Saturday February 26, 2011 Day 34 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 3 - 0 Leeds United

  • Sinclair 13’, 55’ (pen.)
  • Moore 72’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Leeds United
    • 90+2' The final whistle goes, and a very impressive win for Swansea sends them just two points behind leaders QPR!
    • 90+2' Somma brings the ball down with a great first touch but his strike from range fizzes over the bar.
    • 90' Two minutes of added time are signalled.
    • 88' Referee Phil Dowd may as well blow the final whistle now. Leeds showing little interest in scoring at this stage, and who can blame them?
    • 86' The 19,309-strong crowd here today is a record attendance at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 85' Plenty of 'Oles' ring around the Liberty stadium as Swansea casually play the ball among themselves. Make no mistake, this is a big win, both the Swansea themselves and the Championship promotion race as a whole.
    • 83' Gradel and Paynter combine to work the ball across for Watt to strike... Fired low and just wide of the far post! Decent effort from the substitute.
    • 82' The corner whizzes across the box but no one can get a telling touch to it.
    • 81' Leeds win a corner. Gradel rushes to take it but there isn't as much urgency among his team-mates.
    • 80' Swansea substitution: Craig Beattie replaces Moore.
    • 78' Leeds look to have all but checked out now, but Swansea still want more.
    • 76' Swansea substitution: Leon Britton replaces Dobbie.
    • 74' Leeds substitutions: Billy Paynter and Ben Parker replace McCartney and Snodgrass.
    • 73' That's Moore's second goal in two home games for Swansea.
    • 72' GOAL!! Great third goal for Swansea, and it's all over! Luke Moore backheels back to Dobbie, who slips in a great return pass and Moore caresses the ball the ball past Schmeichel and it trickles into the net!
    • 71' Snodgrass sends a well-weighted thorugh ball down the middle for Somma to chase, but de Vries is off his line quickly to gather it.
    • 69' Sinclair flicks the ball through the legs of Lichaj and rolls past him with ease! He lines up a shot from the edge of the box... lfashed wide with Scmeichel at full stretch! Great stuff.
    • 69' McCartney fouls Dyer again on the wing again! He was booked last tiem he did that.. This time the referee gives him a stern talking-to: "One more of those and you're off," or words to that effect.
    • 68' Swansea try a canny corner routine which doesn't quite come off. Lichaj surges down the right wing and is tripped by Moore. The striker gets a booking.
    • 67' It will be Gower who strikes... Tipped on to the post by Schmeichel! Great shot, great save! Corner to Swansea.
    • 66' Dyer gets in front of Bruce and wins a free-kick about 25 yards from goal. Will Sinclair have a pop from here?
    • 65' Rangel partially makes amends by hacking the subsequent free-kick clear.
    • 64' Watt makes his presence felt by drawing a clumsy foul from Rangel which gets the Spaniard booked.
    • 62' Lovely swift passing through midfield from Swansea again. This time Williams sprays it wide for Taylor to chase, but Lichaj just gets in front of him.
    • 61' Leeds substitution: Sanchez Watt replaces Becchio.
    • 60' Rangel heads clear and Sinclair leads the charge out! He knocks the ball past Howson but the Leeds skipper recovers well to make a vital tackle.
    • 59' Somma srpings the offside trap and fires for the top corner... Tipped over the bar by de Vries! Corner to Leeds.
    • 58' Brendan Rodgers will be delighted with his team's performance so far. Save for that five-minute spell at the end of the first half, his players have bossed this game.
    • 57' Sinclair inside the box and shoots at the near post... Saved by Schmeichel! Sinclair denied his hat-trick, for now at least.
    • 56' Sinclair claims his third braceof the season, after scoring twice in the 3-0 win over crystal Palace and a hat-trick int he Carling Cup against Peterborough.
    • 55' GOAL!! Sinclair coolly jogs up, sends Schmeichel the wrong way and rolls it into the corner! It's a long way back for Leeds now!
    • 54' PENALTY!! Dyer fights past Gradel and bursts into the Leeds box and Gradel brings him down! Referee Phil Dowd points tot he spot. Definite penalty. Sinclair places the ball on the spot...
    • 53' Schmeichel chases after Lichaj's backpass and hacks it clear right on the byline! The home crowd want a corner, but the officials see it differently.
