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  • Date:16 May 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:19,816
( agg 3 - 1 )
  • Britton (27) Dobbie (32)
    Pratley (90)
  • Earnshaw (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:58 +4.58

Guy Moussi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore. Fabio Borini takes the free kick.

94:17 +4.17

Darren Pratley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

92:01 +2.01

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, save made by Dorus De Vries.

91:38 +1.38

Centre by Chris Cohen, Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Save made by Dorus De Vries. Darren Pratley gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 3 (3)-(1) 1 Nottm Forest.Dorus De Vries provided the assist for the goal.

90:44 +0.44

Centre by Robert Earnshaw, Angel Rangel makes a clearance. Corner taken by Lewis McGugan, save by Dorus De Vries.

90:10 +0.10

Shot by Robert Earnshaw from deep inside the area hits the post.

87:47

Albert Serran joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Sinclair.

87:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabio Borini on Chris Cohen. Direct free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

86:15

Nathan Dyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Radoslaw Majewski takes the free kick.

85:33

Shot from outside the box by Radoslaw Majewski goes wide right of the target.

84:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Boyd on Garry Monk. Direct free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

83:05

Luke Moore comes on in place of Joe Allen.

82:44

Centre by Chris Gunter.

82:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Robert Earnshaw. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

80:41

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Allen, Chris Gunter manages to make a clearance.

80:34

The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, clearance by Wes Morgan.

79:18

Robert Earnshaw grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 2 (2)-(1) 1 Nottm Forest.Radoslaw Majewski provided the assist for the goal.

78:56

Centre by Radoslaw Majewski, Dorus De Vries makes a save.

77:10

Robert Earnshaw comes on in place of David McGoldrick.

76:56

Effort from inside the area by Fabio Borini misses to the right of the target.

76:09

Foul by Chris Gunter on Fabio Borini, free kick awarded. Joe Allen delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

75:24

Short corner worked by Joe Allen.

74:42

The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter.

73:44

Shot by Scott Sinclair. Save made by Lee Camp.

73:00

Shot by Scott Sinclair from 20 yards. Save by Lee Camp.

71:19

David McGoldrick crosses the ball.

70:48

Drilled right-footed shot by Radoslaw Majewski. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

70:14

The referee blows for offside. Luke Chambers takes the indirect free kick.

69:55

Brendan Moloney delivers the ball, save by Dorus De Vries.

68:58

Lewis McGugan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

67:30

Marcus Tudgay goes off and Kris Boyd comes on.

66:14

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Allen from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Chris Gunter.

65:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Nathan Dyer. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

62:35

Unfair challenge on David McGoldrick by Garry Monk results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.

61:24

A cross is delivered by Scott Sinclair, Headed effort from close range by Darren Pratley goes wide left of the target. Radoslaw Majewski joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Tyson.

60:34

Centre by Angel Rangel, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

58:35

Darren Pratley on for Stephen Dobbie.

58:25

The ball is delivered by Marcus Tudgay.

57:02

Garry Monk challenges Nathan Tyson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick,

52:22

Foul by David McGoldrick on Stephen Dobbie, free kick awarded. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

49:12

Nathan Tyson crosses the ball, Marcus Tudgay produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

47:37

Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

46:43 +1.43

Leon Britton fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

45:54

David McGoldrick challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

43:26

Shot by Fabio Borini. Lee Camp makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Dobbie from the right by-line, save by Lee Camp.

38:31

The offside flag is raised against Scott Sinclair. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.

36:43

Marcus Tudgay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

34:29

Fabio Borini delivers the ball.

33:37

The ball is crossed by Lewis McGugan.

32:28

Goal scored by Stephen Dobbie from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 2 (2)-(0) 0 Nottm Forest.The assist for the goal came from Nathan Dyer.

31:16

Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Free kick crossed by Stephen Dobbie, clearance by David McGoldrick.

30:42

Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by David McGoldrick results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

29:19

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, save by Dorus De Vries.

29:03

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

27:54

Goal scored by Leon Britton from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Swansea 1 (1)-(0) 0 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Dobbie.

27:12

Short corner worked by Stephen Dobbie.

26:36

Nathan Tyson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

25:59

The ball is sent over by Angel Rangel.

24:52

Chris Gunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Chris Gunter shown a yellow card. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

23:31

Leon Britton fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

21:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brendan Moloney by Alan Tate. Chris Cohen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Dorus De Vries.

21:33

Brendan Moloney crosses the ball, clearance made by Garry Monk.

20:07

Effort on goal by Lewis McGugan from 18 yards. Save by Dorus De Vries.

18:14

Foul by Fabio Borini on Chris Gunter, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

17:53

Fabio Borini takes a shot.

16:16

The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, save made by Lee Camp.

15:40

Angel Rangel takes a shot.

15:07

Unfair challenge on Alan Tate by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Dobbie.

14:07

Marcus Tudgay fouled by Angel Rangel, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball, David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

12:27

Centre by Scott Sinclair.

