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  • Date:04 May 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:20,242
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91:47 +1.47

Jonathan de Guzman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Rodwell. Direct free kick taken by Gael Clichy.

91:01 +1.01

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

86:04

Leon Britton fouled by Jack Rodwell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

84:25

Jack Rodwell is brought on as a substitute for David Silva. Nathan Dyer goes off and Dwight Tiendalli comes on.

83:47

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Shot by David Silva from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

83:03

The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta, Shot from close in by Edin Dzeko misses to the left of the goal.

81:51

Kemy Agustien concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

79:10

Pablo Hernandez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Silva from right wing, save by Michel Vorm.

78:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kemy Agustien on Edin Dzeko. James Milner takes the free kick.

78:32

The referee blows for offside against Luke Moore. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

77:08

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Sergio Aguero leaves the field to be replaced by Carlos Tevez. Centre by Kemy Agustien, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

75:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Vincent Kompany. Jonathan de Guzman has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

74:06

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva, Michel Vorm makes a save.

70:47

The referee blows for offside against Sergio Aguero. Direct free kick taken by Chico.

69:12

Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

68:18

Luke Moore on for Miguel Michu.

63:14

Kemy Agustien on for Wayne Routledge.

63:00

Pablo Hernandez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

60:07

James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Ben Davies.

55:51

Unfair challenge on Angel Rangel by Gael Clichy results in a free kick. Chico takes the free kick.

54:29

Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

52:43

A cross is delivered by David Silva, clearance by Ashley Williams. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

51:49

Miguel Michu is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Matija Nastasic.

48:39

Ben Davies fouled by Sergio Aguero, the ref awards a free kick. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

47:36

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line, clearance by Edin Dzeko.

45:44

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Pablo Hernandez.

45:01

Edin Dzeko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yaya Toure.

44:55

Ashley Williams challenges Sergio Aguero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yaya Toure takes the free kick.

42:09

David Silva takes a shot. David Silva takes a shot. Sergio Aguero challenges Chico unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Save by Michel Vorm. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.

37:19

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Chico gets a block in.

34:38

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm. Chico gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Milner. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

32:35

Chico produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

31:51

Effort from the edge of the box by Pablo Hernandez goes wide of the left-hand post.

29:14

Foul by Chico on Sergio Aguero, free kick awarded. Yaya Toure takes the free kick.

27:20

The referee blows for offside against Sergio Aguero. Chico takes the free kick.

26:56

Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

23:56

Centre by Pablo Hernandez, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan de Guzman, save by Joe Hart. Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman, Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Leon Britton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

21:18

Foul by Matija Nastasic on Pablo Hernandez, free kick awarded. Chico takes the direct free kick.

20:27

Yaya Toure takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

19:04

Effort from inside the area by Miguel Michu misses to the left of the goal.

18:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman, clearance made by Yaya Toure.

16:52

Pablo Hernandez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

14:26

Centre by Pablo Hernandez.

8:42

James Milner takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

7:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Jonathan de Guzman. Angel Rangel takes the free kick.

5:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Silva, Miguel Michu manages to make a clearance. Samir Nasri produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan de Guzman on Pablo Zabaleta. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Flores concern for Swans Chico Flores is an injury doubt for Swansea's clash with Manchester City. The Spanish defender suffered bruising to his arm in training earlier this week, but Michael Laudrup is hopeful of having his first-choice centre-half available. Winger Roland Lamah has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. After a season littered with memorable moments - none more so than Capital One Cup success at Wembley - Swansea are stuttering in sight of the finish line and have gone six games without a win. And not many will fancy Michael Laudrup's side to repeat their famous win of last season over Roberto Mancini's men on Saturday. But goalkeeper Michel Vorm believes recent performances have not been as bad as results suggest, and victory is possible if the Welsh club rediscover their touch in front of goal, having scored just four goals during their recent slump. "We have played against good opponents, including three sides in the top five, but it's hard to put your finger on why results have not gone our way, we haven't been playing that badly," he said. "We have been unlucky in the final third, we have created opportnities and we have not taken them. "Against the top teams when they create chances most of the time they take them, and if you don't take yours you lose the game. "It also makes it hard for the defence to always have to try and keep a clean sheet. "When we played Tottenham, they had two chances and took them, and we missed some we would normally score. "It shows the quality the top teams have and what we need to improve on." Swansea lost 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season, but Vorm hopes home advantage can give his side the edge. He said: "We know they are a side with so much quality with players like Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri, but at home we can beat anybody and we have shown that in the past. "We beat them here last season and maybe they were stronger then than they are now. "If we can perform for 90 minutes, not just 45 or 60, we can win." Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has been passed fit. The England international suffered a back injury in last Saturday's victory over West Ham. City otherwise have no injury or suspensions with striker Sergio Aguero and midfielders David Silva and James Milner having returned from hamstring problems against the Hammers. Theappears to have little riding on it with Roberto Mancini's men appearing secure in second place and looking ahead to the FA Cup final. Mancini said: "If we win we can have a chance to play the young players, also the players who play for the second team, maybe, can play for the last two games. "For us, it could be important for the future. "Swansea had a very good season last year and they have continued to play very well. They won a trophy, which for them is very important. "They can play without a problem and for this reason can be very dangerous."

