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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Dobbie (22) Pratley (39)
    Dyer (42) Cotterill - pen (55)
Goal!

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93mins

The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin.

92mins

Ashley Williams produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

91mins

The official flags Billy Jones offside. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin. Craig Morgan takes the indirect free kick.

87mins

Mark Gower takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

86mins

Joshua King takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

85mins

Keith Treacy produces a right-footed shot from close range and hits the post.

85mins

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save.

84mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Gower, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.

81mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Sinclair. Scott Sinclair goes off and Andrea Orlandi comes on. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

81mins

Close range shot by Joshua King goes wide of the left-hand post.

80mins

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

80mins

A cross is delivered by Albert Serran.

78mins

Shot from close range by Scott Sinclair misses to the right of the goal.

74mins

Shot on goal by Nathan Dyer from just inside the area goes over the target.

73mins

Foul by Joe Allen on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew James.

71mins

Angel Rangel leaves the field to be replaced by Albert Serran.

70mins

The referee blows for offside. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

67mins

Foul by Callum Davidson on Angel Rangel, free kick awarded. Callum Davidson booked. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Adam Barton. Free kick taken by Adam Barton.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry, Foul by Jon Parkin on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Joe Allen comes on in place of David Cotterill. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

64mins

Joshua King has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

63mins

Jon Parkin on for Paul Hayes.

61mins

David Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.

61mins

Stephen Dobbie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

61mins

Centre by Nathan Dyer.

60mins

Centre by Matthew James, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Parry by Alan Tate. David Gray takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Nathan Dyer fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by David Cotterill. Swansea 4-0 Preston.

54mins

Scott Sinclair sends in a cross.

54mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

52mins

Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, Alan Tate makes a clearance.

51mins

Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy to the near post, clearance made by Mark Gower.

51mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Parry, save made by Dorus De Vries.

51mins

Callum Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

The referee penalises Alan Tate for handball. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

47mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, Ashley Williams challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Davidson.

47mins

Darren Pratley takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

46mins

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

46mins

Shot from just outside the area by Matthew James misses to the left of the target.

46mins

Joshua King on for Chris Brown. (Preston) makes a substitution, with Paul Parry coming on for Danny Mayor.

45mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Mayor, clearance made by Garry Monk.

44mins

Paul Hayes is ruled offside. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.

43mins

Stephen Dobbie delivers the ball, A goal is scored by Nathan Dyer from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 3-0 Preston.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Dobbie.

42mins

David Gray fouled by Darren Pratley, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

40mins

Darren Pratley finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Preston.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Williams.

40mins

Corner from right by-line taken by David Cotterill.

38mins

The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, David Gray manages to make a clearance.

36mins

Foul by Craig Morgan on David Cotterill, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from David Cotterill.

35mins

Mark Gower challenges Danny Mayor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right channel.

33mins

Garry Monk fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, save by Andy Lonergan.

31mins

David Cotterill decides to take the corner short.

29mins

Centre by Scott Sinclair.

28mins

Billy Jones fouled by Stephen Dobbie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

24mins

Darren Pratley takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

23mins

A goal is scored by Stephen Dobbie from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Preston.

22mins

David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

21mins

Shot by David Cotterill from just outside the area goes over the net.

20mins

The ball is crossed by Danny Mayor, save made by Dorus De Vries.

18mins

Nathan Dyer fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Cotterill, clearance made by David Gray.

16mins

Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from just inside the area clears the bar.

16mins

Keith Treacy produces a cross, save by Dorus De Vries.

16mins

David Gray produces a cross, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Craig Morgan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

14mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Mayor.

13mins

Paul Hayes has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

12mins

Nathan Dyer delivers the ball, Header by Darren Pratley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

11mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Keith Treacy.

9mins

Centre by Danny Mayor, Dorus De Vries makes a save.

8mins

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

6mins

David Cotterill takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Hayes manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Short corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line.

5mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

2mins

Foul by Nathan Dyer on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Scott Sinclair fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.

The referee starts the match.

