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  • Date:25 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:16,001
  • Borini (8) Moore (13)
    Borini (29)
    Sinclair - pen (70)
  • Healy (19)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:18 +2.18

Shot from outside the penalty box by Joe Allen goes wide right of the goal.

91:27 +1.27

Craig Beattie takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi, Mark Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

89:30

The ball is swung over by Andrea Orlandi.

89:10

Carlos Edwards challenges Neil Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

88:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Craig Beattie. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

85:07

Luciano Civelli challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Andrea Orlandi from the free kick.

83:45

Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by David Norris results in a free kick. David Norris is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Andrea Orlandi.

82:28

Josh Carson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

80:45

The ball is swung over by Mark Kennedy.

79:55

Foul by David Norris on Andrea Orlandi, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

78:45

Nathan Dyer leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Beattie.

78:39

Josh Carson crosses the ball, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

78:20

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, clearance by Ashley Williams.

76:03

Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi, Ashley Williams produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

73:49

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save. Andrea Orlandi takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by Garry Monk misses to the left of the target.

72:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Mark Kennedy. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.

71:24

Andrea Orlandi is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Dobbie.

69:49

Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Mark Kennedy results in a Penalty. Scott Sinclair scores a placed penalty. Swansea 4-1 Ipswich.Leon Britton provided the assist for the goal.

68:19

Mark Kennedy crosses the ball, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

66:45

Neil Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.

62:21

The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards. The offside flag is raised against David Norris. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.

60:03

Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line.

58:17

Luke Moore produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal. Luciano Civelli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Drury.

55:54

Nathan Dyer produces a cross, clearance by Troy Brown.

55:17

Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from the left by-line, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

54:04

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, save by Dorus De Vries.

53:49

Scott Sinclair is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Carlos Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

52:39

Josh Carson challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

51:49

Luke Moore produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

50:33

Angel Rangel crosses the ball, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Dobbie from the right by-line, Troy Brown on for Gareth McAuley. Clearance made by Josh Carson.

46:30

The referee blows for offside. Colin Healy takes the free kick.

45:35

Joe Allen challenges Andy Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Scott Sinclair is brought on as a substitute for Fabio Borini. Mark Kennedy on for Darren O'Dea.

44:11

Unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea by Nathan Dyer results in a free kick. Nathan Dyer booked for unsporting behaviour. Damien Delaney takes the free kick.

38:16

Unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Damien Delaney results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton. Booking for Damien Delaney.

36:40

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Allen from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Stephen Dobbie from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

34:05

Foul by Nathan Dyer on Darren O'Dea, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

32:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Andy Drury. Joe Allen restarts play with the free kick.

31:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Damien Delaney. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

29:32

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett. Fabio Borini fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 3-1 Ipswich.Luke Moore provided the assist for the goal.

24:51

Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

23:53

The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, clearance by Ashley Williams. A cross is delivered by Nathan Dyer, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

22:20

The ball is crossed by Angel Rangel, blocked by Damien Delaney.

20:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Josh Carson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stephen Dobbie, free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Gareth McAuley. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

19:17

Colin Healy finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Swansea 2-1 Ipswich.The assist for the goal came from Jason Scotland.

18:03

Fabio Borini concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Drury. Andy Drury takes the free kick.

16:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Scotland on Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

16:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter by Luke Moore. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

13:50

Luke Moore finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Ipswich.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Dobbie.

13:35

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.

12:44

Nathan Dyer fouled by Gareth McAuley, the ref awards a free kick. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.

11:28

Short corner taken by Joe Allen. Stephen Dobbie delivers the ball, clearance by David Norris.

8:45

Fabio Borini fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Ipswich.Stephen Dobbie provided the assist for the goal.

5:26

Grant Leadbitter produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

4:51

David Norris takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries. Outswinging corner taken by Andy Drury, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.