    • 51' Sinclair again at the heart of a cracking Swansea attack. The former Chelsea man exchanges quick passes inside the box with Moore and Dyer but Leeds scramble it clear. The ball comes back into the box and Dyer sends a header right at Schmeichel!
    • 50' Somma now falls foul of the linesman's flag. Leeds will be hoping to continue building up the head of steam they had towards the end of the first half.
    • 49' The flag goes up for offside against Moore.
    • 48' Dyer races away to chase a long ball and George McCartney grabs him in a headlock to stop him! That's the third Leeds defender to be booked in this match. Only Andy O'Brien needed to complete the set!
    • 47' It has been confirmed that Bruce did indeed break a finger in the closing stages of the first half, but his hand has been strapped up and he will play on. What a trooper.
    • 46' No changes for either side as Leeds get the second half underway!
    • 45+2' Referee Phil Dowd's whistle blows for half-time. Swansea have dominated the opening period but Leeds will feel aggrieved that they are not level. The second half promises much...
    • 45+1' Two minutes of added time are signalled.
    • 45' Those last few minutes make you wonder what Leeds have been doing for the first 40 of this match!
    • 44' Leeds have men forward for a free-kick from deep. The ball is floated in and Somma sends a looping header over de Vries... Off the bar! Moore hacks the ball clear! So close to an equaliser for Leeds!
    • 43' Kilkenny's corner is glanced over the Swnasea bar. Goal kick to Swansea, but Leeds are finally showing some threat as the half draws to a close.
    • 42' Kilkenny is the third Leeds player to be booked, for dissent as he prepares to take the corner. He and his team-mates are right to feel hard done by though, Tate clearly moved his arm towards the ball.
    • 41' Huge shout for a penalty from Leeds! Snodgrass curls in a shot and thwe ball clearly hits Tate on the arm! Dowd not having it, but it looked a clear penalty! Leeds have to settle for a corner.
    • 40' Lovely skill from Sinclair on the wing but Swansea give the ball away and Leeds can break.
    • 38' Sinclair is caught offside after being sent scampering away towards goal.
    • 37' Bruce has had his hand and two fingers taped up and play resumes. Sure he will get more attention at the break.
    • 36' Bruce seems to be nursing a hand injury here. Play is stopped so he can get some treatment on the pitch. This is the last thing Grayson needs.
    • 35' That header over from Williams was Swansea's 10th attempt on goal so far. Leeds are yet to trouble de Vries at all.
    • 34' Dobbie wins another Swansea corner off Bruce. Mark Gower's delivery comes to the far post and Williams rises... Headed over the bar!
    • 32' Tidy defending by Ashley Williams as he sweeps the ball back to de Vries. This is the first real drop in tempo of the match so far. Can Leeds grab the initiative and push for an equaliser before half-time?
    • 31' Good work by Johnny Howson on the left wing, but his reverse pass to Gradel isn't read by the Ivorian and the move breaks down.
    • 29' With just under half an hour played, Swansea have had 70% of the possession thus far.
    • 28' Grayson is continuing his argument with the fourth official. He's wasting his time, and his players are losing their cool.
    • 27' Several Leeds players contesting the decision, and even Simon Grayson on the bench is raging, but eventually referee Phil Dowd shows Bruce the yellow card.
    • 26' Bruce catches Dyer with a high boot in midfield. He claims he played the ball but that's irrelevant, it was a nasty tackle and should be a booking.
    • 25' Becchio tries to hook the ball across the Swansea box and clatters his shin against the raised boot of Alan Tate. The Argentine striker looks in real pain, but after taking a moment is back on his feet and will run it off.
    • 24' This time Leeds clear and they can break. They have plenty bombing forward but Becchio's ball trough for Snodgrass is intercepted.
    • 23' Straight down the other end and it's another corner to Swansea. It comes in low to the near post and Dyer's first-time shot is blocked for another corner.
    • 22' Great run forward by Snodgrass, but the final ball is disappointing. Leeds need him to get something going up front for them.
    • 20' Rangel bends in the free-kick, but it flies over Schmeichel's far upright.
    • 19' Snodgrass argues with referee Phil Dowd about something, and almost talks his way into the book. finally the free-kick can be taken.
