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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:17,584
  • Dobbie (29) Sinclair - pen (54)
    Dobbie (59) Britton (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90mins

A goal is scored by Leon Britton from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 4-0 Sheff Utd.Assist by Fabio Borini.

87mins

Stephen Dobbie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

85mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Maguire.

83mins

The official flags Lee Lucas offside. George Long takes the indirect free kick.

79mins

Mark Gower takes a shot. Save by George Long.

78mins

Scott Sinclair is caught offside. George Long takes the indirect free kick.

77mins

Lee Williamson fouled by Fabio Borini, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Long.

71mins

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Stephen Dobbie produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post. Matty Harriott comes on in place of Nick Montgomery.

69mins

Scott Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

67mins

Shot by Ashley Williams went wide of the left-hand post. Nathan Dyer leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Lucas.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Gower by Daniel Philliskirk results in a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

62mins

Rob Kozluk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. The referee shows Rob Kozluk a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Garry Monk coming on for Alan Tate. Mark Gower joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Allen. Stephen Dobbie takes the free kick.

61mins

Daniel Philliskirk replaces Jordan Slew.

61mins

Nick Montgomery is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

60mins

Stephen Dobbie fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 3-0 Sheff Utd.Assist by Fabio Borini.

58mins

Foul by Nick Montgomery on Fabio Borini, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Terry Kennedy coming on for Joe Mattock.

54mins

The referee penalises Shane Lowry for handball. Shane Lowry is shown a red card for deliberate handball. Scott Sinclair scores a placed penalty. Swansea 2-0 Sheff Utd.

54mins

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Lowry.

52mins

Lee Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Booking for Lee Williamson for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Dobbie produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

51mins

Foul by Michael Doyle on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Dobbie.

46mins

Fabio Borini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Free kick taken by Rob Kozluk.

43mins

Shot by Scott Sinclair from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

42mins

Corner taken by Stephen Dobbie, clearance made by Nick Montgomery.

40mins

Stephen Dobbie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

39mins

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Doyle goes over the bar.

38mins

Alan Tate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Slew. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.

36mins

Short corner worked by Stephen Dobbie.

35mins

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by George Long.

34mins

Alan Tate concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Slew. Joe Mattock takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Foul by Rob Kozluk on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Stephen Dobbie grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Sheff Utd.

28mins

Rob Kozluk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.

25mins

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn, save made by Dorus De Vries.

24mins

Lee Williamson takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.

23mins

Jordan Slew challenges Alan Tate unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

22mins

Nathan Dyer has an effort at goal. Save made by George Long.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Michael Doyle. Joe Allen restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Shot on goal by Leon Britton from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

16mins

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Shane Lowry gets a block in.

16mins

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Lowry.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Lee Williamson. Rob Kozluk takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Michael Doyle has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

12mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Fabio Borini. Nick Montgomery takes the free kick.

10mins

The official flags Fabio Borini offside. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Joe Allen. George Long takes the free kick.

2mins

Joe Allen takes a short corner.

2mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by George Long.

Match Preview

Monk set for Swans return Swansea are set to welcome back Garry Monk to their ranks for the visit of relegated Sheffield United. The Swans skipper missed last weekend`s 2-0 victory at Millwall, the club`s first away win in six attempts, with a stomach bug he is expected to be okay this time around. Fellow defender Albert Serran sustained a minor dead leg having come on as an 82nd-minute substitute at The Den and will be assessed. Otherwise, manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to have a fully-fit squad at his disposal and will be reluctant to make too many changes as he looks to finish the regular season with momentum going into the play-offs. Swans can also still close the two-point gap on third-placed Cardiff, who travel to Burnley, while defeat for City and victory for Reading at home to Derby would see the club slip to fifth and face the crucial second leg of their play-off away from the Liberty Stadium. Winger Scott Sinclair could again start on the bench as Rodgers looks to protect him from burnout, while the Swans boss must also decide whether to reinstate Fabio Borini to his starting XI with the on-loan Chelsea forward also named among the substitutes last Saturday due to an ankle knock. Sheffield United manager Micky Adams will include three more teenagers in his squad. Adams, whose side were relegated following last week's derby draw with Barnsley, has already blooded 18-year-olds Harry Maguire, a central defender, and striker Jordan Slew in recent weeks and will now take a look at three members of the club's FA Youth Cup team, which takes on Manchester United in the final on May 17. Goalkeeper George Long, a regular on the bench during the second half of the season, is hoping to make his first appearance, as are midfielder Matt Harriott and centre-half Terry Kennedy. All three are aged 18. Ched Evans misses out due to ankle ligament damage, Daniel Bogdanovic (ankle) is not ready, fellow striker Darius Henderson is ruled out due to a hamstring problem and midfielder David McAllister (calf) is still sidelined.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 451Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Alan Tate
  • Angel Rangel
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Joe Allen
  • Leon Britton
  • Fabio Borini
  • SUBS
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • Darren Pratley
  • Andrea Orlandi
  • Garry Monk
  • Luke Moore
  • Mark Gower
  • Lee Lucas

