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  • Date:21 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Mackail-Smith (6)
  • Sinclair (4) Sinclair (40) Sinclair (77)
Goal!

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93:35 +3.35

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Yves Ma-Kalambay makes a save.

89:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Charlie Lee. Direct free kick taken by George Boyd.

85:42

Corner taken short by David Cotterill.

85:27

(Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Jay Davies coming on for Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

85:07

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.

84:43

Aaron Mclean delivers the ball.

84:18

Shot from just outside the box by David Cotterill misses to the right of the goal.

80:56

Scott Sinclair leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Dyer.

80:46

Scott Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

79:42

Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

77:01

Scott Sinclair fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-3 Swansea.Assist by Stephen Dobbie.

75:34

Lee Tomlin crosses the ball, Shot from close range by Craig Mackail-Smith clears the bar.

73:24

The ball is swung over by David Cotterill, Scott Sinclair has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

72:03

Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

68:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi on Scott Sinclair. Dave Hibbert on for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. Joe Allen on for Cedric Van der Gun. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.

63:56

Lee Tomlin challenges Darren Pratley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Tomlin is cautioned. Darren Pratley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jordi Lopez leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Gower. Albert Serran takes the direct free kick.

63:12

Charlie Lee has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

62:58

The ball is swung over by Charlie Lee, clearance made by Albert Serran.

62:34

George Boyd has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

62:10

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.

61:09

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Albert Serran.

60:33

Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, save made by Joe Lewis.

59:45

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Yves Ma-Kalambay makes a save.

59:23

Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

58:44

Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi results in a free kick. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.

57:47

Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

55:21

Lee Tomlin is brought on as a substitute for Chris Whelpdale.

54:03

Effort on goal by Jordi Lopez from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

52:24

Effort from the edge of the area by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing goes wide of the left-hand upright.

52:10

Corner taken left-footed by George Boyd from the left by-line, clearance by Darren Pratley.

50:42

George Boyd crosses the ball, Ashley Richards manages to make a clearance.

49:59

The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

47:06 +2.06

Craig Mackail-Smith decides to take the corner short.

47:00 +2.00

The ball is crossed by Tommy Rowe, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

46:01 +1.01

Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save made by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

45:56

Corner taken by George Boyd from the left by-line, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

45:46

George Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

45:24 +0.24

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing takes a shot. Yves Ma-Kalambay makes a save.

45:24

David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

42:07

Stephen Dobbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Rowe. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Rowe.

40:13

Scott Sinclair finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-2 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from David Cotterill.

39:13

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Dobbie. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.

37:36

Centre by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Ashley Richards makes a clearance.

36:15

Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill, Ashley Williams has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

35:58

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

33:03

George Boyd challenges Cedric Van der Gun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordi Lopez takes the free kick.

30:13

Charlie Lee is adjudged to have handled the ball. Darren Pratley takes the indirect free kick.

29:10

Tommy Rowe produces a cross.

28:44

Stephen Dobbie is caught offside. Kelvin Langmead takes the indirect free kick.

25:37

A cross is delivered by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Ashley Richards, free kick awarded. Yves Ma-Kalambay takes the direct free kick.

24:30

David Cotterill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Rowe. Free kick crossed left-footed by George Boyd, save made by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

19:27

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Save by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

19:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Albert Serran on Aaron Mclean. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

18:06

Foul by Alan Tate on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, free kick awarded. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.

17:04

Scott Sinclair crosses the ball, Tommy Rowe manages to make a clearance.

15:02

The referee gives a free kick against Chris Whelpdale for handball. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.

11:44

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.

6:15

Goal scored by Craig Mackail-Smith from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Charlie Lee.

4:13

Scott Sinclair finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Peterborough 0-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Stephen Dobbie.

3:04

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Save by Yves Ma-Kalambay.

1:30

Corner from left by-line taken by David Cotterill.

1:16

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

The game gets underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The match restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Peterborough boss Gary Johnson will be without a host of first team players for the Carling Cup visit of Swansea.

James Wesolowski was forced out of the action 39 minutes into the draw with Exeter on Saturday and he joins a growing list of names on the treatment table.

