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  • Date:2010-05-02
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:17630
  • Referee:Hegley, G

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

89mins

Dean Shiels is replaced by Mustapha Dumbuya.

85mins

Dean Shiels is booked for unsporting behaviour.

79mins

Swansea are replacing Leon Britton with Lee Trundle.

76mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is being taken off, Paul Heffernan has come on in his place.

76mins

Shelton Martis is replaced by Adam Lockwood.

69mins

Shefki Kuqi is replaced by Craig Beattie.

58mins

Mark Gower is replaced by Gorka Pintado.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

15mins

Jordon Mutch is booked for unsporting behaviour.

0mins

It's 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Swansea face Doncaster at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.


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Match Report

Swansea's lack of goals cost them dearly as they failed to beat Doncaster Rovers to record their eighth 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium this season.

They started well by winning a corner in the first minute but they should have taken the lead soon after when a through ball from Angel Rangel left Shefki Kuqi free on goal but he hurried his shot and it flew high over the bar.

It was all Swansea as they looked for the opening goal to settle nerves but Kuqi squandered more good opportunities and midway through the half Darren Pratley lofted a shot high and wide.

Donny came close just after the half hour with their first attempt on goal when a free-kick from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas dipped late to just clear the home cross bar

Back came the Swans and a shot from Pratley was deflected inches wide with Donny keeper Ben Smith beaten before minutes later he fired over after Kuqi had made the opening.

The half ended with the Swans well on top but still looking for that elusive goal.

Once again it was Pratley who ran through in the opening minutes of the second half to meet a pass from Nathan Dyer but, under pressure, he sent his shot wide of the far post.

In the 52nd minute the crowd were on their feet as David Cotterill volleyed goalwards but the ball struck the side netting.

Gorka Pintado replaced Mark Gower just before the hour as the Swans went for a two man attack but Kuqi left the field a little later with Craig Beattie coming on to partner Pintado up front.

Pratley picked out Beattie down the left but the striker delayed his shot and it was blocked by James O'Connor as the Swans swarmed forward.

With ten minutes remaining, Lee Trundle was introduced but it was Cotterill who went close when he flashed a drive narrowly wide a minute later.

Doncaster could have sewn up an unlikely victory when substitute Paul Heffernan was left unmarked in front of goal but he blasted high and wide.

With time running out there were loud appeals for a penalty as Sam Hird appeared to bring down Beattie inside the area but referee Grant Hegley waved play on.

Trundle did net in the last minute of time added on but it was disallowed for handball and the Swans play-off hopes were dashed.

Swansea City

Doncaster Rovers

Corners

61

Fouls

1011

Goal attempts

Shots off target

66

Offsides

23

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