down, and rarely threatened an equaliser despite plenty of late pressure, until Andrea Orlandi handled Yannick Bolasie's corner to concede the penalty from which Johnson eventually scored.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

87
Goal
 

Goal!! Plymouth have scored with Damien Johnson putting it in the back of the net.

86
Yellow Card
 

Shefki Kuqi is booked for unsporting behaviour.

84
Substitution
 

Andrea Orlandi is replaced by Joe Allen.

84
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Gary Monk.

82
Yellow Card
 

Mark Gower is booked for unsporting behaviour.

78
Substitution
 

Chris Barker is being taken off, Joe Mason has come on in his place.

71
Substitution
 

Thomas Butler is replaced by Mark Gower.

61
Substitution
 

Rory Fallon is being taken off, Kenny Cooper has come on in his place.

55
Substitution
 

Luke Summerfield is replaced by Yannick Bolasie.

54
Substitution
 

Swansea are replacing Lee Trundle with Shefki Kuqi.

46
Goal
 

Goal!! Darren Pratley scores for Swansea.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Plymouth face Swansea at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.