2:49

Foul by Angel Rangel on Andy Drury, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

Match Preview

Rodgers spoilt for choice Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has no new injury or suspension problems as his side look to secure a play-off place with a home win over Ipswich. If the Swans can secure their 14th league win of the season at the Liberty Stadium and play-off rivals Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Burnley all fail to win, Rodgers` side will be assured of a top-six finish with two games to go. Midfielder Joe Allen, an unused substitute in Saturday's goalless draw at Portsmouth, is pushing for a return to the starting line-up following a thigh strain, while Rodgers opted for Alan Tate instead of Neil Taylor at full-back on Saturday. Strikers Stephen Dobbie, Luke Moore and Craig Beattie are all pushing for recalls to the starting line-up. Paul Jewell looks set to ring the changes after he could only watch on in horror as the Tractor Boys fell to a 5-1 home defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Norwich on Thursday night. And that performance could prompt the former Wigan boss to alter things, with the likes of Andy Drury and Colin Healy pushing for starting berths. Lee Martin will again be unavailable as he serves the second game of a three-match suspension, but Mark Kennedy could return to the fold despite struggling with an ongoing hamstring problem. Ipswich are currently 13th in the Championship with little to play for, but Jewell is targeting a top-half finish to the season.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Williams
  • Garry Monk
  • Neil Taylor
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Joe Allen
  • Leon Britton
  • Fabio Borini
  • Luke Moore
  • SUBS
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • Alan Tate
  • Darren Pratley
  • Craig Beattie
  • Andrea Orlandi
  • Albert Serran
  • Scott Sinclair

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Match Report

Swans secure play-off spot Swansea clinched their place in the npower Championship play-offs with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Ipswich. Brendan Rodgers` side, up to fourth following Monday`s results, cannot now be caught by those outside the top six, although the second automatic spot is all but beyond them with just two matches remaining. On-loan Chelsea forward Fabio Borini broke the deadlock at the Liberty Stadium after just nine minutes and it was soon 2-0 courtesy of Luke Moore`s strike, which owed much to the failures of Town goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett. Ipswich, missing star names Connor Wickham and Jimmy Bullard due to rib and shoulder injuries respectively, were largely ineffective but did gain brief hope courtesy of recalled Colin Healy`s second goal in a Town shirt. But Borini, with the fourth goal of the first half, soon restored City`s two-goal advantage from close range to make it six goals in eight Swans starts. Substitute Scott Sinclair then added a penalty during what was a largely lifeless second period to ensure Ipswich, who lost 5-1 at home to neighbours Norwich on Thursday, shipped nine goals over the Easter period. Swansea, with just one days` full rest since their last outing compared to Ipswich`s three, showed four changes - Moore, Joe Allen, Stephen Dobbie and Neil Taylor coming in. And, after Dorus de Vries made a good early save from David Norris, it was the hosts who broke the deadlock early on courtesy of Borini. The highly-rated Chelsea man superbly finished off what was a patient, well-worked move down the right channel, stroking a right-footed shot from 12 yards into the bottom corner. Swans were firmly on the offensive and five minutes later and it was 2-0, with huge question marks hanging over Lee-Barrett. Moore let fly with a 20-yard strike which did not appear to take a deflection but may have moved in the air as the Town keeper, who went to his right, was beaten straight down the middle. Yet, in a pulsating start to the afternoon, Ipswich were straight back in it as former Swans striker Jason Scotland laid the ball back to Healy and he hit a sweet strike into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area. The clash temporarily appeared finely poised but it was not long before the Swans regained their two-goal advantage. The lively Nathan Dyer sent Moore clean through, his shot was parried by Lee-Barrett and Borini was on hand to poke home from less than a yard out. Swans boss Brendan Rodgers replaced Borini at the break due to a suspected injury although Sinclair, with 17 league goals to his name before this game, was a more than able replacement. Town counterpart Paul Jewell also lost Darren O`Dea and Gareth McAuley to injury. The second half was in complete contrast to the first, with a definite end-of-season feel to it and chances at a minimum. Mark Kennedy`s 70th-minute foul on Leon Britton brought the 16,001 present back to life, with Sinclair converting the resulting penalty. And all Swansea eyes will now be on ending the season brightly ahead of their forthcoming play-off quest for Barclays Premier League football.

Form Guide

    WLWDLD
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Ipswich
  • WWWDWL

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 04/12/2010
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 27/03/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 17/10/2009
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 07/02/2009
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 18/10/2008
  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 27/02/1965

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 12
  • D Pratley 8
  • S Dobbie 6
  • C Beattie 4
  • F Borini 4
  • A Williams 3
  • M Gower 2
  • L Moore 2
  • N Dyer 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • T Priskin 1

Ipswich

  • J Scotland 9
  • D Norris 7
  • C Wickham 7
  • J Bullard 5
  • C Edwards 3
  • J Carson 3
  • D Delaney 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Healy 1
  • J Peters 1
  • G Leadbitter 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 59
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ipswich

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 57
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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