The second half has started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Sinclair set for Swans bow Record signing Scott Sinclair is expected to make his Swansea debut as Preston visit the Liberty Stadium. The winger arrived from Chelsea earlier this week but was not included in Tuesday night`s 3-0 Carling Cup triumph over Barnet. Wales senior internationals Ashley Williams and David Cotterill missed the encounter but will return against North End, as will David Cornell, Jazz Richards, Daniel Alfei, Neil Taylor and Shaun MacDonald who were away on duty with Wales Under-21s. Right-back Angel Rangel is also likely to return having missed the first two games of the season with a thigh injury aggravated in the warm-up against Hull on the opening weekend. Joe Allen made his return against the Bees after completing his recovery from a shoulder operation and should be involved again this weekend. However, strikers Gorka Pintado (shoulder) and Craig Beattie (calf) and midfielders Ferrie Bodde (knee) and Tom Butler (thigh) miss out. Preston boss Darren Ferguson is set to welcome back Sean St Ledger and Jon Parkin to his squad. Defender St Ledger has recovered from a hamstring strain and striker Parkin is back to fitness after missing much of the pre-season with a similar injury problem. Midfielder Barry Nicholson remains a long-term absentee but Ferguson has no other major problems for the trip to south Wales. Meanwhile, North End have confirmed they will not be following up their interest in Belgian-Congolese striker Patrick Dimbala. Dimbala has been on trial with the Lilywhites over the last month but Ferguson said: "We had a look at Patrick Dimbala and we won't be taking that any further."

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Preston

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Williams
  • Garry Monk
  • Alan Tate
  • David Cotterill
  • Darren Pratley
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Mark Gower
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • SUBS
  • David Cornell
  • Neil Taylor
  • Andrea Orlandi
  • Cedric Van der Gun
  • Albert Serran
  • Joe Allen
  • Shefki Kuqi

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Match Report

Preston pummelled by sizzling Swans Swansea romped to a comfortable 4-0 victory over a poor Preston side thanks to three first-half goals in manager Brendan Rodgers' first home npower Championship game in charge. The lively Stephen Dobbie, who spent the second half of last season helping Blackpool win promotion, opened the scoring with a well-taken finish in the 23rd minute. Darren Pratley pounced from David Cotterill's corner to grab a second goal, displaying his stated desire to focus on his football after a turbulent couple of weeks regarding his future. Nathan Dyer then added a third before the break after a well-worked move. It got no better for North End in the second half as Cotterill, who impressed in midfield, added a fourth from the penalty spot for a Swansea side who saw a severe lack of goals derail their promotion bid last term. The victory and manner of the performance would certainly have delighted Rodgers who watched his side go down 2-0 at Hull last weekend. In stark contrast, opposite number Darren Ferguson will have been furious with the way in which Preston have lost their opening two league games for the first time since 1989/90. Scott Sinclair, a midweek record signing from Chelsea, enjoyed a superb Swansea debut on the wing while Premier League target Angel Rangel returned at right-back after a thigh injury. Ferguson made just one change to the starting XI after the 2-0 loss at home to Doncaster on the opening day, with midfielder Adam Barton coming in for Darel Russell. A moving minute's silence was observed prior to kick-off in honour of Swansea striker Besian Idrizaj who passed away over the summer following a heart attack at the age of just 22. The 14,010 inside the Liberty Stadium witnessed an end-to-end opening quarter in which Swansea midfielder Cotterill almost broke the deadlock when his drive rebounded off a post. But City fans did not have to wait long for the opener as, within a matter of seconds, Alan Tate regained possession and fed Dobbie who fired into the bottom corner from a central position just inside the penalty area. North End were second best after the opener as the hosts gained the upper hand and it was 2-0 in the 40th minute. Cotterill's corner was flicked on by Garry Monk and then Ashley Williams before Pratley punished the visitors' woeful defending by finishing from close range. And the game was over as a contest before half-time as Cotterill found Dobbie with a reverse pass and he squared the ball across the face of goal for Dyer to convert from six yards. Preston boss Ferguson must have dished out hairdryer treatment more associated with his father at the interval as his side emerged for the second half well ahead of their hosts. But it seemed to make little difference as Swansea went close to adding a fourth goal within a minute of the restart through Sinclair, Pratley and then Dyer. Yet the fourth was soon on its way as Keith Treacy brought down Dyer in the penalty area and Cotterill converted the resulting spot-kick. Swansea went in search of a fifth, occasionally leaving the visitors free to attack - Treacy hit a post in the closing stages - but the goal glut was over, leaving North End still waiting for their first victory at Swansea since 1963.

possession


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