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Match Report

Forest date for third-placed Swans Swansea convincingly saw off 10-man Sheffield United 4-0 to leapfrog Cardiff into third place on the final day of the npower Championship season and set up a play-off semi-final showdown with Nottingham Forest. Swans went into the game knowing they had no chance of automatic promotion after champions QPR received no points deduction from the Football Association, a decision which it is understood Swans chairman Huw Jenkins will take no further action against despite the possibility of appeal. What is for sure after months of uncertainty, is that City will now head into the play-offs in confident mood after today's deserved victory, boasting the crucial second leg at the Liberty Stadium and the possibility of a south Wales showdown with Cardiff, who now face Reading. Stephen Dobbie opened the scoring on the half hour with a free-kick whipped in at pace from an acute angle which evaded everyone. Blades defender Shane Lowry then saw red for handling Scott Sinclair's goalbound effort on the line, with the England Under-21 winger stepping up to score his 24th goal of the season from the spot. Dobbie then grabbed his second of the afternoon and Leon Britton rounded matters off late on against his former club, to leave a youthful and relegated United second from bottom in the final standings on goal difference. City boss Brendan Rodgers made two changes to his XI, restoring star names Sinclair and Fabio Borini after they were rested for last weekend's impressive 2-0 win at Millwall. Blades counterpart Micky Adams - who spent 13 days as Swans boss in 1997 - made three changes to his line-up, most notably handing a debut to goalkeeper George Long. And the 17-year-old, a star of the club's successful FA Youth Cup side, was called upon after just 70 seconds to turn Dobbie's snap-shot around a post. The hosts looked most likely to break the deadlock and, at the end of a well-worked move, Sinclair saw two shots blocked before Nathan Dyer then fired over the crossbar. Long again produced another great save from Dyer before Lee Williamson, played in by Stephen Quinn, wasted a clear-cut chance to hand United the lead, seeing his shot turned out by Dorus de Vries. That could have changed the complexion of the clash but, instead, it was left for Dobbie to strike first after 30 minutes with a set-piece wide from the left. Sinclair and Dobbie both missed chances to extend the lead before the break, but it did not take long after the restart to do so. Sinclair's shot was deliberately blocked by the hand of Lowry, who saw red for his actions, and the former Chelsea winger stepped up to stroke home the resulting penalty. It was 3-0 on the hour as Dobbie rounded off a sweeping move which involved Swans centre-back Ashley Williams. Williams was in the mood and his stunning effort from distance came agonisingly close. The final 20 minutes were played out amid an end-of-season tempo, with United boss Adams handing valuable game time to youngsters Terry Kennedy, Daniel Philliskirk and Matty Harriott as the club prepare for life in League One alongside city rivals Sheffield Wednesday. But there was still time for Britton to add a well-taken fourth in the 90th minute.

Form Guide

    WDLDWW
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • LLLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 18/12/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 24/04/2010
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 26/09/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 25/04/2009
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 13/12/2008
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 04/02/1961

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 12
  • D Pratley 9
  • S Dobbie 7
  • F Borini 6
  • C Beattie 4
  • A Williams 3
  • L Moore 3
  • M Gower 2
  • N Dyer 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • T Priskin 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 8
  • M Yeates 5
  • R Cresswell 4
  • M Lowton 4
  • L Williamson 3
  • D Henderson 2
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • J Slew 2
  • R Kozluk 1
  • B Riise 1
  • S Quinn 1
  • D McAllister 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 65
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 44
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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