Formation:451Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

Formation: 451Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Michel Vorm
  • Angel Rangel
  • Chico
  • Ashley Williams
  • Ben Davies
  • Leon Britton
  • Jonathan de Guzman
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Pablo Hernandez
  • Miguel Michu
  • SUBS
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Neil Taylor
  • Garry Monk
  • Itay Shechter
  • Luke Moore
  • Dwight Tiendalli
  • Kemy Agustien

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Match Report

Swansea 0-0 Man City: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Goalless stalemate at Liberty

Swansea and Manchester City played out a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium as both sides were left cursing two highly-debatable penalty decisions by referee Mike Jones.

Swansea, who are now without a win in seven games, enjoyed the better of the opening half but were aggrieved that Cheshire official Jones opted not to award them a penalty when Matija Nastasic clattered into Michu.

City wasted two wonderful chances to claim the three points through Edin Dzeko and David Silva, adding to their frustration after Jones turned away appeals when the Bosnian went over Chico Flores just inside the box.

Predictably, with in-form City having an FA Cup final to look forward to and Swansea already safe with the League Cup safely locked away, the first 20 minutes were typical end of season fare.

Aside from a couple of half chances for Samir Nasri there was little incident of note.

Eventually it was Swansea, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the win against Hull which saw them avoid relegation from the Football League, who were the first of the sides to rouse from their slumbers.

The first opportunity arrived in the 17th minute, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer combined to great effect down the right but Pablo Hernandez scooped the winger's pass feebly over the bar.

Nasri made a timely intervention to deny Routledge seconds later, before Michu's goalscoring touch again deserted him.

The Spaniard has struggled to maintain the superb form he showed over the first two-thirds of the season, and he somehow volleyed wide from six yards from Dyer's perfectly-weighted cross.

Hernandez, another player looking short of his best, became the latest to spurn a good chance just past the half-hour mark.Routledge played the former Valencia man in on goal, but he took too long to control before rolling a weak effort wide.

City, who started with Carlos Tevez on the bench, came close to punishing their hosts' profligacy when Gareth Barry's lovely pass floated over Ashley Williams to Nasri, but the Frenchman fluffed his attempted volley straight at Michel Vorm.

Referee Jones then made the first of his controversial penalty calls in the 38th minute.

Michu was clattered in the area by Nastasic having flicked the ball away from the defender, but Jones, to the bewilderment of those in white shirts, waved away the Swansea protests.

His refusal to award a spot-kick extended Swansea's run without a Premier League penalty, their last penalty came in this fixture in March 2012.

With Swansea perhaps dwelling on Jones' decision, City ended the half with their best passage of play, and only an examplary tackle from Williams and follow-up save from Vorm denied Silva after Nasri had got the better of Flores.

Mancini withdrew Yaya Toure at the break for Dzeko and City began to take a hold on the game, with Silva becoming increasingly influential as he attempted to pry open the Swansea backline.

But Vorm was rarely troubled, although City felt the Dutchman should have had to face a penalty just after the hour.

Dzeko cut in to the area from the City left and went over Flores as the Spaniard left a trailing leg, Jones once again answered in the negative to the fury of Mancini and his bench.

Even then, City should have secured three points.

Dzeko put in his contender for miss of the season six minutes from time as he missed an open goal from four yards, before the excellent Silva blotted his copybook by blazing wide when a loose ball fell to him 12 yards out.

Form Guide

    LLLDDL
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Man City
  • LWWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 27/10/2012
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 11/03/2012
  • Man City
  • 4 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 15/08/2011
  • Swansea
  • 4 - 1
  • Man City
  • 12/03/1983
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 30/10/1982
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 17/04/1982

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • MP Michu 17
  • W Routledge 5
  • J de Guzman 5
  • L Moore 3
  • N Dyer 3
  • P Hernandez 3
  • A Rangel 2
  • B Davies 1

Man City

  • E Dzeko 12
  • CA Tevez 9
  • SL Aguero 9
  • Y Toure 7
  • J Milner 4
  • DJ Silva 4
  • PJ Zabaleta 2
  • S Nasri 2
  • FF Javi Garcia 2
  • G Barry 1
  • J Lescott 1
  • V Kompany 1
  • A Kolarov 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 43
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 105
    • Goals per game 61
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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