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  • Date:12 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:
  • Attendance:27,881
Goal!

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93:15 +3.15

Handball by Scott Sinclair. The ball is delivered by Chris Cohen, Luke Chambers produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

92:18 +2.18

The offside flag is raised against Luke Moore. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

91:43 +1.43

Paul Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

91:01 +1.01

Centre by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Alan Tate.

89:51

Lewis McGugan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Lewis McGugan receives a caution. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.

89:37

The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, Leon Britton makes a clearance.

87:28

The ball is swung over by Lewis McGugan.

85:31

Unfair challenge on Chris Cohen by Ashley Williams results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

84:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Luke Chambers. Mark Gower has an effort direct from the free kick.

82:29

Nathan Tyson challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.

80:37

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line.

80:23

Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

79:56

Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Angel Rangel results in a free kick. Booking for Angel Rangel. Chris Gunter takes the free kick.

76:31

Marcus Tudgay replaces Kris Boyd.

75:40

Chris Gunter delivers the ball.

75:20

Nathan Tyson takes a shot. Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

74:14

The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary, save by Dorus De Vries.

73:31

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary, Dorus De Vries makes a save.

72:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis McGugan, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.

72:39

The ball is crossed by Chris Cohen, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

71:41

Mark Gower joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Allen.

70:56

Nathan Tyson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Earnshaw. Garath McCleary joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul McKenna.

70:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, save by Dorus De Vries.

70:13

Robert Earnshaw has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

68:38

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.

68:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

67:53

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line.

67:22

Chris Cohen takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Alan Tate.

66:31

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

65:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kris Boyd. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

60:14

Scott Sinclair produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

59:18

The referee blows for offside against Luke Moore. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

58:58

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save.

58:03

Kris Boyd fouled by Garry Monk, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

56:45

Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.

55:21

Fabio Borini goes off and Luke Moore comes on.

54:58

Effort on goal by Robert Earnshaw from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

53:52

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

52:41

Shot from just outside the box by Robert Earnshaw goes over the crossbar.

52:22

Effort on goal by Lewis McGugan from 30 yards. Save made by Dorus De Vries.

50:53

Wes Morgan challenges Fabio Borini unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wes Morgan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

47:39

Lewis McGugan takes a corner.

47:06

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line to the near post, Fabio Borini manages to make a clearance.

45:59 +0.59

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, clearance by Garry Monk.

45:48

Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Chris Gunter goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

45:36

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in.

44:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Luke Chambers has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

44:33

A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, clearance by Alan Tate.

44:12

The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, clearance by Alan Tate.

43:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Allen, Brendan Moloney manages to make a clearance.

43:29

The ball is crossed by Scott Sinclair, Brendan Moloney makes a clearance.

40:03

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, save by Dorus De Vries.

39:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on Paul Anderson. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Cohen, Dorus De Vries makes a save.

37:53

Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Cohen.

37:47

Brendan Moloney delivers the ball, clearance by Ashley Williams.

35:18

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

33:44

Corner taken by Joe Allen, Headed effort on goal by Garry Monk from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

31:53

Centre by Lewis McGugan, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

31:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Sinclair. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

29:36

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

28:30

Brendan Moloney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

27:12

Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.

21:40

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joe Allen, Garry Monk takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

20:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Chris Gunter. Strike comes in from Fabio Borini from the free kick, Lee Camp makes a save.

15:09

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Chris Gunter results in a free kick. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

14:13

The ball is delivered by Joe Allen.

13:15

Chris Gunter crosses the ball, save by Dorus De Vries.

12:43

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.

11:28

Robert Earnshaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Garry Monk. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

10:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Wes Morgan. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

9:01

The offside flag is raised against Kris Boyd. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

8:28

Alan Tate delivers the ball.

7:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Allen from the left by-line to the near post.

6:11

Shot from just outside the box by Robert Earnshaw misses to the left of the goal.

3:26

Garry Monk joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Dobbie.

2:39

Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Leon Britton.

0:52

Foul by Neil Taylor on Lewis McGugan, free kick awarded. The referee red cards Neil Taylor for professional foul. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.

