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  • Cotterill (35), Williams (48)
  • Date:2010-02-06
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:14659
  • Referee:Gibbs, P

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

90mins

The referee has booked Nathan Dyer.

89mins

Michael Hart is booked for unsporting behaviour.

87mins

Joe Allen is replaced by Andrea Orlandi.

82mins

Jon Parkin is booked for unsporting behaviour.

82mins

Darren Pratley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

79mins

David Cotterill is replaced by Thomas Butler.

72mins

Swansea are replacing Gorka Pintado with Shefki Kuqi.

64mins

Eddie Nolan is being taken off, Darren Carter has come on in his place.

62mins

Eddie Nolan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

54mins

Ross Wallace is booked for unsporting behaviour.

51mins

Neil Mellor is being taken off, Ross Wallace has come on in his place.

50mins

Keith Treacy is being taken off, Jon Parkin has come on in his place.

48mins

Goal!! Ashley Williams scores for Swansea.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by P Gibbs

35mins

Goal!! Swansea have scored with David Cotterill putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 1pm on Saturday, February 6th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Swansea face Preston at 1pm on Saturday, February 6th.


Match Report

Swansea City kept up their play-off charge with a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Preston North End at the Liberty Stadium.

David Cotterill and Ashley Williams found the net either side of half-time as the Swans completely outplayed their visitors.

There was no place in the Swans squad for Angel Rangel, while Gorka Pintado continued up front, leaving Shefki Kuqi on the bench.

Swansea went close in the 15th minute when Darren Pratley crossed to Pintado but his header glanced wide of the post when he was well placed.

Midway through the half Darren Pratley and Nathan Dyer combined to send the ball drifting across the danger area, but no-one was on hand to turn it into the net.

In the 28th minute there were shouts for a penalty when Dyer went down in the area following a challenge by Sean St Ledger and Andy Lonergan. The Preston keeper resumed after lengthy treatment to a facial injury.

The Swans took the lead in the 35th minute when Cotterill was brought down by Youl Mawene on the edge of the area. Cotterill took the free-kick himself and curled the ball over the wall and into the far corner with Lonergan hopeless.

No changes were made for the second half that began with Dyer streaking threw the Preston defence, only to send his right-foot shot spinning beyond the far post.

Three minutes after the break the Swans doubled their lead when Williams rose highest to head a Cotterill free-kick into the back of the net.

Joe Allen sent Lonergan sprawling to his right to push away a 25-yard drive as the home side kept up the pressure and in the 78th minute Cotterill rifled a shot against the post with the keeper beaten.

All three substitutes were used by the Swans but they couldn't add to their tally, although it was a very convincing victory.

Swansea City

Preston North End

Corners

53

Fouls

1222

Goal attempts

Shots off target

71

Offsides

16

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