    • 18' Sinclair cuts inside and tries to sneak between Eric Lichaj and Snodgrass. Lichaj blocks him off. Swansea have a free-kick and Lichaj gets a booking.
    • 17' Dobbie's low cross is deflected back into the path of Joe Allen... Fired over the bar from the youngster from the edge of the box.
    • 16' Dyer leads the Swansea attack and his cross is blocked for a corner. Schmeichel comes off his line and just about punches clear. Swansea retain the ball.
    • 15' Leeds hsend men forward for a free-kick from deep. Neil Kilkenny's floated delivery is an easy catch for Dorus de Vries.
    • 14' That is Scott Sinclair's 15th league goal of the season, and 20th in all competitions.
    • 13' GOAL!! Top class stuff from Scott Sinclair to open the scoring for Swansea! Sinclair twists and turns on the edge of the box before finding Moore, who backheels into Sinclair's path and he fires past Kaspar Schmeichel with a clinical finish!
    • 11' Luke Moore latches on to a ball into the box down the left channel, but Bruce is on hand to challenge the forward and clear for a throw-in.
    • 10' Swansea running things in midfield in these early stages. Dyer swipes his shot way over the bar at the far post.
    • 9' Leeds come here carrying a real goal threat, and they'll need to. Swansea have only conceded six goals at home in the league all season!
    • 8' Luciano Becchio gets his first sight of goal and drags a shot from the edge of the box wide. Another crisp, incisive move forward from Swansea, and Max Gradel tracks back well to tackle Rangel near the byline.
    • 7' The corner is misses by most in the box and Sinclair can't steer his eventual effort on target. Goal kick to Leeds. Dobbie is sporting a new, Travis Bickle-style mohican hairdo, by the way.
    • 6' Dyer gets into the box and pulls a ball back to Dobbie... The shot rattles the post and is cleared. Alex Bruce puts the ball behind for a corner.
    • 5' Neil Taylor chips a ball into the box for Scott Sinclair to chase, but the Swansea top scorer can't muscle his way through. Good attacking possession from the home side early on.
    • 4' Davide Somma puhes towards the Swansea byline, but Angel Rangel sees the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 3' Robert Snodgrass swings in a free-kick from the left, but the delivery is cleared.
    • 2' Nathan Dyer gets his first chance to jink forward. He squares the ball to Stephen Dobbie, whose shot hits a defender en route to goal.
    • 1' Swansea kick off to get this show on the road!
    • 12:43 The teams are coming out on to the pitch now. We will be underway very shortly...
    • 12:40 Today's referee is Phil Dowd. The Premier League regular has only officiated one Championship game this season - Middlesbrough's 4-0 win at Bristol City last month, in which David James was sent off in the 89th minute. In the top flight, he has been one of the harshest disciplinarians this season.
    • 12:35 Leeds are comfortably the division's highest scorers with 62 goals so far, although Doncaster are the only team outside the bottom three to have conceded more. That is illustrated by the fact that Leeds have scored five goals in their last two games, but both ended in draws. Great fun for the neutral, but Simon Grayson must be pulling his hair out! No one except QPR has a tighter defence than Swansea, although they are one of the top half's lowest scoring sides. This will be interesting.
    • 12:30 HEAD-TO-HEAD: In the 33 league clashes between these two sides, Swansea have won 10 while Leeds have come out on top 17 times. When these two sides met at Elland Road back in September, goals from Bradley Johnson and Luciano Becchio sealed the points for Leeds in a 2-1 win. The last time they met at the Liberty Stadium, Jason Scotland scored the winner on the stroke of half-time in 3-2 victory for the Swans.
    • 12:25 It seems every week we are being treated to a game in the Championship which has huge implications for the promotion race, and today is no exception. Second-placed Swansea can move within two points of leaders QPR - who play later today - with a win this lunchtime. Leeds can move up to fourth ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures - although they will have to win by six clear goals to do so. Championship table
    • 12:20 SWANSEA: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Tate, Taylor, Gower, Dyer, Allen, Sinclair, Moore, Dobbie. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Pratley, Beattie, Van der Gun, Serran, Richards, Britton /// LEEDS: Schmeichel, Lichaj, Bruce, O'Brien, McCartney, Snodgrass, Kilkenny, Howson, Gradel, Becchio, Somma. Subs: Higgs, Naylor, Paynter, Watt, Parker, Bromby, McCormack.
