Saturday August 27, 2011 3rd Day Finished The Liberty Stadium

  1. Swansea cancel out Sunderland

    Swansea cancel out Sunderland

    Swansea and Sunderland remain without a win in the Premier League after the pair ground out a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Sunderland
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' All over! Wasn't for a lack of trying, but 0-0 it is. Second draw in three games for both of these sides in the Premier League.
    • 90+1' Four minutes to be added.
    • 89' Williams doing superbly well to block a shot by Wickham before Williams nods over the bar at the other end. Frantic finish.
    • 88' Sessegnon plays in Wickham. Fine move, but Vorm was out bravely to make a fine save for Swansea at the feet of the visiting player.
    • 87' Steve Bruce not looking overly pleased in that technical area with his side's performance, but the Swansea camp will probably have similar feelings.
    • 86' Fair bit of tackling going on in that midfield before Vorms picks up moments later in the home goal. Looks for all the world like a 0-0 draw here.
    • 85' Sessegnon sees a shot blocked rather than opting for a cross. Bardsley's throw-on flicks off the back of Caulker's head and through to Vorm.
    • 84' Rangel out to make the block on the cross by Richardson, who is trying to make the difference for the visitors.
    • 83' Gardner takes out Taylor, and he is booked for that effort. Poor tackle really by the midfielder.
    • 82' Richardson knocks the corner far too long. Really disappointing from a Sunderland point of view as it flies straight out of play.
    • 81' Sessegnon fires in a shot from 20 yards, but it deflects wide for a Sunderland corner.
    • 80' Caulkin just gets above O'Shea in the box, but can only nod the ball harmlessly into the arms of Mignolet.
    • 79' Dobbie is on for Dyer, while Allen comes on for Augustien.
    • 78' Hard to say how this one is going to end up. A few tired legs out there. Swansea going to shuffle their pack.
    • 77' Sinclair with the ball. Fine turn, but the shot was not the best as he whips the effort well over the bar.
    • 76' Gyan departs to be replaced by Richardson. Gyan has had better afternoons.
    • 75' Sunderland set to introduce Kieran Richardson for the final 15 minutes of this one.
    • 74' Lita gets the head on Dyer's cross, but he can only nod well wide from 18 yards out.
    • 73' Game really beginning to open up now. Match raging from end to end as Dyer picks up for Swansea, but can't pick out Graham.
    • 72' Sessegnon breaks up the park at speed for Sunderland, but his shot is swatted away by Vorm when he should have played in Wickham.
    • 71' Leroy Lita replaces Wayne Routledge for Swansea.
    • 70' Cattermole is replaced by Wickham while Elmohamady takes over from Larsson.
    • 69' Taylor's ball from the left drops to Graham, but his shot is easily saved by Mignolet. Couldn't get the power on the shot from 12 yards.
    • 68' Changes coming here for Sunderland as Elmohamady and Wickham prepare for the action.
    • 67' Dyer thumps a shot straight at Brown before Bardsley whacks the ball long up field.
    • 66' Never been a goalless draw in 18 matches with his pair. Looks like that is all set to change unless there is a moment of magic out there.
    • 65' Augustien with the corner for Graham, but he can't get the power on the connection as Mignolet rises to make an easy stop.
    • 64' Routledge tries to pick out Graham in the middle, but some fine covering play by Bardsley. Swansea have a corner.
    • 63' Augustine needing a bit of treatment after a collision with Gyan. He is back on his feet seconds later.
    • 62' Lovely piece of play by Graham. Turned well in the area, but slides a shot wide with his left foot. Agonisingly close to the opening goal.
    • 61' Agustine booked for complaining to the referee about that decision.
    • 60' O'Shea throws over a wonderful cross, but Gardner nods over the goal with his head. What a chance that was. Swansea furious as they felt the ball had gone out of the park seconds earlier.
    • 59' O'Shea and Routledge tangling. Appeals for a foul in the home penalty area against the Sunderland defender, but would have been harsh on the former Man Utd man.
    • 58' Little or nothing to do for Vorm in the home goal. Boss Brendan Rogers won't be complaining about that.
    • 57' An offside flag goes up against Graham as he goes too soon.
