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  • Date:09 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:19,094
  • Borini (4) Gower (28)
    Priskin (90)

Live Commentary

93:32 +3.32

Assist on the goal came from Ashley Williams.

93:31 +3.31

Tamas Priskin fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 3-0 Norwich.

90:33 +0.33

Foul by Grant Holt on Mark Gower, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.


Unfair challenge on Tamas Priskin by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.


Mark Gower decides to take the corner short.


Effort from the edge of the area by Tamas Priskin goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.


Handball decision goes against Elliott Ward. Mark Gower has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by John Ruddy.


Foul by Elliott Ward on Tamas Priskin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.


(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Leon Britton coming on for Fabio Borini. (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Alan Tate coming on for Nathan Dyer.


Short corner worked by Mark Gower. Angel Rangel takes a shot. Blocked by Henri Lansbury. Mark Gower takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Russell Martin.


Effort from 30 yards by Tamas Priskin. Save by John Ruddy.


Shot from just outside the box by Simeon Jackson goes over the bar.


Corner taken by David Fox.


Sam Vokes takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.


Korey Smith takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.


Shot by Korey Smith from 20 yards. Save by Dorus De Vries.


Scott Sinclair produces a curled right-footed shot from 18 yards. John Ruddy makes a save.


Nathan Dyer challenges Marc Tierney unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.


Daniel Pacheco leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Vokes. Korey Smith comes on in place of Andrew Crofts.


Shot from 18 yards from Andrew Crofts. Save by Dorus De Vries.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.


Tamas Priskin takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.


Tamas Priskin on for Stephen Dobbie.


Daniel Pacheco takes the inswinging corner, Fabio Borini makes a clearance.


Shot from outside the box by Andrew Crofts misses to the left of the goal.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson by Mark Gower. Free kick taken by David Fox.


Effort on goal by Nathan Dyer from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Henri Lansbury.


The referee cautions Marc Tierney for unsporting behaviour. Marc Tierney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Mark Gower crosses the ball in from the free kick, Zak Whitbread manages to make a clearance.


Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in. David Fox takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Andrew Crofts takes a shot. Grant Holt gets a block in.


Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Garry Monk results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Daniel Pacheco, Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.


Simeon Jackson comes on in place of Andrew Surman.


Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the left by-line.


Fabio Borini takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.


The ball is sent over by Mark Gower.


Short corner taken by Mark Gower.


Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Zak Whitbread. Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Gower.


Shot from 20 yards by Nathan Dyer. Marc Tierney gets a block in.


Henri Lansbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Williams. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower, Effort from deep inside the area by Fabio Borini misses to the left of the target.


Mark Gower finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Norwich.Angel Rangel takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.


Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ashley Williams goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Gower, clearance by Marc Tierney.


Effort on goal by Grant Holt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.


Andrew Surman takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in.


Caution for Elliott Ward. Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliott Ward on Scott Sinclair. Mark Gower crosses the ball, Angel Rangel produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.


Shot from just outside the box by Stephen Dobbie goes over the bar.


Andrew Surman is penalised for a handball. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.


Grant Holt takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.


Fabio Borini takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in.


Goal scored by Fabio Borini from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Norwich.Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Assist on the goal came from Joe Allen.


Daniel Pacheco takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries. Grant Holt takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.


Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal. Elliott Ward gets a block in.

Match Preview

Clean bill of health for Swans Swansea boast a full-strength squad for their crunch clash against top-two rivals Norwich at the Liberty Stadium. Forward Stephen Dobbie missed last weekend`s disappointing 2-1 defeat at lowly Preston with a back spasm, while full-back Angel Rangel was only deemed worthy of a place on the bench after suffering from a stomach bug. But both players are back to full fitness as the Swans aim to bounce back in Saturday`s evening kick-off, knowing victory would move them back to within one point of the Canaries. Fit-again skipper Garry Monk (knee) returned at Deepdale to make his first start at the centre of defence in 11 weeks, while on-loan striker Tamas Priskin was handed a 63rd-minute debut following his loan arrival from Ipswich. Tom Butler (thigh) played his first match in a year for City`s reserves in midweek but is unlikely to be considered for this weekend, while the likes of fringe players Leon Britton, Craig Beattie, Andrea Orlandi and Cedric van der Gun all got valuable match practice under their belts in the clash. Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan is a doubt. The former Blackpool man was replaced midway through the second half of last weekend's 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Scunthorpe with a hamstring injury and he has not trained all week. Manager Paul Lambert has a selection quandary in attack after Simeon Jackson came off the bench to score a 15-minute hat-trick last week. However, the Canadian may still find himself among the replacements as captain Grant Holt - who also scored three times - may be partnered again by on-loan Liverpool youngster Dani Pacheco. Aaron Wilbraham will play no further part in the Canaries` push for promotion after being ruled out with a back injury while fellow striker Chris Martin is close to a return after two months out with a hamstring injury.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers


Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert


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



Match Report

Super Swans sink Canaries Swansea saw off promotion rivals Norwich 3-0 to blow the race for the second automatic promotion place wide open and set up a mouth-watering conclusion to the npower Championship season. An enthralling advert for second-tier football at the Liberty Stadium leaves the table tantalisingly close with six matches remaining, with just one point - and the merest of goal difference - separating second-placed Norwich, third-placed Cardiff and Swans in fourth. The hosts overcame a nervy start to break the deadlock after five minutes courtesy of a superb free-kick from on-loan Chelsea striker Fabio Borini, his third goal in three games. Mark Gower showed great technique to drill home a stunning second from fully 20 yards just before the half-hour mark, picking the perfect moment to grab his first of the season. The Canaries made almost all of the running after the break and enjoyed their fair share of chances to get back into it, but Swansea held firm and added an injury-time third through on-loan Ipswich man Tamas Priskin to inflict only a second defeat in 19 matches on Paul Lambert`s side. The result will also have left a smile on the face of QPR boss Neil Warnock, who has seen his table-toppers keep their nine-point lead intact despite a stunning 4-1 defeat at bottom club Scunthorpe. Swansea certainly had the early jitters and were indebted to Dorus de Vries for two great stops to deny Daniel Pacheco and Grant Holt, the latter of whom appeared certain to score. And amid a frenetic end-to-end opening, Borini broke the deadlock with a great 25-yard free-kick into the top corner which left John Ruddy helpless. Having made such a bright start, the Canaries struggled to get a grip on proceedings immediately following Swansea`s opener but slowly worked their way back into the encounter. Yet they were soon presented with a tough task as Swansea doubled their advantage in the 29th minute. Angel Rangel`s shot was parried by Ruddy and only cleared by Zak Whitbread as far as Gower, who showed great skill to drill the ball into the net from distance. Swansea could smell blood and went in search of a third before half-time. A series of corners and half-chances failed to come to anything although Ruddy had to be alert to deny Borini from 12 yards. The opening 45 minutes would have left Swans boss Brendan Rodgers by far the happier of the two managers, and Lambert went some way to changing that at the break. With Simeon Jackson replacing Andrew Surman, Norwich flew out of the blocks at the start of the second half and the unmarked Holt sent a header disappointingly wide from six yards. Andrew Crofts looks to grabbed the crucial lifeline the visitors craved in the 57th minute but his well-taken volley flew narrowly wide. Swansea have conceded just nine league goals at home all season and it was easy to see why in the 72nd minute as De Vries produced a great double save to twice keep out substitute Korey Smith. Rangel saw a shot deflected narrowly wide at the other end as Swansea looked to move out of sight. And Priskin did add a third late on, winning a 50/50 with Ruddy to send the ball into an empty net, leaving all eyes on Tuesday`s eagerly-anticipated next round of fixtures. endM

Form Guide

  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Norwich

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 21/08/2010
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 11/04/2009
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 15/11/2008
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 12/12/1964
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 22/08/1964
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 22/02/1964

Top Scorers


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


  • G Holt 16
  • A Crofts 8
  • S Jackson 7
  • W Hoolahan 6
  • R Martin 4
  • C Martin 4
  • H Lansbury 4
  • A Drury 1
  • A Wilbraham 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • Z Whitbread 1
  • A Surman 1
  • E Ward 1



    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 54
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 106
    • Goals per game 68
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins