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Ben Gordon booked for unsporting behaviour. Mark Duffy receives a caution for dissent.
Lee Miller produces a left-footed shot from close in and strikes the post.
Abdisalam Ibrahim sends in a cross, Ashley Williams gets a block in. Short corner worked by Mark Duffy.
Scott Sinclair is caught offside. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Scott Sinclair sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Raynes.
Shot by Lee Miller. Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.
Bobby Grant replaces Joe Garner. Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Ben Gordon, Joe Garner has an effort at goal from 12 yards.
Mark Gower takes a shot. Abdisalam Ibrahim gets a block in.
Mark Duffy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Collins. Centre by Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Raynes by Luke Moore. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Centre by Stephen Dobbie, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, clearance made by Abdisalam Ibrahim. Corner taken by Mark Gower, Michael Raynes manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Stephen Dobbie. Blocked by Michael Nelson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Togwell on Craig Beattie. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
Abdisalam Ibrahim comes on in place of Andy Hughes. Ashley Williams challenges Josh Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Mark Gower, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Mark Gower from the left by-line, Michael Collins manages to make a clearance.
Drilled right-footed shot by Luke Moore. Blocked by Sam Togwell.
The referee shows Joe Garner a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dobbie by Joe Garner. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Gower, clearance by Michael Nelson.
Andy Hughes has a volleyed shot and went wide of the right-hand upright.
Luke Moore is brought on as a substitute for Neil Taylor. Nathan Dyer challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
Lee Miller produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Mark Gower fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
Joe Garner scores a penalty. Scunthorpe 1-0 Swansea.Joe Garner fouled by Alan Tate, the ref awards a Penalty.
Alan Tate is booked.
Ben Gordon crosses the ball.
Ben Gordon delivers the ball, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Raynes on Craig Beattie. The ball is sent over by Mark Gower, Craig Beattie takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.
Leon Britton goes off and Stephen Dobbie comes on.
Craig Beattie takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Nelson. Mark Gower has a drilled shot. Michael Nelson gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ben Gordon. Mark Gower crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Josh Lillis. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Gower.
Effort on goal by Ashley Williams from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Mark Gower produces a cross, Josh Lillis makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andy Hughes.
Long range effort by Angel Rangel goes wide right of the net.
Shot from outside the box by Scott Sinclair goes wide right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Michael Collins, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
Foul by Leon Britton on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Josh Wright delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Gower, Effort on goal by Alan Tate from 18 yards. Michael Raynes makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Joe Allen, clearance by Michael Collins.
Shot from outside the box by Josh Wright misses to the left of the goal.
Joe Garner produces a cross.
The ball is swung over by Josh Wright, clearance by Leon Britton.
Neil Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Josh Wright.
The ball is delivered by Joe Allen, clearance by Michael Nelson.
Nathan Dyer produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Josh Lillis.
Shot on goal by Craig Beattie from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Scott Sinclair, clearance by Sam Togwell.
The referee blows for offside. Ashley Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Angel Rangel sends in a cross, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
Andy Hughes goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Andy Hughes challenges Neil Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.
Michael Collins goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Collins on Joe Allen. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Leon Britton results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Josh Wright.
Joe Garner takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Foul by Andrew Wright on Craig Beattie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Andy Hughes produces a cross, clearance made by Alan Tate.
Mark Gower has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Taylor. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Joe Allen. Michael Collins gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Collins.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Clearance by Andrew Wright.
Mark Gower gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Wright. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the box by Lee Miller goes wide right of the target.
Andrew Wright goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel.
Shot by Michael Collins. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Nathan Dyer has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Neil Taylor, clearance by Michael Nelson.
Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from 18 yards. Save made by Josh Lillis.
Nathan Dyer sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Raynes. Corner taken by Mark Gower, clearance made by Lee Miller.
Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Michael Collins crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Joe Allen, blocked by Michael Raynes.
Foul by Sam Togwell on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Alan Tate takes the free kick.
Andrew Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Neil Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Neil Taylor produces a cross, blocked by Andy Hughes.
Unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Taylor.
