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  • Date:14 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Pratley (19) Sinclair (46)
  • Turner (55)
Goal!

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92:02 +2.02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Pratley. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

90:47 +0.47

Richard Keogh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

90:17 +0.17

Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

88:20

The ball is crossed by Alan Tate, Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

87:10

Foul by Cedric Van der Gun on Richard Wood, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

85:38

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.

85:01

The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

84:44

Cedric Van der Gun takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

82:57

Jordi Lopez comes on in place of Joe Allen.

81:10

Cedric Van der Gun takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

79:31

Richard Wood fouled by Cedric Van der Gun, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

76:20

(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Cedric Van der Gun coming on for Stephen Dobbie.

72:48

Carl Baker is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

71:18

Foul by Ben Turner on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Mark Gower crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70:10

Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.

69:36

Joe Allen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

67:58

Nathan Dyer receives a yellow card for dissent.

65:06

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, clearance by Garry Monk. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Dorus De Vries unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

64:07

The ball is crossed by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Joe Allen manages to make a clearance.

60:32

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Neil Taylor.

60:00

Alan Tate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

58:51

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Mark Gower manages to make a clearance.

58:37

Mark Gower takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

58:07

A cross is delivered by Darren Pratley, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

54:58

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Clearance by Garry Monk. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Ben Turner finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Swansea 2-1 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Sammy Clingan.

54:24

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

51:11

Neil Taylor fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

48:03

Lee Carsley challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

47:14

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Clingan. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

46:08

Shot from close range by Darren Pratley hits the post. Scott Sinclair gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Darren Pratley.

45:25 +0.25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Richard Keogh. Caution for Ashley Williams. Direct free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

45:20

Martin Cranie challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Pratley.

45:01

Martin Cranie on for Jordan Clarke.

42:46

Darren Pratley has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

41:37

Foul by Joe Allen on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Turner.

40:43

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, Header on goal by Lukas Jutkiewicz from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

40:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

36:24

Mark Gower concedes a free kick for a foul on Aron Gunnarsson. Aron Gunnarsson takes the free kick.

35:33

Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Monk. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.

33:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Gower on Carl Baker. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

33:30

Nathan Dyer sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

31:52

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Alan Tate, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.

31:06

Carl Baker comes on in place of Daniel Ward.

30:49

A cross is delivered by Alan Tate, Darren Pratley has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

29:37

Neil Taylor delivers the ball, Header from close range by Scott Sinclair clears the bar.

28:41

The referee blows for offside against Clive Platt. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.

27:17

Richard Keogh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

27:17

Richard Keogh takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

26:42

The official flags Stephen Dobbie offside. Ben Turner restarts play with the free kick.

23:59

Foul by Darren Pratley on Daniel Ward, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

23:34

Neil Taylor crosses the ball, Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

23:34

Neil Taylor delivers the ball, Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

21:58

The ball is delivered by Nathan Dyer, clearance by Daniel Ward.

20:12

Ashley Williams fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

18:24

Scott Sinclair delivers the ball, clearance made by Jordan Clarke. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower, Darren Pratley finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Swansea 1-0 Coventry.Assist by Mark Gower.

17:39

Effort on goal by Sammy Clingan from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

16:34

Joe Allen produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

14:56

Clive Platt crosses the ball, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Daniel Ward goes wide right of the target.

14:21

Nathan Dyer sends in a cross, save by Keiren Westwood.

14:01

Nathan Dyer crosses the ball, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

12:35

Scott Sinclair sends in a cross, save made by Keiren Westwood.

11:04

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

9:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Alan Tate. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.

8:20

Foul by Mark Gower on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

7:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry Monk by Clive Platt. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.

6:11

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save. Dorus De Vries fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Clive Platt for unsporting behaviour. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

3:57

Centre by Scott Sinclair, clearance made by Sammy Clingan.

