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Short corner taken by Simon Hackney.
Scott Sinclair decides to take a short corner.
Cedric Van der Gun takes a shot. Blocked by John White.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Easter on Paul Reid. Free kick taken by Paul Reid.
Jermaine Easter comes on in place of Luke Moore.
Goal scored by Scott Sinclair from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 4-0 Colchester.
The official flags Luke Moore offside. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
(Colchester) makes a substitution, with Simon Hackney coming on for Andy Bond.
John White goes into the book. John White challenges Scott Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Sinclair takes the indirect free kick.
Mark Gower leaves the field to be replaced by Kemy Agustien.
Ashley Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Bond. Shot comes in from Anthony Wordsworth from the free kick.
Cedric Van der Gun fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 3-0 Colchester.Assist on the goal came from Scott Sinclair.
David Mooney takes a shot. Save made by Yves Ma-Kalambay.
Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Kayode Odejayi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower, Matt Heath fouled by Albert Serran, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Lloyd James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.
Luke Moore is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
The official flags David Mooney offside. Yves Ma-Kalambay restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Heath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Ian Henderson leaves the field to be replaced by Kayode Odejayi. Lloyd James replaces Kemal Izzet.
Darren Pratley challenges David Perkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Wordsworth.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Mooney. Indirect free kick taken by Yves Ma-Kalambay.
Foul by Mark Gower on David Mooney, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by David Perkins.
Booking for Kemal Izzet for unsporting behaviour. Joe Allen fouled by Kemal Izzet, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Kemal Izzet. Yves Ma-Kalambay takes the free kick.
Matt Heath has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, clearance by Ashley Richards.
The referee blows for offside against Scott Sinclair. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Darren Pratley finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Colchester.Assist by Cedric Van der Gun.
Albert Serran takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
Effort from the edge of the area by Darren Pratley goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cedric Van der Gun by Andy Bond. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Luke Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Reid. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Albert Serran comes on in place of Garry Monk.
Garry Monk grabs a headed goal from close in. Swansea 1-0 Colchester.The assist for the goal came from Mark Gower.
Mark Gower takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Andy Bond.
Foul by Joe Allen on Anthony Wordsworth, free kick awarded. David Perkins takes the indirect free kick.
Darren Pratley goes into the book. Darren Pratley concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mooney. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from left channel, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Anthony Wordsworth challenges Mark Gower unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Bond takes a shot. Yves Ma-Kalambay makes a save.
Ashley Williams fouled by Ian Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Yves Ma-Kalambay takes the free kick.
Darren Pratley concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Wordsworth. Paul Reid takes the indirect free kick.
Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Perkins. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
Foul by Mark Gower on David Mooney, free kick awarded. Lee Beevers delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by David Perkins. Darren Pratley takes the free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half begins.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Swans missing trio
Swansea will again be without Alan Tate, Neil Taylor and Andrea Orlandi for the visit of Colchester in the FA Cup.
Vice-captain Tate serves the final match of his three-game suspension having already sat out of the New Year`s Day victory over Reading and Monday`s defeat at Leicester.
Fellow left-back Taylor has this week been ruled out for a month having received scan results on an ankle injury sustained against the Royals.
Manager Brendan Rodgers could line up as he did at the Walkers Stadium with right-back Angel Rangel switched across to the left and youngster Ashley Richards starting in his place or use Albert Serran in the left-back slot.
Midfielder Orlandi, meanwhile, has been ruled out for around two weeks with a slight thigh strain also sustained in the 1-0 win over Reading, although Rodgers is not short of options in midfield.
After a hectic festive period, whether the Northern Irishman opts to rotate his ranks again for the visit of the League One outfit remains to be seen.
Kem Izzet and David Perkins return to the Colchester squad.
Izzet is fit again after missing the last two matches through illness and fellow midfielder Perkins returns from suspension.
But defenders Marc Tierney (virus), Magnus Okuonghae and Brian Wilson (both ankle) are still on the sidelines along with long-term absentees John-Joe O'Toole and Morten Knudsen (both knee).
Striker David Mooney has extended his loan spell from Reading until the end of the season and will be involved but Liam Henderson was recalled by his parent club Watford and has since joined Aldershot.
Rookie defender Ben Coker, who has been on the bench for the last three games, is cup-tied after his loan spell with Chelmsford earlier this season.
Clinical Swans canter through
Swansea booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after hammering Colchester 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
Colchester had conceded seven goals in their last two games and the result was never in doubt once Garry Monk had headed his side into the lead.
Darren Pratley converted Cedric Van der Gun's cross on 35 minutes and Van der Gun made sure of Swansea's progress after finishing from close range on 68 minutes.
Scott Sinclair put the icing on the cake in the 82nd minute for Swansea, who will be looking for a high-profile clash in the fourth round.
Colchester were thrashed 7-0 by Preston at the same stage of the competition last season, and rarely threatened the Swans goal.
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers made five changes to the team which lost 2-1 to Leicester on Monday, with Luke Moore - who only completed a permanent move from West Brom on Saturday - and Daniel Alfei making their debuts.
U's boss John Ward described the 4-2 defeat to Leyton Orient as the worst performance under his tenure, but he kept faith in the majority of the side as David Perkins replaced the injured Ashley Vincent and Kemal Izzet returned from suspension to oust Lloyd James, who dropped to the bench.
Ward's players more than justified their selection in the opening exchanges as they stifled the opposition, although they failed to create any meaningful openings of their own.
However, they found themselves a goal down when Monk put the hosts in front after 25 minutes.
Mark Gower's right-wing cross found the unmarked defender, who had stayed up front from a corner, at the back post and he headed past Ben Williams.
That was Swansea's first effort on goal and it served to highlight Colchester's fragility in defence.
Their woes increased when Pratley doubled the Welsh side's lead 10 minutes later for his sixth goal of the season.
The midfielder had already struck narrowly wide from the edge of the area before he latched onto Van der Gun's cross from the right and coolly slotted home from 12 yards.
Matt Heath saw his shot go just wide of the right-hand post with a shot from the edge of the area and David Mooney forced a fine save from Yves Ma-Kalambay as the visitors made a bright start to the second half.
They could not maintain their tempo however and Van der Gun put Swansea three goals to the good in the 68th minute.
Sinclair made a fine run down the left before he laid the ball across the six-yard area for Van der Gun to tap in.
The creator turned goalscorer eight minutes from time when Joe Allen's through ball found Sinclair and he calmly finished past Williams to seal the rout.
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