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  • Date: Sat 27 February 2010
  • Venue: Liberty Stadium
  • Ref: Ward, G
  • Attendance: 16,175

Swansea City vs Peterborough United

Team Lineups

Swansea City

Dorus de Vries
Ashley Williams
Alan Tate
Angel Rangel
Ferrie Bodde (Lee Trundle, 32)
Leon Britton
Darren Pratley (Mark Gower, 23)
Nathan Dyer
Jazz Richards
David Cotterill
Shefki Kuqi (Craig Beattie, 86)

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Craig Morgan
Scott Griffiths (Kerrea Gilbert, 53)
Exodus Geohaghon (Gaby Zakuani, 69)
Charlie Lee (Nathan Koranteng, 46)
Lee Frecklington
Tommy Rowe
Chris Whelpdale
Jake Livermore
Liam Dickinson
Reuben Reid

Match Report
A first-half penalty by David Cotterill, his fourth goal of the season, gave Swansea City a 1-0 victory against Peterborough United in a game they dominated from start to finish. The Swans welcomed back Ferrie Bodde in midfield after a five month lay-off while Shefki Kuqi continued up front after scoring the winner against Derby County last week. With only four minutes on the clock, Kuqi turned in the area and fired low but Posh keeper Joe Lewis turned the ball round the post. Ten minutes later Bodde tried a shot from 20 yards which whistled past the visitors upright but then an injury to Darren Pratley caused a delay as he received treatment. While he was off the field, Cotterill raced through the middle in the 18th minute surrounded by four Posh defenders and, when he fell to the ground, referee Gavin Ward signalled a penalty. Cotterill slammed the spot-kick into the corner to give the Swans an early lead. Pratley never returned and was replaced by Mark Gower and he was quickly followed on to the field by Lee Trundle who went on for the unfortunate Bodde who limped off on the half-hour with knee damage. With the first half drawing to a close, Exodus Geohaghon gifted the ball to Kuqi whose shot was blocked. The loose ball ran out to Nathan Dyer but his goalbound strike was cleared off the line by the relieved Geohaghon. Seven minutes after the break Dyer raced down the right before crossing to Kuqi but his first-time shot went high over the bar when well placed. Posh were pinned back in defence for long periods but the Swans were unable to make their superiority count and both Trundle and Kuqi wasted opportunities to put the game beyond their visitors. Trundle did bring a superb stop from Lewis in the 70th minute and then Kuqi bustled his way through but a lack of control saw the chance go begging. Lewis came to his side's rescue in the 79th minute when he leapt to his right to turn away a goalbound drive from Trundle. It was another three points as the Swans maintained their push for promotion but they may still rue their lack of goals which kept the division's bottom club in the game until the death.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

86
Substitution
 

Swansea are replacing Shefki Kuqi with Craig Beattie.

69
Substitution
 

Exodus Geohaghon is replaced by Gaby Zakuani.

53
Substitution
 

Scott Griffiths is replaced by Kerrea Gilbert.

46
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Charlie Lee with Nathan Koranteng.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

32
Substitution
 

Ferrie Bodde is replaced by Lee Trundle.

23
Substitution
 

Swansea are replacing Darren Pratley with Mark Gower.

19
Goal
 

David Cotterill takes a penalty for Swansea and scores!.

Kickoff
 

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

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Swansea face Peterborough at 3pm on Saturday, February 27th.