Reid absent for Iron
Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough will again be without defender Paul Reid for the home clash with Swansea.
The centre-back was forced off midway through the first half of last weekend`s defeat at Bristol City with a rib injury and missed the reverse at Portsmouth in midweek.
Reid is set for another week on the sidelines and striker Chris Dagnall is still absent with a knee injury.
Goalkeeper Joe Murphy and right-back Cliff Byrne remain out with ankle and back injuries respectively.
Midfielders Michael O`Connor and Garry Thompson are recovering well from knee and groin injuries but this weekend will come too soon for them.
The Iron are four points adrift of safety with a game in hand on fourth-bottom Crystal Palace.
Swansea are not expected to have any new injury problems as they look to continue their promotion charge.
The biggest selection poser facing manager Brendan Rodgers is whether or not to rotate his ranks once again after last weekend`s emphatic 3-0 victory over fellow high-fliers Leeds.
Stephen Dobbie, Luke Moore and Joe Allen were all rested to the bench for the victory at Coventry as Leon Britton, Darren Pratley and Craig Beattie came in.
But Rodgers restored the former trio to his starting line-up against Leeds and, having not had a midweek fixture this time around, is presented with a wealth of options at Glanford Park.
Elsewhere, midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) is poised to return to full training while skipper Garry Monk (knee) is around 10 days away, although this weekend`s clash comes too soon for both.
Winger Tommy Butler has finally rejoined training after 10 months out with a troublesome thigh injury but is also not yet ready to be considered for first-team action.
Spot-on Garner sinks Swans
Scunthorpe produced a smash and grab raid to see off Swansea as third-bottom beat second-top 1-0 in the npower Championship.
Joe Garner's 71st-minute spot-kick proved the difference between the two sides as the promotion-chasing Swans were made to pay the penalty for not taking their chances.
Garner was the man brought down by Alan Tate as Scunthorpe, boasting the joint-worst home record in the second tier prior to kick off, claimed three crucial points to put them within touching distance of safety.
The scalp of Swansea adds to that of promotion rivals Nottingham Forest, who were undone by the same scoreline at Glanford Park only a matter of weeks ago.
But it could and should so easily have been a different story as Swansea, on the back of four successive victories, wasted a host of opportunities, although Garner thundered a late effort off the crossbar and Lee Miller clipped a post for the home side.
Swans boss Brendan Rodgers brought Leon Britton and Craig Beattie back into his starting XI, while the Iron showed four changes from Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth.
Unsurprisingly it was the high-flying visitors who dominated proceedings from the off and United goalkeeper Josh Lillis was first to be called into action, parrying Scott Sinclair's effort to safety after 11 minutes.
Scunthorpe found themselves penned in their own half, although Michael Collins should have done better with what was a weak shot when he was in space in the visitors' area.
Neat approach play looked to have handed Swans midfielder Joe Allen the opener with 25 minutes gone in what was the clearest chance of the first half, but his shot was well cleared off the line by Andrew Wright.
Garner fired straight at Dorus de Vries, but it was the visitors who continued to boss matters, Craig Beattie blazing over another great opportunity to break the deadlock when clean through.
Lillis then produced one more smart stop in the 42nd minute to keep out Nathan Dyer's drive from distance and keep resilient Scunthorpe on level terms at the break.
If Swansea started the first half on the front foot, then they found an extra gear at the beginning of the second as they looked to register the goal their play deserved.
Wright was on hand to produce another timely block, this time denying Sinclair.
But Scunthorpe finally responded to Swansea's advances and started to give the visitors something to think about themselves.
Yet it remained the away side who looked most likely to break the deadlock and posed more of a threat in attack.
Sinclair mis-cued an effort before centre-back Ashley Williams volleyed over from 12 yards.
And Swansea were left to rue their profligacy when a well-worked home attack saw Garner upended by Tate in the penalty area and he picked himself up to drill home from 12 yards.
And no-one came closer to a second than Garner, who smashed a shot against the top of the bar only for Miller to somehow fire the rebound wide, before the latter then hit a post from an acute angle.
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