Other names on the list currently include Ryan Bennett, Mark Little and Lee Frecklington who all have knee injuries, and Aaron Davies who continues to struggle with a hamstring problem.

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi is likely to replace Wesolowski and there may also be starts for Dave Hibbert and Lee Tomlin after he netted his first goal for the club since he arrived from Rushden in the summer.

Gabriel Zakuani will continue to partner Kelvin Langmead in the centre of defence in the absence of Bennett who is still a few weeks away from fitness.

Boss Brendan Rodgers will make changes to his Swansea XI for the trip but will still field a strong side with a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup at stake.

On-loan West Ham striker Frank Nouble, who made his debut in Saturday`s 2-0 win over Scunthorpe, is ineligible to feature as the Hammers do not want to see him cup-tied. That means Stephen Dobbie is likely to start up front having replaced Nouble after 65 minutes at the weekend before duly getting on the scoresheet to wrap up the three points.

Other possible changes include a first appearance for goalkeeper Yves Makabu-Makalambay after his arrival on Monday, providing Dorus De Vries with a rest at London Road.

Rodgers will be unable to call upon any of his injured quintet of Craig Beattie (calf), Gorka Pintado (shoulder), Angel Rangel (thigh), Ferrie Bodde (knee) and Tom Butler (thigh), although Rangel is not far off a return.

The Swans face three away games in the space of a week, with league trips to Nottingham Forest and Watford coming after the cup tie.

Formation:442Manager: Gary Johnson

Peterborough

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Joe Lewis
  • Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi
  • Kelvin Langmead
  • Gabriel Zakuani
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • Charlie Lee
  • Chris Whelpdale
  • George Boyd
  • Craig Mackail-Smith
  • Aaron Mclean
  • SUBS
  • Steve Collis
  • Dave Hibbert
  • Carl Piergianni
  • Arron Davies
  • Lee Tomlin
  • Jay Davies
  • Nathan Ralth

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Match Report

Sinclair treble sees off Posh Championship side Swansea earned a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup after a hat-trick from former Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair accounted for League One pacesetters Peterborough in a 3-1 win at London Road. Sinclair, a constant thorn in the side of the Peterborough defence all evening, tested former England Under-21 international goalkeeper Joe Lewis after just two minutes. The Swansea winger cut inside and unleashed a 20-yard shot that Lewis punched clear. But three minutes later the visitors were ahead when Sinclair danced through the Peterborough defence before his shot was deflected into the net via Lewis and defender Gabriel Zakuani. The lead lasted just 60 seconds though as Peterborough unlocked the Swansea defence with ease. Charlie Lee sped into the penalty area before crossing for the unmarked Craig Mackail-Smith to drill home the equaliser. The home side were unlucky to go in front two minutes later when George Boyd's pass found Aaron McLean in space on the edge of the six-yard box but Yves Makabu-Makalambay saved superbly. In the 37th minute, Sinclair brought another fine save from Lewis with a curling shot before he latched on to a pass from David Cotterill to put the visitors back in front four minutes later. Peterborough felt they were unlucky not to have two penalties but referee Nigel Miller rejected their appeals. The official was at the centre of much controversy throughout the second half by failing to award clear free-kicks to both sides. Swansea should have put the game beyond Posh's reach on the hour but Stephen Dobbie missed from six yards - a misdemeanour repeated by Sinclair in the 75th minute. Sandwiched in between those misses were two close efforts from Peterborough. First Boyd sent a shot just wide of the right-hand upright and then, in the 73rd minute, substitute Lee Tomlin brought a fine save from Makabu-Makalambay - only for referee Miller to award a goal-kick. But Peterborough's miserable night was completed inside two minutes. In the 76th minute, Tomlin supplied a superb cross for Mackail-Smith, but the Posh striker somehow contrived to fire over the bar from two yards out. The miss was punished almost immediately when Dobbie's backheel put Sinclair through on goal and the winger picked his spot from six yards to make it 3-1. Sinclair's third goal killed off Peterborough's resistance and although they huffed and puffed until the final whistle, they only came close once to reducing the arrears but Mackail-Smith was again denied by Makabu-Makalambay.

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