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  • Date:30 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:16,223
  • Sinclair (5) Pratley (70)
    Allen (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:46 +2.46

Unfair challenge on Alassane N'Diaye by Scott Donnelly results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose, Adam Barrett gets a block in.

89:57

Jonathan Obika challenges Neil Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

87:27

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

84:59

David Wright shown a yellow card. Nathan Dyer fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

81:51

The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha.

81:14

Darren Pratley receives a caution. Foul by Darren Pratley on David Wright, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

80:33

Edgar Davids goes off and Alassane N'Diaye comes on.

80:22

Scott Donnelly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrea Orlandi.

79:22

Joe Allen gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-3 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Nathan Dyer.

77:12

Andy Dorman takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

73:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vaughan on Alan Tate. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

72:00

Andrea Orlandi fouled by Adam Barrett, the ref awards a free kick. Andrea Orlandi takes the direct free kick.

70:19

Goal scored by Darren Pratley from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea.Andrea Orlandi takes the inswinging corner, Andrea Orlandi provided the assist for the goal.

69:40

Andrea Orlandi takes the inswinging corner, Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

68:12

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

65:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Darren Pratley.

65:15

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.

64:52

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Dobbie. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.

62:51

Stephen Dobbie on for Marvin Emnes.

59:40

Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Joe Allen.

59:30

Kieran Djilali goes off and Darren Ambrose comes on. The referee gives a free kick against Andrea Orlandi for handball.

58:44

Andy Dorman takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Joe Allen.

57:55

Unfair challenge on Andy Dorman by Joe Allen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Barrett.

57:36

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Joe Allen misses to the left of the target.

56:06

Patrick McCarthy fouled by Marvin Emnes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Wright.

55:05

David Wright sends in a cross.

53:46

The ball is delivered by Neil Taylor, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

52:17

Kieran Djilali produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

50:46

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Allen.

48:42

Foul by James Vaughan on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

47:52

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Joe Allen results in a free kick. Andy Dorman restarts play with the free kick.

47:22

Effort on goal by Kieran Djilali from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

42:30

Foul by Jonathan Obika on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

41:14

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

33:27

Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. James Vaughan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Dorus De Vries.

32:42

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Obika coming on for Owen Garvan.

30:18

Owen Garvan concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrea Orlandi. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

27:40

Centre by Neil Taylor.

26:50

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.

26:10

Owen Garvan concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. Darren Pratley restarts play with the free kick.

24:32

Darren Pratley crosses the ball, save by Julian Speroni.

23:03

Kieran Djilali crosses the ball, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.

21:39

Edgar Davids fouled by Darren Pratley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Wright.

20:04

Kieran Djilali has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

17:46

Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Direct free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

17:24

Handball decision goes against Marvin Emnes. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.

16:46

James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.

14:27

Adam Barrett takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

11:59

Andrea Orlandi takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.

11:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Emnes. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

5:41

Nathan Dyer crosses the ball.

5:41

Centre by Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Nathan Dyer. Nathan Dyer fouled by Adam Barrett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrea Orlandi.

5:16

Unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Edgar Davids results in a free kick. Andrea Orlandi takes the free kick.

1:50

Outswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi.

1:33

The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, David Wright makes a clearance.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Ambrose may face Swans Crystal Palace could be boosted by the return of last season's top scorer Darren Ambrose for the home game against Swansea. Midfielder Ambrose has been sidelined since August with a leg injury but came through a practice match in midweek and will be checked over by manager George Burley. Dutch veteran Edgar Davids is also poised to return to the squad after missing last weekend's 4-3 defeat at Preston due to a virus. But winger Sean Scannell has suffered a slight setback in his recovery from a knee injury and will sit out again. Centre-half Claude Davis serves the third game of his four-match ban following his red card against Millwall a fortnight ago. Defender Lee Hills and midfielder Neil Danns (both knee) are still missing. Ashley Williams is set to make a record-equalling return for Swansea. The centre-back missed Tuesday`s 2-0 Carling Cup defeat at Wigan having suffered slight concussion in last weekend`s league victory over Leicester but, having benefited from the rest, he returns to the fold at Selhurst Park. Williams` recovery means he is now set to make his 106th successive league appearance for the Swans, joining former City outfield players Andy Legg and Gilbert Beach on the milestone although goalkeeper Roger Freestone holds the all-time record with 186. Manager Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to have the Wales international back as he prepares to lose captain Garry Monk to a one-match ban for collecting five bookings, and possibly fellow defender Albert Serran who is set for a thigh scan. As well as Serran, midfielder Kemy Agustien was also forced off at the DW Stadium with a knee injury and will be assessed, while Mark Gower continues to make progress on the sidelines with his hamstring injury. Gorka Pintado (shoulder) comes back into the reckoning after playing 90 minutes for the reserves, fellow striker Frank Nouble has been recalled from his loan spell by West Ham.

