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  • Date:01 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:20,498
  • Bony (45)
    Bony (90) Bony (90)
  • Fernandinho (13) Toure (57) Kolarov (65)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

92:46 +2.46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chico Chico on Matija Nastasic.

92:42 +2.42

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

92:22 +2.22

James Milner goes into the referee's book for time wasting.

92:07 +2.07

Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

90:34 +0.34

Wilfried Bony grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Swansea 2-3 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Alejandro Pozuelo.

90:12 +0.12

Chico makes a clearance.

89:16

Jack Rodwell on for Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

88:14

Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

88:04

Wayne Routledge fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick.

86:53

Wayne Routledge delivers the ball.

86:44

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

85:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roland Lamah by Pablo Zabaleta.

84:26

Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.

82:58

Roland Lamah has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

81:01

Gerhard Tremmel takes the free kick.

80:52

Alejandro Pozuelo on for Jonjo Shelvey.

80:06

Yaya Toure challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:40

Jose Alberto Canas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko.

77:32

Jonathan de Guzman takes a shot. Matija Nastasic gets a block in.

77:07

Shot by Edin Dzeko. Blocked by Chico.

75:47

Chico makes a clearance.

74:19

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

73:45

Clearance by Angel Rangel.

73:05

Angel Rangel crosses the ball.

72:08

Chico manages to make a clearance.

71:36

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the left by-line.

71:14

Wilfried Bony takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Joe Hart prevents the goal.

70:04

Wilfried Bony challenges Matija Nastasic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69:14

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line.

69:03

James Milner comes on in place of Samir Nasri.

68:24

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies.

67:55

Angel Rangel sends in a cross.

65:17

Aleksandar Kolarov grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Swansea 1-3 Man City.

62:32

Ben Davies produces a cross.

61:08

Luis Fernandinho has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

60:28

Ashley Williams takes a shot.

60:15

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

59:56

Clearance made by Matija Nastasic.

59:11

The ball is sent over by Wayne Routledge.

59:05

Francisco Javi Garcia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alvaro Negredo.

57:06

Yaya Toure scores with their right foot. Swansea 1-2 Man City.

56:22

Shot by Alvaro Negredo. Blocked by Jose Alberto Canas.

56:11

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

55:43

Pablo Zabaleta sends in a cross.

55:02

Jonathan de Guzman has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

53:56

Wilfried Bony fouled by Luis Fernandinho, the ref awards a free kick.

53:27

Booking for Vincent Kompany for unsporting behaviour.

53:24

Unfair challenge on Roland Lamah by Vincent Kompany results in a free kick.

52:44

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.

50:50

Alvaro Negredo takes a shot. Gerhard Tremmel makes a block.

50:06

The referee blows for offside.

48:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matija Nastasic on Wilfried Bony.

The second half begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

47:50 +2.50

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

47:28

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

47:07 +2.07

Jonjo Shelvey is shown a yellow card.

46:24 +1.24

Wilfried Bony heads the ball into the goal. Swansea 1-1 Man City.Jonathan de Guzman provided the assist for the goal.

45:25

Wayne Routledge makes a clearance.

44:59

Jonathan de Guzman fouled by Luis Fernandinho, the ref awards a free kick.

44:21

Samir Nasri takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

44:19

The ball is swung over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

43:27

A cross is delivered by Jonathan de Guzman.

42:59

Joe Hart takes the free kick.

42:27

Angel Rangel is ruled offside.

40:52

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

40:32

The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge.

40:28

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

38:57

Pablo Zabaleta has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

36:56

Edin Dzeko receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

36:00

Ashley Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.

35:38

Wayne Routledge decides to take the corner short.

35:09

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

34:15

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

33:54

The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge.

33:21

Angel Rangel produces a cross.

32:31

The official flags Edin Dzeko offside.

31:45

Unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Chico Chico results in a free kick.

30:58

The ball is swung over by Samir Nasri.

30:22

Gonzalez Jesus Navas crosses the ball.

29:53

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.

29:35

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line.

29:04

Shot by Edin Dzeko. Blocked by Chico.

26:40

Shot by Jose Alberto Canas went wide right of the net.

26:37

Jonathan de Guzman produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Edin Dzeko gets a block in.

25:41

Samir Nasri is shown a yellow card.

25:26

Foul by Samir Nasri on Angel Rangel, free kick awarded.

24:00

Jonathan de Guzman has an effort at goal. Joe Hart safely holds on.

23:20

Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

22:49

Jonjo Shelvey has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

20:31

Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.

18:36

Chico manages to make a clearance.

17:54

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

16:11

Clearance by Vincent Kompany.

16:09

The ball is swung over by Roland Lamah.

15:46

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

14:42

Clearance by Ashley Williams.

13:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.

12:17

Chico manages to make a clearance.

11:10

Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

9:23

Pablo Hernandez goes off and Roland Lamah comes on.

