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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:13,369
  • Pratley (42) Sinclair - pen (55)
    Sinclair - pen (60)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

92:36 +2.36

Cedric Van der Gun fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

88:35

Ashley Richards leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Alfei. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cedric Van der Gun by David Wright. Daniel Alfei takes the direct free kick.

88:13

Shot by Darren Pratley. Save made by Julian Speroni.

86:27

Wilfried Zaha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Richards. Ashley Richards takes the direct free kick.

85:57

Shot by Jermaine Easter. Save by Dorus De Vries.

84:16

Luke Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Dobbie. Nathan Dyer leaves the field to be replaced by Cedric Van der Gun.

82:46

Unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner by Luke Moore results in a free kick. Anthony Gardner takes the free kick.

79:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Dyer on Calvin Andrew. Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan.

78:05

Shot from 12 yards from Luke Moore.

76:35

David Wright is booked. Nathan Dyer fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Gower.

75:04

Corner from right by-line taken by Mark Gower.

73:25

Centre by Darren Pratley.

72:38

The referee blows for offside against Scott Sinclair. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

71:20

Unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.

70:21

Stuart O'Keefe on for Pablo Counago.

68:48

Foul by Alan Tate on Jermaine Easter, free kick awarded. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

67:23

Corner taken by Owen Garvan played to the near post, Dorus De Vries makes a save.

66:02

Shot from 12 yards from Jermaine Easter. Save made by Dorus De Vries.

64:58

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.

64:48

Nathan Dyer takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Julian Speroni.

64:01

Darren Pratley fouled by Anthony Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.

60:23

Jermaine Easter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steffen Iversen.

60:03

Scott Sinclair scores a penalty. Swansea 3-0 Crystal Palace.Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Gower, Alan Tate takes a shot. Blocked by Steffen Iversen. Steffen Iversen handles the ball and concedes a .

57:49

Patrick McCarthy challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.

56:35

Calvin Andrew comes on in place of Andy Dorman.

55:30

Penalty scored by Scott Sinclair. Swansea 2-0 Crystal Palace.David Wright gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Assist on the goal came from Nathan Dyer.

51:54

Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

49:37

Shot by Steffen Iversen from 18 yards. Blocked by Joe Allen.

48:52

Andy Dorman concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

46:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner by Luke Moore. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.

46:45 +1.45

Pablo Counago gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angel Rangel. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

42:19

Darren Pratley finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Scott Sinclair.

41:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

40:27

Effort on goal by Angel Rangel from 25 yards. Blocked by Andy Dorman. Mark Gower takes the inswinging corner, save made by Julian Speroni.

39:58

Corner taken by Mark Gower from the left by-line, Julian Speroni makes a save.

38:39

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Gower, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

37:37

Pablo Counago gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

37:16

Mark Gower takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in. Shot from 20 yards from Luke Moore. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

35:40

Nathan Dyer takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Julian Speroni.

34:17

Effort on goal by David Wright from 20 yards. Blocked by Darren Pratley.

33:52

Angel Rangel produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.

33:20

Mark Gower takes the inswinging corner, save by Julian Speroni.

30:41

Owen Garvan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Luke Moore.

30:30

A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

29:48

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

27:06

Pablo Counago concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Ashley Richards takes the free kick.

21:26

Steffen Iversen concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Williams. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

17:55

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Gower, Ashley Williams takes a shot.

17:05

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

13:46

Patrick McCarthy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Dorus De Vries.

13:08

Foul by Ashley Williams on Steffen Iversen, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Andy Dorman, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.

12:22

Mark Gower takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a comfortable save.