    • 12:15 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Championship clash between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 83' Gradel and Paynter combine to work the ball across for Watt to strike... Fired low and just wide of the far post! Decent effort from the substitute.
    • 72' GOAL!! Great third goal for Swansea, and it's all over! Luke Moore backheels back to Dobbie, who slips in a great return pass and Moore caresses the ball the ball past Schmeichel and it trickles into the net!
    • 69' Sinclair flicks the ball through the legs of Lichaj and rolls past him with ease! He lines up a shot from the edge of the box... lfashed wide with Scmeichel at full stretch! Great stuff.
    • 67' It will be Gower who strikes... Tipped on to the post by Schmeichel! Great shot, great save! Corner to Swansea.
    • 59' Somma srpings the offside trap and fires for the top corner... Tipped over the bar by de Vries! Corner to Leeds.
    • 57' Sinclair inside the box and shoots at the near post... Saved by Schmeichel! Sinclair denied his hat-trick, for now at least.
    • 55' GOAL!! Sinclair coolly jogs up, sends Schmeichel the wrong way and rolls it into the corner! It's a long way back for Leeds now!
    • 54' PENALTY!! Dyer fights past Gradel and bursts into the Leeds box and Gradel brings him down! Referee Phil Dowd points tot he spot. Definite penalty. Sinclair places the ball on the spot...
    • 51' Sinclair again at the heart of a cracking Swansea attack. The former Chelsea man exchanges quick passes inside the box with Moore and Dyer but Leeds scramble it clear. The ball comes back into the box and Dyer sends a header right at Schmeichel!
    • 44' Leeds have men forward for a free-kick from deep. The ball is floated in and Somma sends a looping header over de Vries... Off the bar! Moore hacks the ball clear! So close to an equaliser for Leeds!
    • 41' Huge shout for a penalty from Leeds! Snodgrass curls in a shot and thwe ball clearly hits Tate on the arm! Dowd not having it, but it looked a clear penalty! Leeds have to settle for a corner.
    • 34' Dobbie wins another Swansea corner off Bruce. Mark Gower's delivery comes to the far post and Williams rises... Headed over the bar!
    • 13' GOAL!! Top class stuff from Scott Sinclair to open the scoring for Swansea! Sinclair twists and turns on the edge of the box before finding Moore, who backheels into Sinclair's path and he fires past Kaspar Schmeichel with a clinical finish!
    • 6' Dyer gets into the box and pulls a ball back to Dobbie... The shot rattles the post and is cleared. Alex Bruce puts the ball behind for a corner.
    • 12:20 SWANSEA: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Tate, Taylor, Gower, Dyer, Allen, Sinclair, Moore, Dobbie. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Pratley, Beattie, Van der Gun, Serran, Richards, Britton /// LEEDS: Schmeichel, Lichaj, Bruce, O'Brien, McCartney, Snodgrass, Kilkenny, Howson, Gradel, Becchio, Somma. Subs: Higgs, Naylor, Paynter, Watt, Parker, Bromby, McCormack.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. de Vries
      • A. Rangel Yellow Card
      • A. Williams
      • A. Tate
      • N. Taylor
      • N. Dyer
      • M. Gower
      • J. Allen
      • S. Sinclair Goals×2
      • S. Dobbie Substitution Out (77′)
      • L. Moore Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (80′)

      Subs

      • C. van der Gun
      • C. Beattie Substitution In80′
      • D. Pratley
      • L. Britton Substitution In77′
      • A. Serrán
      • Y. Makaba-Makalamby
      • A. Richards
    • Starting line-up

      • K. Schmeichel
      • E. Lichaj Yellow Card
      • A. Bruce Yellow Card
      • A. O'Brien
      • G. McCartney Yellow Card Substitution Out (73′)
      • N. Kilkenny Yellow Card
      • J. Howson
      • R. Snodgrass Substitution Out (73′)
      • M. Gradel
      • L. Becchio Substitution Out (61′)
      • D. Somma

      Subs

      • R. Naylor
      • L. Bromby
      • R. McCormack
      • B. Parker Substitution In73′
      • S. Higgs
      • B. Paynter Substitution In73′
      • S. Watt Substitution In61′
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