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  • Date:26 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Beattie (1)
  • Nugent (42)
    Halford (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:43 +1.43

Nadir Ciftci comes on in place of John Utaka. The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Tate. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

89:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hermann Hreidarsson on Darren Pratley. Darren Pratley takes the direct free kick.

88:30

Hermann Hreidarsson on for Dave Kitson.

87:07

Liam Lawrence crosses the ball, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

86:27

Kemy Agustien challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Ward restarts play with the free kick.

84:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Joe Allen. Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.

83:57

The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.

83:14

Shot from 20 yards from Stephen Dobbie. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

81:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on David Nugent. Direct free kick taken by Joel Ward.

79:45

Dave Kitson fouled by Kemy Agustien, the ref awards a free kick. Joel Ward takes the free kick.

78:28

Shot by Kemy Agustien from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

77:09

Richard Hughes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Brown.

74:45

(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Cedric Van der Gun coming on for Craig Beattie. Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Aaron Mokoena produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar. Mark Gower leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Dobbie. Kemy Agustien joins the action as a substitute, replacing Albert Serran.

73:18

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line.

72:15

Joe Allen takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

71:35

Greg Halford concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

70:32

The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.

70:00

Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Allen.

68:09

The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

67:18

Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ashley Williams goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

66:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Nugent. Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by David Nugent.

65:00

Greg Halford grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Swansea 1-2 Portsmouth.Assist by Liam Lawrence.

64:05

Alan Tate challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

63:29

Scott Sinclair is caught offside. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

63:20

Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. Darren Pratley takes the direct free kick.

55:44

Liam Lawrence booked for dissent.

53:08

Centre by Nathan Dyer, clearance by Ricardo Rocha. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post. The ball is crossed by Mark Gower, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Craig Beattie misses to the right of the target.

49:14

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance by Albert Serran.

48:34

Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Angel Rangel results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.

47:57

Albert Serran challenges John Utaka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.

47:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the left by-line, Dave Kitson makes a clearance.

46:30

Ricardo Rocha crosses the ball.

46:18 +1.18

Liam Lawrence produces a cross, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

44:40

David Nugent is shown a yellow card. Ricardo Rocha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Gower from right channel.

42:03

A goal is scored by David Nugent from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 1-1 Portsmouth.Assist on the goal came from John Utaka.

39:47

Centre by John Utaka, Dave Kitson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

38:15

The referee gives a free kick against Mark Gower for handball. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Greg Halford.

37:14

Header by Craig Beattie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

35:47

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Scott Sinclair results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

34:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Utaka on Joe Allen. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.

32:04

Darren Pratley delivers the ball, clearance by Greg Halford.

29:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Beattie. Jamie Ashdown takes the indirect free kick.

26:50

Close range effort by Nathan Dyer misses to the left of the target.

24:03

Angel Rangel challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joel Ward.

23:26

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Mark Gower goes wide of the right-hand upright.

20:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Mark Gower. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

20:20

Darren Pratley has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

18:20

Greg Halford goes into the book. The ball is sent over by David Nugent. Liam Lawrence is penalised for a handball. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

16:34

Darren Pratley challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Brown takes the direct free kick.

15:49

Darren Pratley takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

15:32

Craig Beattie takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

14:19

Hayden Mullins challenges Craig Beattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Gower has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

12:17

Unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Mark Gower results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.

10:25

Nathan Dyer is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

9:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Alan Tate. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

7:13

John Utaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Mark Gower crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Greg Halford.

5:54

Mark Gower sends in a cross, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance. Mark Gower takes the inswinging corner, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

5:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Craig Beattie. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.

3:12

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries. Short corner worked by Liam Lawrence.

1:38

A goal is scored by Craig Beattie from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Portsmouth.Mark Gower provided the assist for the goal.

