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Effort on goal by Craig Beattie from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Effort from inside the area by Craig Beattie misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Jordi Lopez on Ryan Noble, free kick awarded. Jordi Lopez shown a yellow card. Tomasz Cywka has an effort direct from the free kick, Stephen Dobbie gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by John Brayford results in a free kick. Jordi Lopez produces a cross, Alan Tate produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
Nathan Dyer sends in a cross.
A cross is delivered by Dean Moxey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Noble by Garry Monk. John Brayford takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Frank Nouble, save made by Stephen Bywater.
Dean Moxey handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.
Craig Beattie is brought on as a substitute for Cedric Van der Gun.
Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, Shaun Barker produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Angel Rangel produces a cross, John Brayford manages to make a clearance.
Close range effort by Stephen Pearson goes over the bar.
Corner taken short by Frank Nouble.
Jordi Lopez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Gower.
Luke Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Noble.
Luke Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Gower. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by James Bailey, clearance by Ashley Williams.
A cross is delivered by Cedric Van der Gun.
Alberto Bueno goes off and Stephen Pearson comes on. Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Luke Moore.
The referee blows for offside against Ben Pringle. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Williams.
Corner taken by Ben Pringle played to the near post, clearance made by Ashley Williams.
Frank Nouble comes on in place of Andrea Orlandi.
The offside flag is raised against Cedric Van der Gun. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Ben Pringle, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Tomasz Cywka on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.
A cross is delivered by Alberto Bueno, Angel Rangel makes a clearance.
Ben Pringle takes a shot. Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alberto Bueno from the right by-line, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.
Luke Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Monk. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.
Mark Gower takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Foul by Garry Monk on Luke Moore, free kick awarded. Alberto Bueno crosses the ball in from the free kick. Kris Commons leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Pringle.
Cedric Van der Gun has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Angel Rangel takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the right by-line, clearance by Dean Moxey.
Handball decision goes against Dean Moxey. Angel Rangel takes the free kick.
Luke Moore delivers the ball, save by Dorus De Vries.
Unfair challenge on Cedric Van der Gun by Robbie Savage results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.
Corner from right by-line taken by Mark Gower.
Kris Commons crosses the ball, save made by Dorus De Vries.
Shot from outside the area by Joe Allen misses to the left of the goal.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater. Corner taken left-footed by Mark Gower, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
Angel Rangel delivers the ball, John Brayford makes a clearance.
Nathan Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Stephen Dobbie. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
Shot on goal by Nathan Dyer from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Green delivers the ball, blocked by Angel Rangel. Alberto Bueno takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Angel Rangel.
The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, clearance by John Brayford.
Paul Green delivers the ball, clearance by Angel Rangel.
Dean Moxey concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Gower. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrea Orlandi on Kris Commons. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Dean Moxey, save by Dorus De Vries.
Stephen Dobbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance by Alan Tate.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angel Rangel by Luke Moore. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Tomasz Cywka, clearance made by Ashley Williams.
Andrea Orlandi challenges Alberto Bueno unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Savage has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Stephen Dobbie gets a block in.
James Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dobbie. Mark Gower has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Stephen Bywater.
Angel Rangel delivers the ball, clearance by Shaun Barker. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower, Close range headed effort by Ashley Williams clears the crossbar.
Joe Allen sends in a cross, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Angel Rangel on Alberto Bueno. Kris Commons crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Alberto Bueno, clearance by Alan Tate.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alberto Bueno, Ashley Williams makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance by Garry Monk.
Kris Commons produces a cross, clearance made by Ashley Williams.
Angel Rangel fouled by Alberto Bueno, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower takes the free kick.
Foul by Dean Moxey on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Andrea Orlandi, Stephen Dobbie has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
The game gets underway.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The second half begins.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Swans to monitor duo
Swansea will check on the fitness of Darren Pratley and David Cotterill ahead of the visit of Derby.
Pratley (shoulder) and Cotterill (groin) missed Tuesday`s 3-2 victory at Watford as City registered their first away points of the season.
Manager Brendan Rodgers admits there are also a few niggles within his squad as a result of their hectic schedule of late but none are thought to be serious.
Rodgers must decide who to partner in attack with Stephen Dobbie returning from an ankle injury to grab the Swans` second at Vicarage Road before on-loan Frank Nouble came off the bench to score his first senior goal. Craig Beattie (calf) also returned from his lengthy lay-off to take his place in the matchday 18.
Ashley Williams was deployed in a holding midfield role for the clash but he is likely to move back into the heart of defence for the clash against Derby.
Full-back Angel Rangel is back in contention after his stint in the treatment room nursing a thigh injury and is pushing Neil Taylor all the way.
On-loan striker Luke Moore could make his first start for Derby.
Moore, who is on a month`s loan from West Brom, has made substitute appearances in the home victories against Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough.
He would replace Shefki Kuqi, on loan from the Swans, as the big Finnish forward is ineligible to face his parent club.
If Moore starts, fellow loanee Ryan Noble will remain on the bench. The England Under-19 striker was an unused substitute against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night following his arrival from Sunderland the previous day.
The Rams remain short in defence, with Dean Leacock (hamstring), Russell Anderson (groin), Jake Buxton (back), Miles Addison (foot) and Mitch Hanson (knee) all out.
Gareth Roberts (hamstring) is also absent but Chris Porter could be on the bench after returning to training following a month out with a hip problem.
Swans' wings are clipped
Swansea lost their 100% home record in the npower Championship after being held to a goalless draw by Derby at the Liberty Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers' side edged the first half but struggled to break down a resolute Derby defence in a disappointing encounter.
Stephen Dobbie twice came close for the Welsh side and Craig Beattie had two late chances to win it, while Derby also had their chances in the second half but the game always looked destined to finish goalless.
A point for Derby stretched their unbeaten run to three matches but Nigel Clough's side are without a win on their travels since the opening day of the season.
The Swans were without leading scorer Scott Sinclair and influential midfielder Darren Pratley due to injury.
Clough was forced into one change from the side that beat Middlesbrough in midweek with Shefki Kuqi ineligible to face his parent club, so Luke Moore was handed a first start since his loan move from West Brom.
Dobbie had an early chance to put the home side in front but the striker headed over the crossbar from six yards out after being picked out by Andrea Orlandi.
Swans central defender Ashley Williams should have done better when he rose to meet Mark Gower's outswinging corner but headed over the bar.
But Derby started to get into their stride and the in-form Kris Commons tested Dorus De Vries with a shot from just outside the penalty area, but the Dutchman saved comfortably.
Dobbie came close to opening the scoring 10 minutes before half-time but Stephen Bywater dived to tip his left-foot strike from the edge of the penalty area around the post.
Derby were dealt a blow early in the second half when Commons sustained an injury, with Ben Pringle replacing the tricky forward.
Swans boss Rodgers brought on recent loan signing Frank Nouble to add an extra dimension to their attack.
But Derby should have broken the deadlock after 67 minutes when substitute Stephen Pearson fired over the bar from close range.
Central defender Shaun Barker rose highest to meet Pringle's inswinging corner but the former Blackpool man headed over the bar with 17 minutes remaining.
Swansea had a good chance to win it six minutes from time when John Brayford upended Nathan Dyer and from the resulting free-kick Jordi Lopez crossed for Alan Tate, but the defender fired over the bar from just six yards out.
Beattie had two good chances to snatch all three points late on but Derby held on for a hard-earned point.
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