0:33

Centre by Chris Cohen, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Duo hand Forest boost Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp and midfielder Guy Moussi will be fit for the visit of Swansea in the Championship play-off semi-final first leg. Both players were substituted against Crystal Palace on the final day of the regular season after suffering minor knocks at Selhurst Park. "We took them off purely as a precautionary measure and they will be fine for the game on Thursday," said Reds boss Billy Davies. Defender Joel Lynch and forwards Robert Earnshaw, Robbie Findley and Nathan Tyson were rested against Palace and will come back into the squad. Defender Julian Bennett, midfielders Paul McKenna and Radoslaw Majewski as well as strikers David McGoldrick, Dele Adebola and Garath McCleary are available for recalls after starting as substitutes at the weekend. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has a full-strength squad at his disposal for the trip. Rodgers has a luxury of riches to select from with no injury of suspension problems, leaving him with just a couple of welcome selection dilemmas. The biggest of those comes at the heart of defence as skipper Garry Monk and vice-captain Alan Tate likely battle it out to start alongside Ashley Williams. Monk missed the penultimate match of the season at Millwall through illness, with Swans triumphing 2-0 at The Den, and then subsequently started the final day 4-0 romp over Sheffield United on the bench, with Tate pushing his claims for the nod at the City Ground. Rodgers must also decide who to go with in the middle of midfield in his 4-5-1 system, with Stephen Dobbie - a play-off winner at Blackpool last season - Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Darren Pratley and Mark Gower all competing for three slots. Star names Scott Sinclair and Nathan Dyer are set to start on either flank, supporting on-loan Chelsea striker Fabio Borini in attack.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Davies

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Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Lee Camp
  • Brendan Moloney
  • Wes Morgan
  • Luke Chambers
  • Chris Gunter
  • Paul Anderson
  • Paul McKenna
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Chris Cohen
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Nathan Tyson
  • Garath McCleary
  • David McGoldrick
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Joel Lynch

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Match Report

Ten-man Swansea hold on for draw Swansea survived the first-minute sending off of Neil Taylor to earn a goalless draw against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, meaning it is all still to play for in the npower Championship play-off semi-final second leg in south Wales on Monday. A sensational start to the game saw Taylor dismissed after only 52 seconds. The Swans defender caught Lewis McGugan on the thigh with his studs as both players went into the challenge with raised feet just inside the Swansea half on the left touchline. McGugan got to the ball first and, with the home crowd baying for blood, referee Mike Dean pulled out his red card. Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers was forced into an unexpectedly early reshuffle. Stephen Dobbie was the player sacrificed as Garry Monk was introduced from the bench in the fourth minute. However, while Forest struggled to break down 10 men, the Welsh side were unfazed by their numerical disadvantage and created the better chances in the first half. Fabio Borini was the main threat. The on-loan Chelsea forward forced Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp into saves on three occasions. In the 20th minute he beat Luke Chambers for pace down the left side, cut into the penalty area and Camp had to rush from his six-yard box to smother the danger. Soon afterwards, he went even closer with a superb 25-yard free-kick. His run was almost Cristiano Ronaldo-esque and his shot was not too unlike that of the world's most expensive player either as he struck the ball over the wall and forced Camp to help it over the bar. Borini worked Camp again on the half-hour, shooting through Brendan Moloney's legs after being slipped in down the left side of the area by Nathan Dyer. Camp blocked well with his legs after seeing the ball late. It took Forest 36 minutes to muster an effort of their own. Kris Boyd got free down the right-hand side. His low cross was met by the penalty spot by Robert Earnshaw, who controlled his half-volley with the side of his foot but Dorus De Vries dived to his right and palmed the ball away. Chris Cohen's corner was headed over by Chambers at the back post on the stroke of half-time. Forest continued after the break where they had left off in the first half. A dipping 25-yard shot from McGugan was palmed back into the danger area by De Vries before the ball was cleared by a defender. McGugan then produced a defence-splitting pass to pick out Cohen, but his pull-back to the edge of the box was blasted over by Earnshaw in the 55th minute. McGugan struck another long-range effort on the hour, but this time De Vries watched the ball skid off the greasy surface and made a routine save. At the other end, Camp did likewise after Scott Sinclair failed to get hold of an effort on the run. Forest thought they had made the breakthrough after 68 minutes when Earnshaw headed home McGugan's corner, but the Wales international was flagged offside. Swansea immediately went on the counter-attack. Dyer darted down the right side and struck an early shot from the edge of the area that brought a superb one-handed save from Camp as he got down to his left. Forest substitute Nathan Tyson saw a goalbound effort blocked after dancing past a couple of challenges 18 yards out. The speedy forward was then inches away from connecting with a Cohen cross as he and Paul Anderson stretched every sinew in an attempt to get a telling touch on the ball. Anderson then saw his 81st-minute effort from 25 yards pushed wide by De Vries. Forest continued to search for a crucial goal to take to south Wales but it was not forthcoming, with Chambers heading harmlessly over from another Cohen cross in injury time.

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