4:20

Chico manages to make a clearance.

2:40

Edin Dzeko takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

1:44

Chico makes a clearance.

1:21

Jonathan de Guzman restarts play with the free kick.

1:12

Jonjo Shelvey fouled by Yaya Toure, the ref awards a free kick.

1:05

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

0:40

Jonjo Shelvey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Laudrup wants cutting edge Michael Laudrup has warned his Swansea side they must be clinical in front of goal when they host Manchester City on New Year's Day. The Swans host City on the back of a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, where the Welsh club dominated but failed to make the most of their advantage. It has been a familiar tale through the first half of Swansea's season; plenty of possession and quality build-up, but no end product. And Laudrup knows a repeat could be very costly against a free-scoring City side. "It's a tough test," said the Dane. "In their last eight games, they have won seven and drawn at Southampton. "We played them a month ago and played very well in the first half. We didn't take our chances, and in the end they beat us 3-0 because they have so much quality. "For some - even some of the bigger teams - it has been even worse (against City). "But what makes this sport so unique is that, even when you look at their squad and see a player who has the same value as the whole of your team, you still have a chance. "If we can play like we did last time, as well as take our chances, I really think we have a chance. "But we have to take our chances when we get them, because you will not get seven clear goal chances against a team like City." Swansea will start 2014 in 11th place in the Premier League table, having also safely negotiated the group stage of the Europa League. But they are just five points above the relegation zone, and Laudrup knows there is still plenty of work to do to ensure Swansea remain in the top flight for a fourth-straight season. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is happy with his side's position heading into the new year and the second half of the season. City will end 2013 just a point off the top of the Barclays Premier League having clawed back five points on leaders Arsenal over the course of the last month. Pellegrini had said he wanted to be top, or at least within three points of it, by January. With that aim completed, and progress also made in the Champions League and Capital One Cup, he is now looking forward to a strong push over the remainder of the campaign. The Chilean said: "I think it was a fantastic month for us. "We played nine games in December, we won eight and drew just one. "In the Premier League, from the last seven we won six. "It was very important for us to recover points. Arsenal were six points ahead of us so it is very important to finish the year in the position we wanted to be. "To recover six points in a month is not easy. "We continue in Capital One and Champions League so I think the first six months of the year were very good for us. Now in the second half we try to win." Despite their superb form, City have found the going tough in their past two games. City did well to hang on for a 2-1 win as Liverpool made life difficult on Boxing Day and two days later they could only manage a 1-0 victory over battling Crystal Palace. Pellegrini expects more of the same at the Liberty Stadium even though the Swans have not won in five Premier League games and City overcame the Welsh side 3-0 a month ago. The 60-year-old said: "Every team in the Premier League can cause problems to our team and to all other teams. That is why it is so close, this Premier League. "I repeat what I have said, six or seven teams will be fighting for the Premier League until the end. "We will continue exactly the same as in the first half. "Within four or five points, you have five teams and the second half will be exactly the same. "Swansea play very well at home and away. We will need to be very strong in all senses, defending and attacking, if we want the three points." Just six points separate Arsenal at the top from Tottenham in seventh. Such is the tight nature of the table that Liverpool, who led on Christmas Day, have slipped to fifth in the space of two games. It could be the closest title race for years, something Pellegrini had suspected might happen. He said: "It is not a surprise for me. I have lived in Europe for the last 10 years, in Spain, and I always saw the Premier League so I knew there were strong teams." City will be without playmaker David Silva through suspension while top scorer Sergio Aguero, fellow striker Stevan Jovetic and defenders Martin Demichelis and Micah Richards are still injured. Right-back Pablo Zabaleta, recently recovered from a hamstring injury, was rested against Palace but will return. Goalkeeper Joe Hart will play despite needing five stitches in a wound under his left eye suffered in the Palace match.

Formation:4231Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Angel Rangel
  • Chico
  • Ashley Williams
  • Ben Davies
  • Jonathan de Guzman
  • Jose Alberto Canas
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Pablo Hernandez
  • Wilfried Bony
  • SUBS
  • Jordi Amat
  • Neil Taylor
  • Roland Lamah
  • Dwight Tiendalli
  • Alejandro Pozuelo
  • Alvaro Vazquez
  • Gregor Zabret

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDDLLD
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WDWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 01/12/2013
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 04/05/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • N Dyer 4
  • J Shelvey 3
  • W Bony 3
  • MP Michu 2
  • B Davies 2
  • R Lamah 1
  • J de Guzman 1
  • P Hernandez 1
  • P Chico 1

Man City

  • SL Aguero 13
  • AS Negredo 8
  • Y Toure 7
  • E Dzeko 4
  • S Nasri 4
  • DJ Silva 4
  • G Jesus Navas 3
  • LR Fernandinho 2
  • V Kompany 2
  • J Milner 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 54
  • 5 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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