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Carlos Orlando Sa takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.
Short corner worked by Andrew Johnson.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the right by-line to the near post, Goal scored by Danny Graham from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Mark Gower.
Carlos Orlando Sa challenges Kemy Agustien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.
Nathan Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Routledge.
Foul by Ashley Richards on Kerim Frei, Penalty awarded. Michel Vorm receives a caution. Power penalty taken by Clint Dempsey saved by Michel Vorm. Swansea 1-0 Fulham.Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bryan Ruiz played to the near post, Kemy Agustien manages to make a clearance. Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Kerim Frei takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Philippe Senderos challenges Scott Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Philippe Senderos goes into the book. Scott Sinclair produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. Close range effort by Mark Gower goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Carlos Orlando Sa on for Simon Davies.
Kerim Frei replaces Moussa Dembele.
Moussa Dembele has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post. Danny Graham on for Leroy Lita.
Effort from the edge of the area by Clint Dempsey goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort from just inside the penalty box by Kemy Agustien strikes the post.
Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm. Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz. The referee gives a free kick against John Arne Riise for handball. Kemy Agustien comes on in place of Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Gower on Clint Dempsey. Shot on goal comes in from John Arne Riise from the free kick.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Steven Caulker concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Simon Davies takes the direct free kick. Effort on goal by Andrew Johnson from long distance goes over the crossbar.
Leroy Lita challenges Brede Hangeland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Scott Sinclair finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Fulham.Assist by Wayne Routledge.
Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Luke Moore takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in. Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ashley Williams produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Leroy Lita concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Schwarzer. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.
Effort from the edge of the area by Leroy Lita goes wide of the right-hand post.
Foul by Moussa Dembele on Steven Caulker, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
Scott Sinclair fouled by Simon Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Sinclair. Philippe Senderos takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, Clint Dempsey produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Mark Gower takes the inswinging corner, save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Simon Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Neil Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Gower, Foul by Leroy Lita on John Arne Riise, free kick awarded. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Luke Moore takes a shot.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Wayne Routledge. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Neil Taylor on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Philippe Senderos restarts play with the free kick.
Header from close range by Ashley Williams misses to the right of the goal.
Mark Gower decides to take a short corner.
Luke Moore fouled by Dickson Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Sinclair fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Andrew Johnson gets a block in.
Ashley Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Johnson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Clint Dempsey, Luke Moore gets a block in.
Close range headed effort by Leroy Lita goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Dickson Etuhu results in a free kick. Mark Gower fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Moussa Dembele gets a block in.
Allen out for Swans
Swansea will be without midfielder Joe Allen for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at the Liberty Stadium.
Wales international Allen is suspended after being sent off in last weekend's 4-2 defeat at Blackburn and manager Brendan Rodgers must decide whether to replace him with Luke Moore, Wayne Routledge or Kemy Agustien.
Striker Danny Graham is available again after an Achilles problem kept him out at Ewood Park, with defender Steven Caulker another man back in contention, but Angel Rangel (ankle) remains sidelined.
Scott Sinclair is confident of rediscovering his goalscoring touch as Swansea look to arrest a run of four games without a win.
The 22-year-old has three goals to his name so far, including the club's first Premier League effort, but they have all come from the penalty spot meaning he is still awaiting his first goal from open play.
He said: "I beat myself up when I don't score goals or when I have missed a chance, but you can't dwell on what's just happened, you see what you have done wrong but you have to move on to next situation. For me it's about being more clinical in front of goal.
"I have been doing extra work on shooting in training and (assistant manager) Colin Pascoe is top class with that in helping us out, but it's one of those things where you can only do so much and it's going to happen.
"You can go through five, six, seven or eight games without scoring and then before you know it you might get two in a game, I think it's a matter of time before I go on a goalscoring run.
"There is an expectation as I scored 27 goals last season, but I have my own expectations and I start every game looking to score.
"My confidence is still up, I am still doing well and getting in the right areas it's just the goals are not coming for me. Other strikers go through it and maybe don't score in four or five games but the expectation is high after last season."
Danny Murphy and Simon Davies could be surprise inclusions for Fulham.
Skipper Murphy looked set to miss the match after picking up an ankle knock against former club Liverpool on Monday, but is in contention after making a rapid recovery.
Fulham boss Martin Jol will check on Murphy's fitness along with fellow midfielder Davies, who could make his first league appearance of the season after a long-term knee complaint.
Winger Damien Duff (calf) and defender Chris Baird (personal reasons) are out.
Swans back to winning ways
Goals from Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham, plus a stunning penalty save from Michel Vorm, gave Swansea a 2-0 win - their first Barclays Premier League triumph in five games - and capped a miserable day for Fulham and Clint Dempsey at the Liberty Stadium.
United States international Dempsey had been unfortunate to get in the way of Scott Sinclair's 56th minute strike and deflect the ball beyond Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer to give Swansea the lead.
Fulham, without striker Bobby Zamora who was rested amid speculation of a falling out with manager Martin Jol, looked set to level when Jazz Richards was adjudged to have brought down Karim Frei with just four minutes to go but Vorm athletically denied Dempsey's spot-kick, before substitute Graham slid home the clincher in stoppage time to secure three vital points.
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers had brought defender Steven Caulker into his side along with Luke Moore and Wayne Routledge, and the latter pair were at the centre of most of Swansea's promising attacking moments during a first half they dominated without ever really threatening Schwarzer's goal.
Sinclair was just unable to get a shot away after linking with Leroy Lita, before the striker headed wide from a Routledge cross in a bright opening.
The Cottagers enjoyed a rare forward foray as Richards denied Andrew Johnson after the striker had got the better of Caulker on the left side of the box, but the action was quickly back at the other end as Moore went closest to a goal during the opening period when he flicked the top of the bar with a superb, swerving strike from just outside the box.
Fulham survived two penalty appeals against John Arne Riise after the Norway international was fortuitously awarded a free-kick after appearing to haul down Lita, before he was adjudged not to have handled a Routledge cross, but they remained largely untroubled despite having only scraps of possession.
Schwarzer made the first save of the afternoon after half an hour when he held a low Sinclair shot, although the visitors did alleviate the pressure long enough for Dempsey to head wide with their first genuine effort on goal.
Schwarzer required treatment early in the second half after suffering a heavy landing when falling over Lita whilst claiming a high ball, but was fit to continue.
The home crowd's frustrations were beginning to grow but a game that had hardly made for absorbing viewing sprang to life when Swansea's persistence was finally rewarded.
Schwarzer's punch only went as far as Routledge, his scuffed effort was turned goalward by Sinclair and a huge deflection off the unfortunate Dempsey left his keeper stranded and gave the Swansea man his first goal from open play this term.
Fulham responded but Vorm, who had been almost a spectator up to that point, made a superb low save to deny Bryan Ruiz from eight yards, before holding an angled drive as Dempsey sought to make amends for his ill fortune.
It was suddenly all Fulham as Riise fizzed a free-kick just wide and Vorm raced out to deny Johnson.
But with Fulham searching for an equaliser a rapid Swansea break almost saw them double their lead.
Sinclair teased full-back Stephen Kelly before teeing up substitute Kemy Agustien, whose side-footed effort beat Schwarzer but struck the post barely a minute after he had taken the field.
Frei then went tumbling over Richards in the box and referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot, only for Vorm to make a stunning stop to his right to deny Dempsey, before Graham grabbed his fifth goal of the season from Gower's corner in added time to seal the victory.
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