6:54

Mark Gower has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

5:41

Pablo Counago produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

The game begins.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

Match Preview

Tate boosts Swans Alan Tate makes a timely return from suspension to take the captain`s armband for Swansea`s home clash against Crystal Palace. The left-back completed a three-match ban with the passing of last weekend`s 4-0 FA Cup triumph over Colchester, but the vice-captain is likely to make his comeback at the heart of defence against the Eagles after skipper Garry Monk was ruled out for six-eight weeks. Monk hobbled off just before the half-hour mark last weekend fearing he had again damaged his cruciate ligament but scans this week has revealed he instead ruptured a medial knee ligament. Angel Rangel is expected to overcome a groin problem to regain his spot in one of the full-back positions, with Albert Serran, Daniel Alfei and Ashley `Jazz` Richards competing for the other due to left-back Neil Taylor (ankle) remaining three weeks off fitness. Midfielder Andrea Orlandi may also return having recovered from a thigh strain while there could be a league debut for striker Luke Moore after he started the FA Cup tie last Saturday following his switch from West Brom. Jordi Lopez will not be available however after he cancelled his contract with the club by mutual consent on Thursday, while striker Jermaine Easter has seen his loan spell cut short by parent club MK Dons. Easter has been linked with a permanent switch to Palace and could find himself in the away dressing room. New Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman will check on midfield duo Darren Ambrose and Alex Marrow. Ambrose missed Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Coventry with a hamstring problem and Marrow, who recently signed a permanent deal from Blackburn, sat out with an ankle injury. Pablo Counago could start alongside recent signing Steffen Iversen in attack after the Spanish striker came on before half-time at the weekend in place of Alessane N'Diaye. Defender Claude Davis was an unused substitute after a hamstring strain and could be drafted in if Freedman opts to make further changes. Freedman, who scored 108 goals in two spells with Palace, was handed a two-and-a-half year contract to become George Burley's successor this week.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Ashley Williams
  • Alan Tate
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Richards
  • Darren Pratley
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower
  • Luke Moore
  • SUBS
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • Craig Beattie
  • Cedric Van der Gun
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Albert Serran
  • Kemy Agustien
  • Daniel Alfei

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Match Report

Tough start for Dougie Dougie Freedman's first match as manager of Crystal Palace ended in a convincing 3-0 defeat at Swansea. The hosts dominated affairs at the Liberty Stadium but looked set to be punished for a lack of cutting edge in the first half before influential midfielder Darren Pratley converted the vital breakthrough in the 43rd minute. Swansea remained firmly in control and a quickfire penalty brace from Scott Sinclair on the hour mark made it a miserable start to life in the Eagles hot-seat for fans` favourite Freedman, who was promoted from caretaker boss on Tuesday after first choice Eddie Howe opted to stay with Bournemouth. The writing was on the wall for Palace having lost 10 and won only one of their 13 away games going into an encounter against a Swans side boasting a home record only bettered by leaders QPR. But these are not the kind of games which will decide third-bottom Palace's fate come the end of the season. The big team news ahead of kick-off was the inclusion of striker Jermaine Easter on Palace's bench after he was recalled from his loan spell at Swansea on Thursday by parent club MK Dons, who had in turn sealed a permanent deal for him to become Freedman's first signing at Selhurst Park. Mark Gower enjoyed the first opening of the game after seven minutes but could only head Nathan Dyer's lobbed right-wing cross over the bar. And it was Swansea who made almost all of the first-half running, albeit without cutting the Palace rearguard open. Dyer tested Julian Speroni at his near post before the Argentinian tipped over an effort from Luke Moore, who was making his league debut, as the game started to open up with half-hour gone. Dorus de Vries was pretty much a spectator in the City goal but just as it appeared Swansea would fail to make their first-half dominance count, Pratley popped up with his fifth league goal of the campaign. Sinclair played a neat one-two with Gower and got to the byline before squaring for the unmarked Pratley to wrongfoot Speroni from just behind the penalty spot. Swansea started the second half immediately where they left the first and went in search of a killer second goal. And they were rewarded in the 56th minute when Dyer' jinking run was ended by David Wright in the penalty area, although contact was minimal. Sinclair stepped up to send Speroni the wrong way, and he got the chance to do so again from the spot just five minutes later - this time instead opting for the left corner. The second spot-kick coming after Steffen Iversen handled Alan Tate's header from Gower. Easter got his introduction as a result, and the Wales international was only denied a debut goal by a superb stop from De Vries when clean through. The remaining minutes were played out at a decent tempo, considering the scoreline, and despite Palace's attempts to snatch a consolation it was Swansea who celebrated the final whistle boasting a conclusive triumph.

Form Guide

    DLLWWL
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • LDLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 30/10/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 09/02/2010
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/12/2009
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 3
  • Crystal Palace
  • 14/03/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 13/09/2008
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 05/05/1984

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 9
  • S Dobbie 4
  • D Pratley 4
  • C Beattie 3
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • J Easter 1
  • N Dyer 1

Crystal Palace

  • N Danns 3
  • D Ambrose 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • PG Counago 2
  • S Iversen 1
  • A Gardner 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 31
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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