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Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Joe Allen results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick. Joe Allen booked.
Joe Bennett fouled by Nathan Dyer, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by David Wheater results in a free kick. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Dobbie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Stephen Dobbie fouled by Matthew Bates, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.
The official flags Leroy Lita offside. (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Kris Boyd coming on for Justin Hoyte. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Sinclair finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Middlesbrough.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca by David Cotterill. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Alan Tate results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Headed effort from inside the area by David Wheater misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Alan Tate results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, Darren Pratley produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line, Shot by Angel Rangel. Jason Steele makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Nathan Dyer results in a free kick. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Scott McDonald clears the bar.
Stephen Dobbie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Neil Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Garry Monk. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Close range header by Leroy Lita misses to the right of the target.
Stephen Dobbie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Beattie.
Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Bailey from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Craig Beattie.
Foul by Julio Arca on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by David Cotterill.
David Cotterill decides to take a short corner.
Corner taken by David Cotterill, clearance made by Leroy Lita.
The offside flag is raised against Scott Sinclair. Julio Arca replaces Barry Robson. Mark Gower leaves the field to be replaced by David Cotterill. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
Mark Gower takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Leroy Lita.
Barry Robson is cautioned.
Joe Allen fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
Alan Tate concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. The referee books Alan Tate for unsporting behaviour. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
Mark Gower takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.
The official flags Craig Beattie offside. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Gary O'Neil challenges Darren Pratley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick. Gary O'Neil is shown a yellow card.
Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Monk.
Matthew Bates fouled by Nathan Dyer, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Steele by Craig Beattie. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Barry Robson. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Beattie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Angel Rangel takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the left by-line, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
Foul by Mark Gower on Leroy Lita, free kick awarded. The referee shows Mark Gower a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Scott McDonald, Craig Beattie manages to make a clearance.
Angel Rangel takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Bailey. Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Leroy Lita. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Craig Beattie by David Wheater results in a free kick. Alan Tate takes the free kick.
Foul by Matthew Bates on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nathan Dyer.
Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, save made by Dorus De Vries.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Header by Craig Beattie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gower, clearance made by Tony McMahon.
Foul by Joe Allen on David Wheater, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
Ashley Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Barry Robson takes the free kick.
Kevin Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Bailey.
Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Header on goal by Ashley Williams from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Ashley Williams takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Leroy Lita.
Unfair challenge on Justin Hoyte by Alan Tate results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Joe Allen goes over the bar.
Foul by Joe Bennett on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Gower, clearance by Tony McMahon.
The ball is swung over by Darren Pratley.
The referee penalises Gary O'Neil for handball. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Emnes the missing link at Liberty Stadium
Marvin Emnes will not feature for either Swansea or Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
The Boro striker, who bagged the winner in last weekend`s south Wales derby against Cardiff, is on loan with the Swans technically until Sunday, but is not allowed to play against his parent club.
That meant his final game came in City`s 1-0 defeat to Bristol City on Wednesday, after which he returned to the Riverside on Thursday with new Boro boss Tony Mowbray keen to run the rule over his services.
Darren Pratley, back in the fold after missing out against Cardiff through suspension, was taken off at half-time against the Robins along with fellow midfielder Andrea Orlandi, although it was purely for tactical reasons and the duo will be hoping to keep hold of their starting berths this weekend.
But there is plenty of competition for places in the middle of the park among Brendan Rodgers` ranks with Mark Gower, Joe Allen, David Cotterill and Kemy Agustien all looking for involvement.
Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson remains a doubt for the encounter.
The Scotland international missed Tuesday night's 2-0 win at Scunthorpe with a thigh muscle injury and is battling for to be fit for the game at the Liberty Stadium.
Former Celtic team-mate Stephen McManus is out with ankle ligament damage which could sideline him for some time.
However, skipper Gary O'Neil returned from a groin problem at Glanford Park and came through unscathed.
Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the casualty list.
Sinclair seals it for Swans
Scott Sinclair claimed a late winner as Swansea eventually made their dominance pay with a 1-0 win in their npower Championship clash at Liberty Stadium.
The third-placed Swans had been guilty of wasting a series of chances against a limited Middlesbrough side but Sinclair, called into the England Under-21 squad earlier this week, cut in from the left flank in the 85th minute to fire his 12th goal of the season past Jason Steele with the help of a deflection.
The goal was just reward for the Welsh outfit, who were always in control and have gained ground on second-placed QPR in the table.
Middlesbrough barely registered as an attacking threat and they remain just above the relegation places on goal difference.
Swansea brought Joe Allen and Mark Gower back into their midfield following the disappointing defeat against Bristol City in midweek, which ended their unbeaten home record, and Craig Beattie was given a chance in attack with Marvin Emnes unavailable to face his parent club.
Middlesbrough left Kris Boyd on the bench after his goalscoring exploits against Scunthorpe, with Scott MacDonald and Leroy Lita getting the nod up front. Justin Hoyte started on the right.
Swansea made a bright start and they came close to a fourth-minute opener as Darren Pratley overlapped down the right and fired the ball across the six-yard box, but Sinclair could not make firm enough contact with the goal at his mercy.
Allen fired wide with a speculative effort with the hosts almost monopolising possession, and it needed a good block from David Wheater to deny another Allen strike.
Ashley Williams headed over from a Gower corner and Boro keeper Steele saved well from Dyer after the winger linked up with Pratley as the Welsh side continued to pile on the pressure.
Captain Gary O'Neil blazed over from Boro's first meaningful attack before the visitors difficult start was compounded when midfielder Kevin Thomson limped off after 20 minutes, Nicky Bailey his replacement.
Matthew Bates diverted a Beattie cross wide with Sinclair lurking although Boro did enjoy a couple of decent counter-attacks, with Lita looking sharp.
The best chance fell to Allen after Sinclair had skinned Bailey down the left, but the midfielder's shot was well saved by Steele and Angel Rangel's follow-up effort was blocked over the bar.
Middlesbrough's best chance came at the start of the second half with O'Neil's volley from a poor Williams header being blocked by Garry Monk.
Alan Tate and Barry Robson picked up bookings for ill-timed challenges on Bailey and Monk respectively as Boro slowly began to establish a foothold in the match.
On the hour mark Tate tricked his way into the Middlesbrough box and found Sinclair, but the flag was raised for offside.
Tony Mowbray sent on Julio Arca for Robson and Rodgers took off Gower and replaced him with David Cotterill with the game in desperate need of some inspiration.
The hosts were forced into a defensive reshuffle as skipper Monk departed with an injury and Neil Taylor was introduced to the fray.
Lita headed wide from an O'Neil corner and McDonald lashed a volley over as the home fans became ever more disgruntled.
Rangel's volley was palmed away by Steele and Pratley headed over before Sinclair came to the rescue, finding space as he cut into the box from the left flank and getting away a right-footed shot that took a deflection to creep inside the near post.
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