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Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.
Craig Beattie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Leon Britton. Free kick taken by Hayden Mullins. Booking for Leon Britton for unsporting behaviour.
Fabio Borini leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Dobbie.
The ball is crossed by Danny Webber, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Aaron Mokoena. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Garry Monk. Jonathan Hogg is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is crossed by Greg Halford.
Garry Monk concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Direct free kick taken by Hayden Mullins. Garry Monk shown a yellow card. Craig Beattie on for Scott Sinclair.
Shot from 6 yards by Scott Sinclair. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
Corner taken right-footed by Hayden Mullins from the left by-line, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Hayden Mullins.
Danny Webber joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ritchie De Laet.
Shot from just outside the area by Leon Britton goes over the bar.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Gower, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.
A cross is delivered by Scott Sinclair, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hermann Hreidarsson on Scott Sinclair. Mark Gower crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Nwankwo Kanu makes a clearance.
Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.
Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Nugent by Fabio Borini. Ritchie De Laet restarts play with the free kick. Booking for Fabio Borini for unsporting behaviour.
Carl Dickinson challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Hayden Mullins, clearance made by Garry Monk.
Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Mark Gower takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Carl Dickinson.
Jonathan Hogg takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
The referee gives a free kick against Scott Sinclair for handball. Ritchie De Laet takes the free kick.
Dorus De Vries fouled by Aaron Mokoena, the ref awards a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Hayden Mullins.
Scott Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Nwankwo Kanu. Free kick crossed by Hayden Mullins, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the left by-line, Hermann Hreidarsson makes a clearance.
Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nwankwo Kanu. Aaron Mokoena takes the direct free kick.
Nwankwo Kanu challenges Angel Rangel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
Scott Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie De Laet. Hayden Mullins crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Angel Rangel.
Mark Gower delivers the ball, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Hermann Hreidarsson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gower. Hermann Hreidarsson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Nwankwo Kanu replaces Dave Kitson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Nathan Dyer. Nathan Dyer restarts play with the free kick.
David Nugent challenges Alan Tate unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for David Nugent. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Angel Rangel on Carl Dickinson. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Nugent on Darren Pratley. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.
Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Dave Kitson goes into the referee's book. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Gower, Joel Ward makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Hayden Mullins from the right by-line, Foul by Dave Kitson on Garry Monk, free kick awarded. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Scott Sinclair. Scott Sinclair restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Darren Pratley on Joel Ward, free kick awarded. Hayden Mullins takes the free kick.
Hermann Hreidarsson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabio Borini on Ritchie De Laet. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty area by David Nugent goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.
Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Hayden Mullins crosses the ball, Close range header by Aaron Mokoena goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Gower by Carl Dickinson. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.
Mullins back for Pompey
Hayden Mullins returns to the Portsmouth side for the visit of Swansea.
The midfielder was an ever-present this season until he sat out last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Cardiff due to a one-match ban following his red card against Coventry.
Mullins might come in for Jonathan Hogg after boss Steve Cotterill admitted the on-loan Aston Villa youngster could do with a rest.
Cotterill has problems in defence with Ricardo Rocha starting a four-match ban and Hermann Hreidarsson an injury doubt.
Rocha's season has come to a premature end after his sending-off in South Wales and Hreidarsson took a nasty knock to his knee.
Aaron Mokoena will be recalled in Rocha's absence while Carl Dickinson is on standby to replace Hreidarsson.
Joe Allen is expected to return to Swansea's ranks.
The midfielder missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Burnley due to a thigh strain but has travelled to the south coast with Brendan Rodgers' squad and is set to be involved.
The Fratton Park encounter is part one of a crucial Easter double header which looks certain to decide Swans' hopes of a top-two finish, ambitions which hang in the balance after losing four successive away trips.
Rodgers, his management team and the club's players made the trip to the south of England on Wednesday in order to enjoy some relaxation time which he hopes will provide the catalyst for positive results against Pompey and then at home to Ipswich on Easter Monday.
Swans set for play-offs
Swansea's lingering hopes of automatic promotion were all but extinguished as they were held to a goalless draw by Portsmouth in a lacklustre npower Championship clash at Fratton Park.
Brendan Rodgers` side, who had lost their previous four away games, are now six points adrift of second-placed Norwich with just nine left to play for.
The Swans look now set to fight it out in the play-offs and victory at home to Ipswich on Monday, combined with results elsewhere, could clinch their top-six finish.
Pompey, who have nothing left to play for but pride, arguably shaded a very ordinary encounter, Aaron Mokoena and Hermann Hreidarsson sending what clear chances there were off target.
Only three efforts found their way on target all afternoon, although the last of which, from Swans substitute Stephen Dobbie, forced a solid parry from Jamie Ashdown deep into injury time.
Swansea started poorly and the unmarked Mokoena, latching onto Hayden Mullins` free-kick, headed a great chance wide from close range after just two minutes.
City`s defence were at sixes and sevens and Ashley Williams sent a pass back to goalkeeper Dorus de Vries, whose clearance was dangerously charged down by David Nugent, who had seconds earlier sent a 25-yard effort narrowly wide.
Hreidarsson was the next Pompey player to go close inside the opening 11 minutes but should have done better as he headed over from Greg Halford`s long throw, an outlet which was causing Swansea all sorts of problems.
Nugent and Dave Kitson were rightfully booked before the hosts, who were only able to name three outfield substitutes on the bench, suffered a blow in the 35th minute when Kitson was forced off due to a rib injury, with Kanu coming on.
Hreidarsson became the third player booked and at half-time the 15,907 in attendance were still awaiting a first shot on target.
Just 48 seconds into the second half Scott Sinclair sent Swansea`s first effort of any note wide.
At the other end, Jonathan Hogg side-footed a good opening over the crossbar before Kanu found himself in a promising position, but the Nigerian took too long before seeing the chance disappear.
Hreidarsson headed the first effort of the game on target in the 66th minute, although it was an easy save for De Vries.
Pompey lost Ritchie De Laet to injury before Sinclair sent Swansea`s first shot on target into the hands of Ashdown in the 83rd minute, while Dobbie forced a good save from the Pompey goalkeeper deep into injury time.
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