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The match has reached full-time.
Wilfried Bony scores a penalty. Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Nathan Baker results in a Penalty.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Bradley Guzan parries the ball away.
The referee shows Nathan Baker a yellow card.
Nathan Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Bony on Nathan Baker.
The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt.
Unfair challenge on Ron Vlaar by Pablo Hernandez results in a free kick.
Ben Davies takes the free kick.
Marc Albrighton booked.
Marc Albrighton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies.
Marc Albrighton challenges Wilfried Bony unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Michel Vorm takes the free kick.
(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Marvin Emnes coming on for Wayne Routledge.
Marc Albrighton produces a cross.
Clearance by Nathan Baker.
Clearance by Ben Davies.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Bradley Guzan parries the ball away.
Jay Fulton is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan de Guzman.
Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan de Guzman.
Marc Albrighton takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton.
Leon Britton manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Westwood shoots direct from the free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor fouled by Jordi Amat, the ref awards a free kick.
Angel Rangel leaves the field to be replaced by Neil Taylor.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Williams by Grant Holt results in a free kick.
Marc Albrighton takes the free kick.
Grant Holt replaces Karim El Ahmadi.
The offside flag is raised against Wilfried Bony.
Corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey from the right by-line.
Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Ryan Bertrand gets a block in.
Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.
Callum Robinson replaces Andreas Weimann.
Jonjo Shelvey takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on Wilfried Bony.
Ashley Williams makes a clearance.
Clearance by Jonjo Shelvey.
Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.
Clearance made by Jordi Amat.
Shot by Jonathan de Guzman missed to the left of the net.
Clearance made by Nathan Baker.
Free kick taken by Leon Britton.
Wilfried Bony fouled by Nathan Baker, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Ron Vlaar.
Ben Davies delivers the ball.
Jonjo Shelvey restarts play with the free kick.
Wilfried Bony fouled by Matthew Lowton, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Bertrand.
Corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line.
Free kick crossed by Jonjo Shelvey.
Pablo Hernandez fouled by Ashley Westwood, the ref awards a free kick.
Fabian Delph takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.
Gabriel Agbonlahor delivers the ball.
Ben Davies crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by Jonjo Shelvey.
The match restarts for the second half.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Nathan Baker makes a clearance.
Matthew Lowton comes on in place of Leandro Bacuna.
Clearance by Pablo Hernandez.
Ashley Westwood has an effort direct from the free kick. Blocked by Wilfried Bony.
Pablo Hernandez challenges Ashley Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Pablo Hernandez produces a cross.
Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
Fabian Delph takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a cross.
Andreas Weimann has an effort at goal. Michel Vorm parries the effort to safety.
Wilfried Bony has an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan makes a block.
The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton.
Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line.
Centre by Marc Albrighton.
Foul by Ben Davies on Marc Albrighton, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Ashley Williams.
Jonjo Shelvey grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa.
Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Jonathan de Guzman.
Foul by Pablo Hernandez on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded.
Marc Albrighton has an effort at goal. Jonjo Shelvey gets a block in.
Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Leon Britton gets a block in.
Clearance by Jordi Amat.
Marc Albrighton sends in a cross.
Shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor missed to the left of the net.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Angel Rangel results in a free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Wayne Routledge.
Free kick taken by Nathan Baker.
The official flags Wilfried Bony offside.
A cross is delivered by Angel Rangel.
Wilfried Bony scores with their right foot. Swansea 1-0 Aston Villa.Jonjo Shelvey provided the assist for the goal.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Leandro Bacuna. Ashley Williams gets a block in.
Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Jonathan de Guzman offside.
Jordi Amat makes a clearance.
Foul by Jonjo Shelvey on Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Leandro Bacuna.
The game begins.
Monk aims to wipe statistic
Swansea boss Garry Monk wants to see an "unacceptable" statistic wiped from the club's Barclays Premier League history on Saturday.
A Swansea win against Liberty Stadium visitors Aston Villa would give them back-to-back league victories for the first time in 58 games.
They last achieved it in late 2012 by beating West Brom and then toppling Arsenal, while three points at Villa's expense should also secure top-flight safety after Swansea saw off Newcastle with a late Wilfried Bony penalty six days ago.
"It is another target for us," Monk said.
"It has been well over a year since we got back-to-back league wins, and that is unacceptable.
"If you want to do well in the league we are in, that can't happen. It has been far too long.
"It is a massive stat for us. It's simply not good enough that we have not won back-to-back games for so long and it's something we need to change."
Swansea are currently six points clear of relegation danger, but Monk wants the Welsh club to be mathematically safe before he will contemplate his footballing future beyond this season.
Monk was handed the role of head coach following manager Michael Laudrup's exit almost three months ago, but no decision has yet been announced on whether he will remain in charge through this summer and beyond.
"We all know how much the Barclays Premier League means to the club and everyone involved. We worked so hard to get here, and we have been here for a little while now," Monk added.
"We are not there (safe) yet. We've got work to do, and no game is easy, especially this time of the season.
"Everyone is scrapping for their lives, and Aston Villa are still scrapping to try to secure their safety. They are a young side, very energetic, and it is not going to be an easy game at all for us."
Spanish striker Michu will be absent from the Swansea squad.
Michu has endured an injury-ravaged season due to persistent ankle trouble, and he is now suffering from ankle swelling that is requiring medical attention.
Defender Chico Flores is again ruled out by suspension following his sending-off in the 1-0 defeat against Chelsea 12 days ago, with Jordi Amat set to deputise
Defender Joe Bennett is the only fresh injury concern for Aston Villa.
Bennett is a doubt for the game at the Liberty Stadium after picking up an ankle problem in training this week.
Villa already have the likes of Christian Benteke, Libor Kozak, Charles N'Zogbia, Jores Okore and Gary Gardner out of action, while it remains to be seen whether or not striker Nicklas Helenius returns to the matchday squad after his thigh injury.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert still has faith in his side's attacking prowess.
Villa have struggled for goals of late, with their last five matches - a run of four straight defeats halted by a 0-0 draw - seeing them score only three times.
They have been sucked towards the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and appear in considerable need of the boost of a victory in Saturday's clash with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
But Lambert is backing his players to handle the pressure, stressing he retains every confidence in their ability to pose a threat going forward and deliver a winning performance.
"They won't be nervous. That won't come into it," said Lambert, whose team are currently 15th, five points clear of the drop zone, with four more games to play.
"You give them the belief that they will go and win, and I know we have a goal threat. I know we have that attacking threat.
"We know we're up against a good side in Swansea but we will go with the confidence to win."
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