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  • Date:31 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:20,526
  • Sinclair (38)
  • Neil Taylor - og (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:24 +2.24

Neil Taylor concedes an own goal. Swansea 1-1 Chelsea.Assist by Jose Bosingwa.

92:21 +2.21

Jose Bosingwa takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Taylor.

91:36 +1.36

Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

86:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by David Luiz. Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.

86:08

Nathan Dyer fouled by Raul Meireles, the ref awards a free kick. Raul Meireles is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.

85:00

Ashley Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Ashley Cole receives a red card. Angel Rangel takes the free kick.

84:01

Shot on goal by Jose Bosingwa from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

82:49

Effort from the edge of the area by Nathan Dyer goes wide of the left-hand upright.

80:21

Fernando Torres fouled by Angel Rangel, the ref awards a free kick. Fernando Torres takes the free kick.

79:06

Romelu Lukaku joins the action as a substitute, replacing Florent Malouda.

78:41

David Luiz takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

76:38

Daniel Sturridge has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. Luke Moore on for Scott Sinclair.

74:56

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Dyer.

71:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Essien on Joe Allen. Joe Allen takes the free kick.

70:40

Jose Bosingwa decides to take a short corner.

70:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Luiz by Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

68:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien by David Luiz. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

68:13

Michael Essien takes a shot.

66:25

Kemy Agustien is brought on as a substitute for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

65:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the right by-line, Michael Essien produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

64:26

Michael Essien comes on in place of Oriol Romeu.

62:43

Gylfi Sigurdsson fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

61:35

David Luiz challenges Gylfi Sigurdsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Allen takes the direct free kick.

58:08

Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda, Jose Bosingwa takes a shot. Joe Allen gets a block in.

53:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Luiz by Nathan Dyer. Raul Meireles crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

53:25

Unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Gylfi Sigurdsson results in a free kick. Raul Meireles restarts play with the free kick.

52:52

Jose Bosingwa challenges Scott Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the direct free kick.

51:08

Florent Malouda takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Danny Graham makes a clearance.

50:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Fernando Torres. Raul Meireles crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Danny Graham.

49:48

Foul by Daniel Sturridge on Neil Taylor, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

49:01

Danny Graham is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

48:38

Oriol Romeu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

47:23

Angel Rangel concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Malouda. Angel Rangel goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Raul Meireles, clearance by Steven Caulker.

46:12

Oriol Romeu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

45:49 +0.49

Florent Malouda challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Florent Malouda shown a yellow card. Steven Caulker takes the direct free kick.

44:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Cole on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Ashley Cole goes into the referee's book. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

42:41

Angel Rangel fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

40:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Daniel Sturridge. Free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

39:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Ashley Cole. Juan Mata takes the free kick.

38:10

Juan Mata challenges Angel Rangel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers the ball, Scott Sinclair finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Chelsea.Gylfi Sigurdsson provided the assist for the goal.

35:02

Corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles, Nathan Dyer makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line, David Luiz takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

33:57

Oriol Romeu takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata, Raul Meireles takes a shot. Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

33:23

Outswinging corner taken by Juan Mata, Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

33:04

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

32:23

Effort from deep inside the area by Juan Mata misses to the left of the target.

30:47

Juan Mata has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29:52

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Joe Allen gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Juan Mata, clearance made by Nathan Dyer.

25:24

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Britton.

23:45

Long range effort by Jose Bosingwa goes wide right of the net.

20:41

Ashley Cole challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

20:02

Fernando Torres fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

17:38

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

17:12

Joe Allen takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

15:40

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Danny Graham takes a shot. Blocked by David Luiz. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in.

13:01

Neil Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge. Neil Taylor receives a yellow card. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

12:04

Daniel Sturridge produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

10:36

Danny Graham is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

8:33

Gylfi Sigurdsson decides to take a short corner.

7:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Ashley Cole. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.

3:59

Joe Allen challenges Raul Meireles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

2:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raul Meireles on Joe Allen. Steven Caulker restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Back to normal for Swans Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers is set to restore his first-team regulars for his side's Barclays Premier League meeting with Chelsea. Rodgers made 10 alterations to his side for the FA Cup defeat at Bolton and the likes of Michel Vorm, Steven Caulker, Neil Taylor, Joe Allen, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Danny Graham are all set to return to face the Blues. But on-loan midfielder Josh McEachran is unavailable for selection against his parent club. The Swans boss says he is still hopeful of adding "one or two" new faces to his squad before the transfer window shuts, but denied reports linking him with moves for Matthew Bates, Adrian Mariappa and Nicky Maynard. He said: "We made enquiries for a number of players early in the window and, like with many clubs, it has gone quiet, but then we have had feedback on one to two possibilities and we will see. "There is still a lot of work to do if they are to become permanent signings, but we will see over the next 24 hours and take it from there. "We have certainly made no bids as yet but we have been given an indication of what the price would be." John Terry will not feature for Chelsea due to the court case into allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas announced Terry would not travel to the Liberty Stadium after aggravating an injury to his right knee first suffered in this month's FA Cup win over Portsmouth. The Swansea match takes place less than 24 hours before proceedings begin at Westminster Magistrates Court over whether Terry used a racist slur against QPR defender Ferdinand back in October, a charge he denies. Chelsea have a chance to dent Manchester United's title bid on Sunday but, having declared his own side out of the championship equation, Villas-Boas is more interested in cutting the five-point gap to third-placed Tottenham. "We are within a five-point margin of the third-placed team and five points more than Arsenal in fifth," he said. "For us, it's important to show our consistency in the away games."

