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  • Date:27 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:19,938
Goal!

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94:03 +4.03

Joe Allen takes a shot. Wes Brown gets a block in.

91:04 +1.04

Jack Colback takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

89:54

Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Dobbie from the left by-line, Ashley Williams has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

89:30

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Neil Taylor gets a block in.

85:24

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Wickham. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

83:57

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

81:57

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Taylor. Craig Gardner shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

80:49

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Neil Taylor gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Kieran Richardson.

78:24

Phillip Bardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Stephen Dobbie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Dyer. Joe Allen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kemy Agustien. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

77:07

Effort from outside the penalty box by Scott Sinclair goes wide right of the goal.

75:53

John O'Shea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Asamoah Gyan goes off and Kieran Richardson comes on. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

71:18

Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

70:55

Corner taken short by Kemy Agustien.

69:14

Lee Cattermole goes off and Connor Wickham comes on. Ahmed Elmohamady on for Sebastian Larsson. Leroy Lita on for Wayne Routledge.

68:19

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

63:51

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kemy Agustien, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

62:08

Stephane Sessegnon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.

59:52

Danny Graham produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

59:00

Kemy Agustien is shown a yellow card.

58:17

Craig Gardner produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

55:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

55:18

The ball is delivered by Scott Sinclair.

54:50

Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.

54:01

Danny Graham takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

50:58

Nathan Dyer takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

49:56

Foul by Asamoah Gyan on Neil Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

48:49

Kemy Agustien takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Brown.

44:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Routledge on Sebastian Larsson. Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

42:33

Steven Caulker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

40:37

Headed effort from inside the area by Danny Graham misses to the left of the goal.

40:04

Corner taken by Neil Taylor from the right by-line, clearance made by Wes Brown.

37:41

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

35:43

Nathan Dyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson, save by Michel Vorm.

35:22

Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Blocked by Kemy Agustien.

32:46

Unfair challenge on Asamoah Gyan by Neil Taylor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

31:16

Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

29:41

John O'Shea challenges Scott Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

28:34

Corner taken by Kemy Agustien played to the near post, clearance by Lee Cattermole.

28:23

Danny Graham takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.

27:47

Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien. Kemy Agustien takes the free kick.

26:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Scott Sinclair. Phillip Bardsley restarts play with the free kick.

25:06

Headed effort on goal by Danny Graham from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

23:45

Nathan Dyer has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

23:23

Scott Sinclair takes a shot.

20:08

Shot by Kemy Agustien from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

16:49

Steven Caulker challenges Asamoah Gyan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.

14:58

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Angel Rangel gets a block in.

12:57

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sebastian Larsson.

12:44

Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

7:51

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

6:01

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

4:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kemy Agustien from the left by-line, Wes Brown makes a clearance.

1:18

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Taylor. Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by John O'Shea goes over the bar.

Match Preview

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Bruce

Sunderland

  • Michel Vorm
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Steven Caulker
  • Angel Rangel
  • Leon Britton
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Danny Graham
  • Kemy Agustien
  • SUBS
  • Jose Moreira
  • Alan Tate
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Leroy Lita
  • Luke Moore
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower

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Match Report

Swans fail to make chances count Swansea's inability to take their chances left them still awaiting their first Barclays Premier League goal and win as they drew 0-0 with Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium. Record signing Danny Graham headed their best chance wide when unmarked inside the box, while the striker also forced two fine saves from Simon Mignolet and Scott Sinclair stuck the crossbar. The Black Cats, also without a win, threatened through Asamoah Gyan early on but he fluffed their best chance when he miscontrolled a Jack Colback pass, while debutant John O'Shea hit the woodwork. The summer signing from Manchester United had shaken off a hamstring problem to give manager Steve Bruce a timely boost, while Craig Gardner made a first league start. Kieran Richardson and Ahmed Elmohamady dropped out of the side, while captain Lee Cattermole made his 150th Premier League appearance. Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers named the same XI that lined up against Wigan last weekend as both sides looked to bounce back following midweek Carling Cup disappointments. O'Shea almost opened his Sunderland account inside two minutes as he headed against the bar from a Sebastian Larsson corner, while Gyan fired wide after neat play by the Sweden international. Sunderland's positive start continued as Swans goalkeeper Michel Vorm was forced to make a smart stop to deny Gyan in the 13th minute after Stephane Sessegnon had played the Ghana striker in. Vorm was called into action again when a Steven Caulker backpass sold him short, and the Dutchman excelled again as he put in a well-timed tackle on Gyan. But Sinclair came so close to giving Swansea a 24th-minute lead as his 25-yard strike came back off the bar with Mignolet beaten, before Nathan Dyer headed narrowly wide. Sinclair's strike ignited a period of Swansea pressure and it took a superb Wes Brown block to deny Graham from an astute Leon Britton pass. The game had been simmering thanks to a series of niggly fouls and the first genuine flashpoint arrived as Cattermole went down holding his face after a tussle with Kemy Agustien, but referee Mark Halsey took no action against the Swansea player despite replays suggesting an elbow had caught the Black Cats midfielder. Graham then missed the best chance of the half as he headed wide from inside 12 yards with the goal at his mercy. Swansea picked up where they had left off with Dyer shooting over after Graham had disrupted the visitors' efforts to clear. The former Watford man was soon involved again as, from a deep Neil Taylor cross, he saw his header diverted wide by Mignolet. The Belgian goalkeeper then did just enough to deny Ashley Williams a free header as the pressure increased, while Graham curled wide from a Wayne Routledge through ball. The hosts could easily have been punished as an incisive Sunderland break found Gyan in acres of space, but the outstanding Vorm was again up to the task. The busy Graham shot straight at Mignolet while Sinclair blazed wildly over as the hosts desperately sought a winner. But they could not conjure up a goal in a frantic finale and will face daunting trips to Arsenal and Chelsea after the international break.

Form Guide

    LD
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • DL

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 19/03/1983
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 06/11/1982
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 20/02/1982
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 26/09/1981

Top Scorers

Swansea

    Sunderland

    • S Larsson 1

    Goals

    Swansea

      • Total goals 4
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    Sunderland

      • Total goals 5
      • Goals per game 1
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins

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