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The referee blows for the end of the match.
The ball is sent over by Jonathan de Guzman.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Nathan Dyer.
Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
Clearance made by Valentin Roberge.
Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jozy Altidore.
Jozy Altidore takes a weak shot and went wide right of the target.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Jozy Altidore coming on for Steven Fletcher.
Wayne Routledge goes off and Alejandro Pozuelo comes on.
Header by Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico goes to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman. Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico scores with a header. Swansea 4-0 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Jonathan de Guzman.
Miguel Michu heads at goal. Fine finger tip save by Keiren Westwood.
Shot by Fabio Borini. Michel Vorm catches the ball.
Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.
Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cattermole.
Alvaro Vazquez replaces Wilfried Bony.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan de Guzman.
Foul by Fabio Borini on Jordi Amat, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Valentin Roberge.
The referee blows for offside.
Foul by Lee Cattermole on Miguel Michu, free kick awarded.
Jonathan de Guzman restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman by Jack Colback results in a free kick.
Clearance by Chico.
Neil Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ondrej Celustka.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Leon Britton.
Craig Gardner makes a clearance.
Jonathan de Guzman has an effort at goal.
The offside flag is raised against Fabio Borini.
Jack Colback on for Emanuele Giaccherini.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Fabio Borini coming on for Adam Johnson.
Angel Rangel challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jonathan de Guzman grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Swansea 2-0 Sunderland.Wayne Routledge provided the assist for the goal.
Phil Bardsley puts the ball into their own goal. Swansea 1-0 Sunderland.
Angel Rangel takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
Chico Chico challenges Steven Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Wilfried Bony has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Angel Rangel produces a cross.
Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Ondrej Celustka.
Miguel Michu takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Ben Davies goes off and Neil Taylor comes on.
A cross is delivered by Miguel Michu.
Unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Wayne Routledge results in a free kick.
The referee gets the second half started.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.
Chico Chico gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson.
Shot by Phil Bardsley cleared the target.
The ball is swung over by Emanuele Giaccherini.
The ball is crossed by Ben Davies.
Wilfried Bony has a headed effort at goal. John O'Shea gets a block in.
Free kick crossed by Jonathan de Guzman.
The referee cautions Valentin Roberge for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Valentin Roberge on Miguel Michu.
Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Miguel Michu by Valentin Roberge results in a free kick.
Clearance by Phil Bardsley.
Leon Britton concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini.
Jonathan de Guzman shoots direct from the free kick and goes right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Wilfried Bony.
Shot by Wayne Routledge. Blocked by Valentin Roberge.
Foul by Steven Fletcher on Chico, free kick awarded.
Jordi Amat takes the free kick.
The official flags Steven Fletcher offside.
Leon Britton takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson.
Angel Rangel makes a clearance.
Centre by Angel Rangel.
Lee Cattermole fouled by Miguel Michu, the ref awards a free kick.
Steven Fletcher fouled by Jordi Amat, the ref awards a free kick.
Chico Chico takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Fletcher.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson.
Angel Rangel concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson.
Jordi Amat manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Phil Bardsley results in a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer.
Valentin Roberge takes the free kick.
Lee Cattermole fouled by Wilfried Bony, the ref awards a free kick.
Valentin Roberge makes a clearance.
The referee gets the match started.
De Guzman demands Swans victory
Jonathan de Guzman feels gaining three points against Sunderland is "mandatory" for Swansea as they look to claim a first Barclays Premier League home win since March.
Good home form has been a key foundation in Swansea's two full seasons in the Premier League, helping them to 11th and ninth-place finishes and allowing them to take points off Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
But, since beating Newcastle just a week after last season's Capital One Cup triumph at Wembley, they have gone eight league games at the Liberty Stadium without a win.
Those fixtures have included facing Arsenal (twice), Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool, but De Guzman wants that sequence to come to an end against Gus Poyet's Black Cats.
"It will be difficult as we have lost our last two Premier League games," he said. "But it is a game we should win, we are at home and three points is mandatory.
"We have been playing well we have just lacked goals at the crucial moment, it was like that at Southampton, we created a lot of chances but didn't score, hopefully our fans can help us change that on Saturday.
"We have had a number of difficult sides to play at home, but we had good results here last season and we can do so again.
"We haven't won here for a while but beating Sunderland would set a different tone for the games ahead."
The Liberty Stadium contest will be Poyet's first game in charge of the visitors since he succeeded Paolo Di Canio.
De Guzman expects the Uruguayan's arrival to make a difference, but knows how important the game is for his own side, who are currently above the relegation zone on goal difference.
"He is very different to their previous manager so there may be a different philosophy but we have to keep playing our football and the points will come from there," said De Guzman.
"It's never easy for players or the coach coming in but it is a fresh new start for them and they will be looking forward to it and hope it is a positive move.
"But this is one of the most important weeks of our season. It will be great start if we win this week and fine motivation for our next two games against Kuban Krasnodar and West Ham.
"We have trained well and have some injured players back."
De Guzman is among those returning from injury after the midfielder suffered a groin injury which kept him out of Holland's meetings with Hungary and Turkey.
Swansea captain Ashley Williams will again be missing. The defender is still on the sidelines due to an ankle ligament injury, while left-back Ben Davies is a doubt as a result of the hamstring injury he picked up against Southampton.
But Michel Vorm (hand) and Pablo Hernandez (hamstring) are set to feature after overcoming their various ailments.
Gus Poyet has ordered Sunderland to believe as they attempt to drag themselves out of Barclays Premier League trouble.
The 45-year-old Uruguayan will send his team out for the first time at Swansea on Saturday still awaiting a first league win of the season and already six points adrift of safety.
Six defeats and a single draw in their opening seven fixtures have made for a demoralising start and served to catapult former manager Paolo Di Canio through the exit door at the Stadium of Light.
However, replacement Poyet is convinced there is enough quality within the dressing room to get the Black Cats out of trouble, and his first mission will be to persuade the players that is the case.
He said: "I have no doubt. The idea is to believe. The key is to convince the players. They are the ones who need to feel on the pitch that they have got a chance to win the game.
"It's well-known in football that when you are at the bottom, you get no luck, no help, everything goes against you. We need to expect that, we need to be ready for that.
"Whatever happens, it doesn't matter. We need to keep believing that this is the way. I am responsible for that. The key is that they are convinced and they believe that is possible. We will see."
The former Brighton manager is relishing what lies ahead and insists he will not be looking for excuses if events do not unfold as he would like them to straight away, having only had the opportunity to work with his full squad for the first time on Thursday.
He said: "I am happy and looking forward to it. In the situation we are in, I am not going to make any excuses. I am going to take whatever comes.
"This is where we are, we cannot complain. I am not going to be saying we have only had nine days or 10 days. Remind me if I say that after the game.
"But it's true, I cannot complain. I wanted to take this opportunity and be here, so now I cannot change. This is where we are.
"I hope we can show that things are going to work better. The players, they are good. We are trying to make sure that they are not confused by too many changes.
"The quicker they adapt, the better for everyone."
Poyet will have a virtually full squad from which to choose this weekend with Phil Bardsley, Wes Brown and Steven Fletcher all back in contention, although midfielder Ki Sung-yueng will miss out under the terms of his loan agreement with Swansea.
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