Formation:433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 433Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea

  • Michel Vorm
  • Angel Rangel
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Leon Britton
  • Joe Allen
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Danny Graham
  • Scott Sinclair
  • SUBS
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Garry Monk
  • Leroy Lita
  • Luke Moore
  • Kemy Agustien
  • Ashley Richards

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Match Report

Late heartache for Swans An own goal from Neil Taylor deep into injury-time saw Chelsea deny Swansea another famous win at the Liberty Stadium after salvaging a 1-1 draw. Former Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair had given Swansea a 39th-minute lead when his left-footed volley looped over Petr Cech and into the net, putting the hosts on course for a repeat of their stunning win over Arsenal. Chelsea dominated the second half but they looked set to suffer a sixth defeat of the season when Ashley Cole picked up a second booking late on. However, with time running out, Jose Bosingwa's driven ball across the box from the right struck the unfortunate Taylor and beat Michel Vorm. Chelsea, without captain John Terry due to a knee injury and with new signing Gary Cahill on the bench, had Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz in central defence and they were thankful to the former for saving them twice during a sluggish opening from Andre Villas-Boas' side. Ivanovic firstly denied Danny Graham a simple finish after a Steven Caulker header had rebounded to the striker before Chelsea threatened when Luiz ventured forward, with his low cross resulting in Daniel Sturridge firing narrowly past Vorm's near post. Ivanovic was involved again when a long ball pumped towards Graham caused chaos in the visiting defence. Cech could only clear the ball to Gylfi Sigurdsson, who skipped past the goalkeeper but saw Ivanovic block his goal-bound effort. Graham's follow-up attempt was kept out by Luiz and Joe Allen was denied by the recovering goalkeeper. Having survived that scare Chelsea began to take a stranglehold on the game, dominating possession and pinning Swansea deep in their own half. Ashley Williams made a terrific interception to cut out Fernando Torres' intended pass to an unmarked Sturridge, while Juan Mata fired wastefully wide of either post after more patient build-up. Vorm was uncharacteristically hesitant in tipping a Oriol Romeu drive around his post, before Luiz failed to make the most of a free header from a Raul Meireles corner. But after absorbing the pressure Swansea took the lead against the run of play as Sinclair netted against his former club. Sigurdsson's free-kick was weakly headed away by Bosingwa, and a swing of Sinclair's left foot saw the ball float over Cech into the far corner, although the winger was restrained in his celebrations in front of the travelling support. Stung by the concession of the goal so late in the first half, Chelsea completely dominated the opening exchanges of the second period. Mata and Meireles prompted in midfield as Swansea defended ever deeper. The visitors initially created little in the way of clear-cut chances, although they would have levelled had any blue-shirted attackers made the effort to follow in Cole's astute ball across the Swansea six-yard box. Villas-Boas brought Michael Essien on for Romeu, and the move almost paid instant dividends as the Ghanaian blasted a fierce drive narrowly over Vorm's bar. Bosingwa then teased his way to the byline but his hanging cross was headed clear by Angel Rangel, before another surge from the right-back saw Sturridge turn and poke wide. Swansea were by now struggling to find their way out of their own half as their efforts to keep ball were stymied by Chelsea's pressing high up the pitch. They summoned a rare attacking foray with seven minutes to go as substitutes Kemy Agustien and Luke Moore combined to give Nathan Dyer a sight of goal, but he dragged his shot across the face of goal. Normal service was soon resumed as Bosingwa cut in and fired narrowly over, but Swansea were just about managing to handle everything Chelsea could throw at them. Chelsea's frustrations were then compounded as Cole, who had been cautioned just before the interval, picked up a second booking for a rash tackle on Dyer and was dismissed. But their pressure finally told as Bosingwa again tricked his way into the box and saw his driven effort strike Taylor to deceive Vorm and rescue a point.

Form Guide

    LDDWWL
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • DDLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 4 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 24/09/2011

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • D Graham 7
  • N Dyer 3
  • L Lita 2
  • S Sinclair 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Williams 1
  • W Routledge 1
  • L Moore 1

Chelsea

  • D Sturridge 9
  • F Lampard 7
  • J Terry 4
  • JM Mata 4
  • DN Ramires 4
  • D Drogba 2
  • FJ Torres 2
  • F Malouda 1
  • JS Bosingwa 1
  • RJ Meireles 1
  • S Kalou 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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