Formation:4141Manager: George Burley

Crystal Palace

Formation: 451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Adam Barrett
  • David Wright
  • Edgar Davids
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Andy Dorman
  • Owen Garvan
  • Kieran Djilali
  • James Vaughan
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Calvin Andrew
  • Julian Bennett
  • Alassane N'Diaye
  • Jonathan Obika
  • Pablo Counago
  • Darren Ambrose

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Match Report

Swans keep pace with leaders Swansea kept the pressure on the Championship pacesetters ahead of next weekend's much-anticipated derby with Cardiff with a comfortable 3-0 win at Crystal Palace. Goals from Scott Sinclair, Darren Pratley and Joe Allen mean Brendan Rodgers' side are four points outside the automatic promotion places in third, and six behind their Welsh rivals who moved to the summit with victory over Norwich. By contrast Palace have won just once in their last seven league games and their worst start to a season for a decade has seen them slip to the bottom of the Championship. Influential midfielder Darren Ambrose returned to the Palace squad for the first time since picking up a foot injury in August and was named among the substitutes. Eagles boss George Burley made three changes to the side that lost 4-3 to Preston last weekend - David Wright, Adam Barrett and former Holland international Edgar Davids coming in for Anthony Gardener, Alex Marrow and Julian Bennett. Ashley Williams, Dorus de Vries, Nathan Dyer, Orlandi, Allen and top scorer Sinclair all returned to the Swansea side after being rested for the 2-0 Carling Cup defeat at Wigan in midweek. And on his return to the ground when he spent time on loan in 2008, Sinclair opened the scoring in the sixth minute with his 11th of the season. Davids handled a cross from Angel Rangel and the referee's assistant flagged for a penalty, but advantage was played and Sinclair poked home from close range. Sinclair's strike partner Marvin Emnes had an effort blocked in the area shortly after, while Palace had their first effort on goal in the 15th minute when Adam Barrett's dipping 30 yard drive went narrowly over. Swansea's early dominance gave way as Palace felt their way back into the game and Kieran Djilali fired wide after exchanging passes with David Wright. Palace lost Owen Garvan through injury moments before James Vaughan gave De Vries his first meaningful action in the 34th minute with a well-hit free-kick that the Swans goalkeeper stretched to hold. The home side finished the half strongly but Lionel Speroni had to react smartly to stop a Nathan Dyer drive after a menacing run from the Swansea winger. Djilali sliced wide from 12 yards seven minutes after half-time following a one-two with Vaughan and he was replaced by Ambrose on the hour. Speroni made a stunning save with 20 minutes remaining, tipping a rasping effort from Dyer over the bar. From the resulting corner Swansea doubled their lead, as Alan Tate flicked on Orlandi's delivery to leave Pratley with a simple finish. The points were secured 10 minutes from time when Allen found Pratley and continued his run to collect the cut back and roll the ball past Speroni. An influential second-half performance from Pratley was soured when he collected a booking for a foul on Wright with eight minutes remaining which will rule him out of the Cardiff clash.

Form Guide

    LDLLWL
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • LWDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 09/02/2010
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/12/2009
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 3
  • Crystal Palace
  • 14/03/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 13/09/2008
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 05/05/1984
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 03/12/1983

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 3
  • A Gardner 1
  • N Danns 1
  • D Ambrose 1
  • J Bennett 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • O Garvan 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 6
  • S Dobbie 4
  • D Pratley 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • N Dyer 1
  • M Emnes 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 14
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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