    • 56' Sessegnon and Dyer collide. Swansea given the free-kick. Sinclair tries to pick out Williams with the cross, but Mignolet does just enough to keep the ball out.
    • 55' Taylor picks out Graham at the back post. Super ball to the forward, but his header is clawed out by Mignolet. Fine save.
    • 54' Vorm knocks the ball long down the park from the goalkick. Game really hitting a lull after a very bright opening 30 minutes.
    • 53' Dyer wallops the shot over the bar! Worth a bash, but a poor finish from distance.
    • 52' Gyan and Williams tusstle for the ball, but the Sunderland forward gets the benefit of the doubt as Swansea get the free-kick deep in their own territory.
    • 51' Sunderland keeping the ball. Taylor tries to pick up for the home side, but Larsson makes a fine sliding tackle to pick his pocket.
    • 50' All a bit more sedate in the stadium at the outset of this second period. Was bouncing earlier, but not so much now. Good run by Taylor, but cross fails to drop well for Dyer.
    • 49' Mignolet having to dash from his line to smack the ball clear after Bardsley was a bit short with a passback.
    • 48' Glorious chance for Gyan! Colback picked out the striker, but his second touch was a tackle when it should have been a shot from 12 yards out. Swansea survive that moment.
    • 47' Graham immediately into the action to close down O'Shea before Mignolet launches it long down the park.
    • 46' Players back out for the second half. No changes. Sunderland get this half off and running.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break and we are level at 0-0 as the players head up the tunnel. All to play for in the second period.
    • 44' Sunderland fans complaining about a handball against Agustien. Wanted a penalty, but the referee didn't want to know.
    • 43' Caulker catches Sessegnon. Didn't look too much in that one, but referee sees it as a free-kick. Not too sure about that decision.
    • 42' Swansea back on the ball. The home crowd can't believe that moment as Brown comes across to tackle Dyer.
    • 41' Graham nods wide from seven yards out. Free header from Augustien's cross. Should have been number one. Golden chance gone.
    • 40' Bit of a delay in the play as Cattermole gets off for some treatment. Sensible piece of officiating by the referee there.
    • 39' Cattermole on the deck after a challenge by Augustien, who is clattered seconds later by Gardner. Was accidental, but Cattermole is needing treatment.
    • 38' Sunderland pressing the ball so hard as Swansea are forced to go all the away back to the goalkeeper Vorm.
    • 37' Larsson with another chance to ask questions of the home team with a free-kick from out wide. In comes the free-kick, but out comes Vorm to save.
    • 36' Swansea trying to open up a route to goal, but are almost undone in the middle of the park. Gyan tries to find space, but his shot is charged down.
    • 35' Larsson with the delivery, but he fails to beat the first man as Swansea break. Gardner there to clear the cross from Routledge.
    • 34' Game just hitting a bit of quieter spell as Taylor overhits a pass. Mignolet with the goalkick down the park, and Sunderland have a free-kick from 45 yards out.
    • 33' Steve Bruce looking a bit pensive in the Sunderland technical area as Connor Wickham looks on with some interest. Bardlsey with the throw-in.
    • 32' Brown was apparently signed by Sunderland from Man Utd for £1m. What a bargain buy that might be...
    • 31' Excellent tackle by Brown as he throws himself to block Graham's shot. Had to make that challenge. A fine piece of play by Britton dancing through several bodies.
    • 30' All finely poised as Cattermole clatters Agustien with a late one. No booking. On another day, that would have been a yellow card.
    • 29' Sinclair clips Colbeck and the visiting side have a free-kick on the halfway line. Bardsley throws it in, but Vorm comes to pick up. Confident handling.
    • 28' Britton this time with the cross, but Graham can't get enough power on the ball as it drops short of the goal. Decent attempt there.
    • 27' Dyer sees a diving header drop wide seconds later. Better passage of play for the Welsh team. And here they go again.
    • 26' So unlucky for Sinclair! He unleashed a thunderous shot from 30 yards, but the ball smacks off the bar with Mignolet well beaten. So close to the opening goal.
    • 25' Graham was thinking about a shot there from the edge of the box, but he hesitated and the chance is lost. Swansea back on the ball.
