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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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92:58 +2.58

The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin.

91:51 +1.51

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

90:13 +0.13

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

89:38

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

86:09

Mark Gower takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

85:12

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

84:58

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

84:43

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

84:00

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

80:59

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.

80:03

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

79:46

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

79:08

A cross is delivered by Albert Serran.

77:36

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

73:45

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

72:17

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

70:23

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

69:45

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

67:47

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

66:18

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

65:34

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

64:04

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.

63:17

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

62:36

Jon Parkin on for Paul Hayes.

60:59

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

60:25

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

60:14

Centre by Nathan Dyer.

59:38

Centre by Matthew James, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

58:46

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

55:05

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

53:33

Scott Sinclair sends in a cross.

53:04

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

51:50

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

50:58

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

50:46

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

50:07

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

48:31

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

46:37

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.

46:23

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Davidson.

46:07

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

45:52

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

45:08 +0.08

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

45:01

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

44:47

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

43:48

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

42:10

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.

41:37

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

39:52

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.

39:22

Corner from right by-line taken by David Cotterill.

37:03

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

35:57

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

34:44

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

32:14

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

31:56

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

30:04

David Cotterill decides to take the corner short.

28:49

Centre by Scott Sinclair.

27:32

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

23:25

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

22:05

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.

21:41

David Cotterill takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

20:43

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

19:44

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

17:47

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

15:55

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

15:34

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

15:28

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

14:21

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

13:29

Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Mayor.

12:04

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

11:29

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

10:46

Corner from left by-line taken by Keith Treacy.

8:23

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

7:40

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

5:47

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

5:01

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

4:38

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

1:34

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

0:45

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.

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