2:40

Effort from outside the box by Stephen Dobbie goes wide right of the target.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The match restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Pratley back for Swans Swansea welcome back Darren Pratley for the visit of Coventry as they look to find some much-needed consistency in their early-season form. The key midfielder missed Saturday`s 2-1 defeat at Leeds through suspension having been sent off in the 1-0 win over Burnley last time out. City`s loss at Elland Road means they have followed up victory with defeat over each of their first five games of the season, although two wins from two provides at the Liberty Stadium provides cause for optimism ahead of the visit of the Sky Blues. Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries is okay despite bruising to his knee following a heavy challenge from Leeds striker Luciano Becchio. Striker Shefki Kuqi has completed a loan switch to Derby and so will not be available to manager Brendan Rodgers. Craig Beattie (calf), Angel Rangel (thigh), Ferrie Bodde (knee), Gorka Pintado (shoulder) and Tom Butler (thigh) all continue to sit in the stands. Boss Aidy Boothroyd will make checks on a host of players ahead of Coventry`s trip to south Wales. Defender Martin Cranie and midfielder David Bell were late withdrawals from Saturday`s 1-1 draw at home to Leicester with ankle and hamstring problems respectively. Boothroyd`s injury woes continued during the clash as forwards Gary McSheffrey (hamstring) and then Lukas Jutkiewicz limped off. The City boss was already without striker Freddy Eastwood (knee) and defender James McPake (shin) for the M69 derby and is seeing his ranks stretched to the limit. On-loan goalkeeper Iain Turner has returned to Everton following the completion of his stay while Chris Hussey and Stephen O`Halloran remain in the treatment room nursing long-term injuries. Midfielder Carl Baker does return to the frame having served his one-match suspension but whether the Sky Blues are boosted by the arrival of striker Marlon King in time for the encounter remains to be seen as his proposed transfer continues to drag on.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Neil Taylor
  • Ashley Williams
  • Garry Monk
  • Alan Tate
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Darren Pratley
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • SUBS
  • David Cornell
  • David Cotterill
  • Andrea Orlandi
  • Cedric Van der Gun
  • Jordi Lopez
  • Albert Serran
  • Casey Thomas

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Match Report

Swans snatch points Swansea claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over Coventry in an npower Championship clash of two contrasting halves at the Liberty Stadium. Darren Pratley marked his return from suspension by heading the opener midway through a first period which the hosts completely dominated, with Brendan Rodgers` side continuing the free-flowing football which earned them plaudits under previous managers Roberto Martinez and Paulo Sousa. And they looked destined for all three points when Scott Sinclair capitalised on an awful back pass from Sky Blues substitute Martin Cranie just two minutes after the restart. But Ben Turner`s second goal of the season from a Coventry corner ignited a new air of confidence in the visitors. But, despite plenty of pressure, they failed to snatch a share of the spoils and will welcome the arrival of Marlon King should protracted talks over a deal for the striker be ironed out. The influential Pratley returned to Swansea`s midfield having missed Saturday`s 2-1 defeat at Leeds, while Joe Allen was handed a start after his impressive cameo at Elland Road. Iceland international midfielder Aron Gunnarsson came into Coventry`s XI as the only change from the 1-1 draw against Leicester. The Sky Blues were firmly on the backfoot for the majority of the M69 derby and it was very much the same story for Aidy Boothroyd`s outfit in the first half in south Wales. Midfielder Allen fired just off target shortly before the hosts got the goal their early dominance deserved with 19 minutes on the clock. Mark Gower floated over a corner from the right and Pratley found himself unmarked near the penalty spot to head past Keiren Westwood. The lively Nathan Dyer could and maybe should have quickly made it 2-0 but he spent too long measuring his goalbound shot from 12 yards and allowed Sammy Clingan to get in and produce a saving block. Coventry offered brief passages of promising play over the remainder of the first half but it was Swansea who remained firmly on top and were getting through the visiting defence with alarming ease - Pratley twice going close to doubling his tally. Boothroyd looked to switch things around at the break and introduced full-back Cranie into a changed 4-4-2 system but it was his touch after just 68 seconds that handed Swansea their second. The former Pompey man played an awful back pass which only found Pratley, he saw his shot bounce back off a post and fortunately into the path of Sinclair who duly found the net. Dyer again hesitated somewhat when given the chance to add a third, before Swans skipper Garry Monk cleared off the line from Lukas Jutkiewicz at the other end. And from the resulting corner, Coventry grabbed themselves a lifeline when Turner prodded home a header from defensive partner Richard Wood. The goal certainly raised visiting spirits and Monk was forced to desperately clear his lines before Jutkiewicz and Gunnarsson both went close as the second half wore on. Westwood produced a stunning save to deny Dyer a killer third late on but, nevertheless, the Swans held on to leave Coventry still waiting for a first win in Swansea since 1950.

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