    • 24' Sessegnon and Gyan certainly very much to the fore for the Black Cats today. Their movement and pace and power is causing no end of bother for the home team.
    • 23' Agustien looking for the shot there from 25 yards out, but he is leaning back as he lifts that volley well over the bar.
    • 22' Caulker is short with an attempted passback, but Vorm does superbly well to make the tackle on Gyan. A real let-off there for Swansea.
    • 21' Great run by Rangel down the line. Looking for Graham, but just fails to pick out his companion as Mignolet gathers with some relief.
    • 20' Bardsley hoises the free-kick deep into the area, but O'Shea's header is dealt with by Williams. Sunderland certainly have the physical advantage out there.
    • 19' Little or time on the ball as Caulker flies into the back of Gyan and Sunderland have a free-kick.
    • 18' O'Shea picks out Sessegnon, but he is well closed down in the boiler room area of the midfield by Britton.
    • 17' Gardner tries his luck from distance, but he can only rattle a white shirt with his effort. Gardner making his full debut today. A £6m signing from Birmingham City.
    • 16' Ball back with Vorm in the Swansea goal. Sunderland have enjoyed the better moments, but the home side with bags of possession.
    • 15' Lovely ball by Sessegnon to send Gyan speeding clear, but Vorm races from his line to save at the feet of the Ghana striker. Corner comes to nothing seconds later.
    • 14' All very open with both teams very evenly matched so far as Bardsley rises to head the ball away from Dyer. Swansea again pick it up.
    • 13' Williams keeps his eyes on the ball like a hawk to get the ball back to Vorm with Larsson eating up the yards there to close down space.
    • 12' Caulker taking no chances as he just does slips the ball back to Vorm. Game starts to settle as Dyer looks for Routledge. He is well marked. Sunderland with the ball deep in their half.
    • 11' Gyan with his first shot of the match, but he pulls an effort from a tight angle into the side of the net. Sunderland looking the slightly more imposing team.
    • 10' Both teams committed to attack here as Williams does well to clear Colback's cross with Gyan behind him. Here come Sunderland again..
    • 9' Rangel concedes another corner as Sunderland break. Larsson looking for the flick-on by Bardsley, but Swansea do enough to get the ball away.
    • 8' Agustien throws over the corner. Williams went up for the header. Hits off the back of Wes Brown's head before flying behind for a goalkick.
    • 7' Taylor throws in a great cross as the home side break, but Larsson is dashing back to clear the ball. A corner then for Swansea.
    • 6' Solid defending by Williams at the back as Gyan tried to threaten. Tell you what, those home fans are making some noise. Well up for the Premier League experience.
    • 5' Sinclair makiing a dash into the visiting area, but Ferdinand is on hand to knock the ball out of the area. Better play by the home side.
    • 4' Larsson with the corner for the visiting side. Great header by O'Shea, but it clips off the bar and flies over. Terrific effort there by the debutant.
    • 3' Decent attacking play by Gardner. Has a shot, but it deflects wide of the goal and Sunderland have a corner here early on.
    • 2' Rangel makes a good early tackle to get the ball back to Vorm, who gets an early touch in the home goal.
    • 1' Swansea get this one off and running. A superb atmosphere in the ground.
    • 14.55 In saying that, now suddenly raining out there....rain one minute, sunshine the next... a massive Swansea shirt is hoisted up by the home fans in the stands. Swansea in traditional white, Sunderland in red and white. Almost ready to go with this one.
    • 14.50 Looks like a lovely day in Swansea for this one. Both these teams on one point after two games of the Premier League season. Three points the main priority today.
    • 14.45 Brendan Rodgers is not concerned by his Swansea side's goalless start to the season and believes they will be hard to stop once they do find the net. "We have only had a couple of games so we will look at it over a period of time," said Rogers. "Goals are harder to come by this year because of the nature of the competition, but I have confidence in the players we have, that we can create and score goals."
    • 14.40 Sunderland have lost their last three league visits to Swansea, failing to score in the last two, since a 2-1 victory in November 1963. The visitors have failed to win in their opening two Premier League matches of the season for the fourth time in the Premier League era and the second in consecutive seasons after they failed to win either of their first two matches last season, before beating Manchester City 1-0 at home in their third game.