11:33

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.

8:06

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Wes Morgan has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

7:32

A cross is delivered by Scott Sinclair, save by Lee Camp.

4:42

Shot by David McGoldrick from 18 yards.

3:53

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Dobbie, Brendan Moloney makes a clearance.

2:53

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Chambers.

2:35

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in.

0:57

The ball is swung over by Lewis McGugan.

Match Preview

Swans wait on Taylor appeal Swansea will only discover on Monday morning whether Neil Taylor will be available for their play-off semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest. The Swans have launched an appeal into his dismissal in the goalless first leg and an FAW hearing will take place just hours before the return clash at the Liberty Stadium, with Taylor facing a three-match suspension should the appeal be unsuccessful. Elsewhere, boss Brendan Rodgers has received a big boost ahead of the decisive sell-out encounter in south Wales. Influential on-loan Chelsea striker Fabio Borini is expected to be fit having limped off carrying a suspected hamstring injury at the City Ground, with the Italian returning to training on Sunday nursing only slight bruising. Fellow forward Craig Beattie has also recovered from a stomach bug which ruled him out of the first leg and could be on the bench. Forest boss Billy Davies could have a full-strength squad if midfielder Guy Moussi (calf) and striker Robbie Findley (thigh) recover from knocks. Both players missed the first leg at the City Ground but Davies is hopeful that at least one of them will be fit. Nathan Tyson looked lively after coming off the bench on Thursday night and he could come into the reckoning for a start. Fellow forwards David McGoldrick, Garath McCleary and Marcus Tudgay, midfielder Radoslaw Majewski and defender Joel Lynch are also options for Davies.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

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

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Match Report

Swans soar into play-off final Stephen Dobbie scored one and set up another as Swansea survived a late Nottingham Forest fightback to book their place in the npower Championship play-off final at Wembley with a 3-1 aggregate win. The attacking midfielder, who helped shoot down the Reds at the same stage 12 months ago while on loan at Blackpool, was the man sacrificed after just four minutes of a goalless first leg at the City Ground last Thursday following Neil Taylor's dismissal. But he proved worth his weight in gold - or at least the estimated #90million windfall for the team promoted to the Barclays Premier League on May 30 - in an open and electrifying encounter at a sold-out Liberty Stadium. David McGoldrick and Fabio Borini had already hit the crossbar at either end before Dobbie's short corner set up Leon Britton for a stunning 28th-minute opener, the Scot then added a well-worked second shortly after to give battling Forest a mountain to climb. Lewis McGugan's free-kick smacked the woodwork before former Cardiff striker Robert Earnshaw threw them an 80th-minute lifeline. And after Earnshaw dramatically hit a post in injury time, Darren Pratley sealed victory by finishing from inside his own half after Forest keeper Lee Camp had gone up for a corner. It is the East Midlands' side's fourth failed play-off attempt in nine seasons and a fourth for manager Billy Davies since 2005 having missed out twice with Preston and now with the Reds. The Swans, 28 years after their only brief spell in England's top flight, are looking to complete an astonishing six-year rise from the fourth tier and could now face a Wembley showdown with south Wales rivals Cardiff, who face Reading in the other semi-final on Tuesday night. Skipper Garry Monk was the only change to City manager Brendan Rodgers' XI, coming into defence as expected after Taylor's unsuccessful appeal against his first leg red card. Forest counterpart Davies brought in four new faces - McGoldrick, Marcus Tudgay, Nathan Tyson and fit-again Guy Moussi being the men called upon. Davies went over to rouse the Forest support 15 minutes prior to kick-off, yet there was an electric atmosphere bellowing from all quarters of the Liberty as the two teams took to the field. And it was the visitors who should have drawn first blood as early as the fifth minute, the unmarked McGoldrick clipping the top of the bar following a 40-yard run from pacy forward Tyson. Both sides were using their livewire attacking men to good effect and Angel Rangel was next to waste a clear-cut opening, the Spaniard fluffing his lines from eight yards. Swans then went even closer as Borini`s deflected strike off Wes Morgan smashed against the bar. Chances were coming at either end and the deadlock in the tie was finally broken in the 28th minute. Dobbie's short corner found Britton on the edge of the area, and the midfielder twice turned Tudgay inside out before planting an unstoppable shot into the far corner which left Camp stranded. And within five minutes it was 2-0 as Dobbie turned goalscorer, playing a one-two with Nathan Dyer before nutmegging Luke Chambers and firing low across Camp. Forest should have got a goal back within five minutes of the restart, Tudgay blazing over after another fine run from Tyson. They came even closer to finding a route back in when McGugan rifled his 20-yard free-kick against the bar. It was up to Forest to force the issue as the clash entered the final 25 minutes although City were dangerous on the counter. The visitors got the goal they craved - and deserved - 10 minutes from time through substitute Earnshaw, who drilled home Radoslaw Majewski's throughball. The striker then hit a post in injury time before Pratley coolly clinched matters from inside his own half with Camp miles out of his goal.

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