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Michael O'Connor challenges Neil Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley. Nathan Dyer goes off and Albert Serran comes on.
Foul by Rob Jones on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Garry Monk takes the free kick.
Rob Jones on for Chris Dagnall. Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on David Mirfin. Michael O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.
Bobby Grant on for Sam Togwell.
Goal scored by Stephen Dobbie from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 2-0 Scunthorpe.Assist on the goal came from Mark Gower.
Scott Sinclair grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Scunthorpe.The assist for the goal came from David Cotterill.
Effort on goal by Darren Pratley from 18 yards. Blocked by Eddie Nolan. Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael O'Connor makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Garry Monk by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
Sam Togwell takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Tate. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Shot by Stephen Dobbie from 12 yards. Blocked by Josh Wright.
David Cotterill is brought on as a substitute for Joe Allen. Jonathan Forte is caught offside. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
Scott Sinclair produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Joe Murphy. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.
Effort from 25 yards by Josh Wright. Blocked by Alan Tate. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Wright, Neil Taylor makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cliff Byrne by Scott Sinclair. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gower, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
Martyn Woolford is brought on as a substitute for Michael Collins.
Shot by Mark Gower. Save by Joe Murphy.
Stephen Dobbie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Frank Nouble.
Foul by Jonathan Forte on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Mark Gower, Scott Sinclair has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Wright on Joe Allen. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.
Darren Pratley decides to take the corner short. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, save by Joe Murphy.
Cliff Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Scott Sinclair takes the free kick.
Frank Nouble is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Darren Pratley has an effort at goal. Save made by Joe Murphy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Dyer on Eddie Nolan. Eddie Nolan delivers the ball, Cliff Byrne has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Michael O'Connor challenges Frank Nouble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Sinclair produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Sam Togwell. Nathan Dyer takes the free kick.
Scott Sinclair fouled by Cliff Byrne, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.
Darren Pratley challenges Josh Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael O'Connor. The official flags Eddie Nolan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
Scott Sinclair has a drilled shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
Jonathan Forte has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Effort from the edge of the box by Michael Collins goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Josh Wright by Joe Allen results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Eddie Nolan. Joe Allen is cautioned.
The referee blows for offside against Nathan Dyer. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
The referee penalises Jonathan Forte for handball. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick. Michael Collins goes into the referee's book for persistent infringement.
Nathan Dyer produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Josh Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Free kick taken by Darren Pratley.
Nathan Dyer handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Joe Allen takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Mark Gower decides to take a short corner, Joe Allen sends in a cross, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.
Michael Collins fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael O'Connor, clearance made by Ashley Williams.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell by Frank Nouble. Direct free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte by Garry Monk results in a free kick. Michael O'Connor takes the direct free kick. Garry Monk goes into the referee's book. Cliff Byrne takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Frank Nouble. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
Darren Pratley is ruled offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Cliff Byrne. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick. Darren Pratley has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Corner taken by Mark Gower, Ashley Williams takes a shot.
Frank Nouble produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
Michael O'Connor takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Darren Pratley manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Darren Pratley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Garry Monk. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael O'Connor, save by Dorus De Vries.
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Murphy.
The match has kicked off.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The second half has started.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Nouble set for debut
Frank Nouble is in line for his Swansea debut against managerless Scunthorpe having arrived in south Wales on a three-month loan deal.
The West Ham striker, who completed his switch on Friday morning, provides a much-needed boost to Brendan Rodgers` forward line with Craig Beattie (calf) and Gorka Pintado (shoulder) sidelined and Shefki Kuqi on loan at Derby.
Defenders Angel Rangel (thigh) and Ferrie Bodde (knee) continue to miss out, with the former expected to return to light training over the weekend and the latter still a long-term absentee, along with midfielder Tom Butler (thigh).
City will be looking to maintain their 100% record at the Liberty Stadium this term having won all four games on home soil in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and conceding just one in the process.
That came in Tuesday`s 2-1 triumph over Coventry in which Darren Pratley returned from suspension to head home the opener.
Scunthorpe caretaker manager Ian Baraclough will check on the fitness of defender Rob Jones.
Centre-back Jones missed Tuesday's stunning 4-0 win at Sheffield United due to a knee injury but is expected to be fit for the Liberty Stadium clash.
Yet Niall Canavan proved a more than able deputy in the heart of the defence at Bramall Lane and could now keep his place against the Swans.
Baraclough, who could land the job on a permanent basis, said: "Who's going to take Niall Canavan's shirt off him after a performance like that?"
Winger Garry Thompson remains sidelined with a groin injury and on-loan Brighton left-back Jim McNulty is also expected to miss out again with an ankle problem.
Swans take flight
Scott Sinclair and substitute Stephen Dobbie scored late goals as Swansea edged out Scunthorpe 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
Sinclair broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute and Dobbie added a second two minutes later to give the hosts their fourth successive home win.
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers gave a debut to rookie striker Frank Nouble, 18, after he signed on loan from West Ham on Friday.
It was the only change to the Swans' starting line-up, with Dobbie dropping to the bench.
Scunthorpe were unchanged from the side that recorded a thumping 4-0 victory at Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Swansea went close in the fifth minute when Sinclair hit a right-footed shot from 18 yards which drew a smart save from Scunthorpe goalkeeper Joe Murphy.
Seven minutes later the Swans threatened again as Nouble engineered the space to hit a right-footed shot from 12 yards which flashed narrowly wide.
Moments later the hosts went closer still when an inswinging corner from Mark Gower was greeted by defender Ashley Williams, whose firm header crashed against the crossbar.
Swansea midfielder Darren Pratley then fired a 25-yard shot just wide as the hosts continued to build up a head of steam.
Scunthorpe, buoyed by their thumping win at Bramall Lane in midweek, gradually gained a foothold on proceedings.
In the 18th minute, Cliff Byrne drilled in a fierce right-footed shot from 20 yards which drew a fine block by Williams.
In the 34th minute, Swansea`s Joe Allen fired over the crossbar from 25 yards and then Nathan Dyer hit an 18-yard shot wide.
Genuine chances were few but the visitors threatened on the stroke of half-time when Jonathan Forte drilled a left-footed shot wide from 12 yards out.
Sinclair went close for Swansea but Byrne threatened for Scunthorpe five minutes after the restart with another strike from distance.
Shortly after the hour mark, Swansea carved out an opening when Forte fouled home defender Alan Tate and Mark Gower flighted in a dangerous free-kick.
The ball fell to Sinclair, but he volleyed a left-footed shot wide from six yards out.
Nouble was withdrawn in the 65th minute and replaced by Dobbie, but Scunthorpe continued to hold firm.
That ended in the 83rd minute when Swansea made the breakthrough thanks to Sinclair, who connected with a cross from substitute David Cotterill and fired home right-footed from six yards.
And Dobbie made sure of victory with five minutes remaining when he collected a pass from Gower and drilled the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards out.
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