    • 14.35 This is their first meeting in over 28 years – since a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in old Division One in March, 1983. Swansea are unbeaten in their last six league matches against Sunderland (4 wins), since a 1-0 away defeat in old Division Two in April, 1964.
    • 14.30 Teams: Swansea: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel, Britton, Sinclair, Dyer, Routledge, Graham, Agustien..Subs: Moreira, Tate, Dobbie, Lita, Moore, Allen, Gower////Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Colback, Gyan, Sessegnon..Subs: Westwood, Wickham, Richardson, Vaughan, Ji, Bramble, Elmohamady////Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
    • 14.25 Swansea team news: Garry Monk and Ferrie Bodde are the only absentees as Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers goes in search of a first Barclays Premier League win against Sunderland. Defender Monk is once again ruled out by an ongoing foot problem, although he played for the reserves on Thursday night, while midfielder Bodde has had treatment in Holland after suffering a niggle in his recovery from his most recent knee injury.
    • 14.20 Sunderland team news: Summer signing John O'Shea will make his competitive debut for Sunderland at Swansea. The former Manchester United defender has finally shaken off the hamstring injury which has sidelined him for five weeks and manager Steve Bruce has indicated he will play at the Liberty Stadium as the Black Cats attempt to secure a first victory of the Barclays Premier League season.
    • 14.15 Sunderland are looking to bounce back from two defeats to Newcastle in the league and Brighton in the Carling Cup. Boss Steve Bruce is not one to panic despite what he calls "mass hysteria". "It engulfs you with two results, which I find disappointing. But I have to accept it and realise that's the way it is up here and I am not going to change it. That's why loads of managers have probably sat here and struggled and found it difficult because of what engulfs you straight away."
    • 14.10 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Swansea v Sunderland from the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
  • Summary

    • 89' Williams doing superbly well to block a shot by Wickham before Williams nods over the bar at the other end. Frantic finish.
    • 77' Sinclair with the ball. Fine turn, but the shot was not the best as he whips the effort well over the bar.
    • 72' Sessegnon breaks up the park at speed for Sunderland, but his shot is swatted away by Vorm when he should have played in Wickham.
    • 62' Lovely piece of play by Graham. Turned well in the area, but slides a shot wide with his left foot. Agonisingly close to the opening goal.
    • 60' O'Shea throws over a wonderful cross, but Gardner nods over the goal with his head. What a chance that was. Swansea furious as they felt the ball had gone out of the park seconds earlier.
    • 55' Taylor picks out Graham at the back post. Super ball to the forward, but his header is clawed out by Mignolet. Fine save.
    • 48' Glorious chance for Gyan! Colback picked out the striker, but his second touch was a tackle when it should have been a shot from 12 yards out. Swansea survive that moment.
    • 41' Graham nods wide from seven yards out. Free header from Augustien's cross. Should have been number one. Golden chance gone.
    • 31' Excellent tackle by Brown as he throws himself to block Graham's shot. Had to make that challenge. A fine piece of play by Britton dancing through several bodies.
    • 26' So unlucky for Sinclair! He unleashed a thunderous shot from 30 yards, but the ball smacks off the bar with Mignolet well beaten. So close to the opening goal.
    • 23' Agustien looking for the shot there from 25 yards out, but he is leaning back as he lifts that volley well over the bar.
    • 22' Caulker is short with an attempted passback, but Vorm does superbly well to make the tackle on Gyan. A real let-off there for Swansea.
    • 21' Great run by Rangel down the line. Looking for Graham, but just fails to pick out his companion as Mignolet gathers with some relief.
    • 15' Lovely ball by Sessegnon to send Gyan speeding clear, but Vorm races from his line to save at the feet of the Ghana striker. Corner comes to nothing seconds later.
    • 4' Larsson with the corner for the visiting side. Great header by O'Shea, but it clips off the bar and flies over. Terrific effort there by the debutant.
    • 14.30 Teams: Swansea: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel, Britton, Sinclair, Dyer, Routledge, Graham, Agustien..Subs: Moreira, Tate, Dobbie, Lita, Moore, Allen, Gower////Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Colback, Gyan, Sessegnon..Subs: Westwood, Wickham, Richardson, Vaughan, Ji, Bramble, Elmohamady////Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

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