0:52

Effort on goal by Darren Pratley from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

The game begins.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Tate back for Swans Swansea`s Alan Tate is back in contention for the visit of Portsmouth while defensive partner Garry Monk is battling to prove his fitness ahead of the Liberty Stadium clash. Tate missed last weekend`s 1-1 draw at Doncaster as he served a one-match ban for accruing five bookings while skipper Monk was sidelined with a calf strain. He will be given as much time as possible to shake off the problem but should he not make it then vice-captain Tate will take back the captain`s armband from Ashley Williams, who led City out at the Keepmoat Stadium. Albert Serran or midfielder-turned-defender Kemy Agustien, who enjoyed time at the back against Doncaster, will again step in for Monk should he be forced to watch from the stands. Joel Ward is expected to keep his place in the Portsmouth side. The youngster should continue at left-back in place of Carl Dickinson, who serves the second match of a three-game ban for his recent red card against Doncaster. Hermann Hreidarsson is another option for manager Steve Cotterill, but the club do not want to risk rushing the fit-again Icelander back from his career-threatening Achilles injury. Cotterill was unable to add to his squad ahead of the loan deadline so he is likely to name an unchanged side again. Striker Danny Webber is still recovering from a cruciate injury and young midfielder Matt Ritchie has extended his loan at Swindon until January.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Williams
  • Alan Tate
  • Albert Serran
  • Darren Pratley
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower
  • Craig Beattie
  • SUBS
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • Neil Taylor
  • David Cotterill
  • Andrea Orlandi
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Kemy Agustien
  • Cedric Van der Gun

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Match Report

Halford cuts down Swans Greg Halford headed home a second-half winner as Portsmouth upset high-flying Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium to register their first win in five npower Championship matches. Halford, who scored the winner in Pompey's last away win in the league at Hull in October, ghosted into the Swansea penalty area unmarked in the 65th minute to finish off a neat set-piece move that had caught the home defence flat-footed. Swansea, who missed the chance to move level on points with Welsh rivals Cardiff, had raced into an early lead when Craig Beattie scored his first goal of the season in the second minute. But Pompey, who had taken only one point from their last four league matches, grew in stature as the first half wore on and David Nugent fired an equaliser two minutes before half-time. Swansea skipper Alan Tate returned from suspension and Scott Sinclair was recalled, while Portsmouth were unchanged from the side which lost at Barnsley last weekend. The Swans required a stoppage-time goal to snatch a point at Doncaster in their last match, but wasted little time forging an early lead after a trademark move down the right. Mark Gower supplied the cross and Beattie fired home a low finish into the bottom corner from 12 yards in the second minute. Portsmouth's response was almost immediate as Dave Kitson forced home goalkeeper Dorus De Vries to turn away his goalbound shot at full stretch two minutes later. Nathan Dyer squandered another golden chance for Swansea in the 27th minute and Beattie headed wide in the 38th, but Portsmouth came more into the game as the first half progressed and grabbed an equaliser two minutes before the break. John Utaka's fine through-ball opened up the home defence, sending Nugent racing clear on goal and the Pompey striker finished in clinical fashion from the edge of the area. Beattie headed another cross from Gower wide early in the second period, but Swansea found the visitors in determined mood, with Liam Lawrence pulling the strings in the Portsmouth midfield. Pompey, who had lost six times on their travels in the league this season, turned the game on its head in the 65th minute when Halford raced on to the end of a cleverly-worked free-kick involving Utaka and Lawrence to head home the latter's weighted cross into the bottom corner from six yards. Swansea went straight on the offensive and forced a series of corners from which Ashley Williams headed over the crossbar. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers sent on Stephen Dobbie and Kemy Agustien for Gower and Albert Serran with 15 minutes remaining, but Aaron Mokoena headed narrowly off target for the visitors, who sensed an unlikely win was in their grasp. Agustien's thumping drive whistled over the crossbar in the 79th minute and Dobbie fired straight at Ashdown soon after, but Pompey held firm for their first league win since a 2-1 home victory over Nottingham Forest at the end of October.

Form Guide

    WWWLWD
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • WWLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 5 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 12/05/1984
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 17/12/1983
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 13/02/1965
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 03/10/1964
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 21/04/1964
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 09/10/1963

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 8
  • S Dobbie 4
  • D Pratley 3
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • N Dyer 1
  • J Allen 1
  • A Rangel 1

Portsmouth

  • D Kitson 4
  • D Nugent 4
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • A Mokoena 1
  • JC Utaka 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • G Halford 1
  • J Ward 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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