Premier League

23/10/2016
Premier League
Liberty Stadium
Attendance 20,694

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from us this evening, thanks for joining us for the Premier League clash between Swansea City and Watford.
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      Full time at the Liberty Stadium and Swansea have to settle for one point in their first home match under Bob Bradley. It was a great effort by the Swans, but Watford defended admirably throughout the second half.
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      Half time at the Liberty Stadium and Swansea and Watford head into the break level at 0-0.
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      Just five minutes until kick-off! The fans are in their seats, the atmosphere is building and the players are in the tunnel. Not long now.
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      Swansea make a number of changes to the side which started out away at Arsenal with Bradley opting for no fewer than five changes, allowing Borja to lead in the line on his own. On the flip side, Watford have kept it fairly similar with Ighalo and Zuniga being the only inductions to the team which w
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      Subs: Mariappa, Amrabat, Guedioura, Sinclair, Watson, Kabasele, Pantilimon.
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      Watford (5-3-2): Gomes; Holebas, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Zuniga; Peteyra, Behrami, Capoue; Ighalo, Deeney.
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      Subs: Nordfeldt, Amat, Rangel, Taylor, Cork, Fer, Llorente.
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      Swansea City(4-2-3-1) Fabianski; Kingsley, Mawson, Van der Hoorn, Naughton; Britton, Ki; Routledge, Sigurdsson, Barrow; Borja.
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      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS
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      Meanwhile, Watford have become a real nuisance to opposition sides as just a slip up at Burnley has prevented Walter Mazzarri’s side from going five matches unbeaten in the Premier League, a far stretch away from Swansea who’ve lost four on the bounce.
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      Bob Bradley is in the unfortunate position of having to turn around a struggling Swansea side after being appointed at the start of the month. Narrowly losing out to Arsenal in his first match, Bradley will be hoping to impress with his side’s first showing at home under his reign.
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      Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for this Premier League clash between Swansea City and Watford. We’ll be guiding you through all the action as it happens at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 1'
      Watford get us underway!
    • 3'
      Watford are displaying early on that they're the much brighter side during the opening exchanges with neat passing as they attempt to advance up the field.
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      First shot of the match comes the way of Swansea as Zuniga gives the ball away cheaply to Ki who finds Borja on the edge of the box, however his effort is blocked by Prodl.
    • 7'
      First corner of the match goes to Swansea as a long ball to Barrow causes issues which Holebas puts behind, but the set-piece is worked short and Pereyra hooks away the danger.
    • 9'
      Another corner for Swansea as Barrow does well to cut onto his left foot and work a shot on goal, forcing Gomes to get down and push the ball wide for the set-piece which is headed away by Kaboul.
    • 11'
      In the early stages of this match it was Watford with the better share of possession, but the last five minutes has seen Swansea turn up the intensity on the vistors and they're starting to take the match to them.
    • 13'
      STAT: Swansea have lost their last four Premier League matches. They have never lost five in a row.
    • 15'
      The tempo in this match has started to settle again as Watford attempt to hold onto the ball a bit more to take the sting out of the Swansea side at the moment.
    • 17'
      Watford are being reduced to long balls when they attempt to get forward as the visitors look to utilise the physicality of Deeney and Ighalo with a direct style of play.
    • 19'
      Despite the brief spell around the ten minute mark for Swansea, no side is yet to truly exert their dominance on this match just yet as it continues to be a well fought encounter.
    • 21'
      Close call for Watford! Fantastic work from Pereyra to pick up the ball and prod a pass through to Ighalo playing on the shoulder of the defensive line, but just as the Nigerian goes to shoot the linesman flags him offside.
    • 23'
      Fantastic work Gomes as Britton clips a wonderful cross into the Watford box towards Routledge at the back post but the Brazilian goalkeeper commands his area wonderfully and takes the ball in the air.
    • 25'
      Barrow is proving to be a real issue for Watford as he continues to get the better of Holebas and press extremely high on the back line and even Gomes when he's in possession.
    • 27'
      Neither goalkeeper truly tested just yet this afteroon. Gomes had a slight scare when Sigurdsson unleashed a shot from range, but aside from that it's been fairly quiet afternoon for the respective number ones.
    • 29'
      Dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box for Watford as van der Hoorn catches Capoue with a late tackle, but the Watford man fires the set-piece over the crossbar.
    • 31'
      Swansea have been defending resiliently so far which will be pleasing the home support and Bob Bradley. Whilst today hasn't been particularly exciting, this is much better than was the Swans are used to this campaign.
    • 33'
      Barrow causing more issues on the right flank as he gets the better of Holebas again and tries to find Borja in the box, but unfortunately for the hosts Watford get the ball away.
    • 35'
      Capoue tries his luck from range but slices at the effort and it flies into the stands. Perhaps would've been better for the midfielder to clip the ball back into the box with many yellow shirts queuing up.
    • 37'
      Watford get their first corner of the match as Capoue and Zuniga combine to win the set-piece, but Swansea manage to get the ball away despite a brief scramble in the box.
    • 39'
      Capoue and Zuniga combining well again on the right hand side but Britton, Kingsley and Mawson do well to push the danger away from the Swansea box.
    • 41'
      Seems as if this one may fizzle out into a 0-0 draw at half time with the whistle swiftly approaching. Both teams clearly have good intentions to attack, but they're just cancelling each other out currently.
    • 43'
      Mawson gives away a cheap foul about 30 yards out to award an opportunity for Watford and Kaboul's shot takes a wicked deflection and almost dips in, but luckily for the hosts it went out for a corner.
    • 45'
      Capoue gets a yellow card just before the half time whistle
    • 45'
      Little comes off the corner for Watford as Holebas drills a low cross and it's easily cleared at the near post by the first man in a while shirt.
    • 46'
      Swansea get the second half underway!
    • 48'
      A fantastic flick from Deeney almost finds Ighalo behind the back line, but the Nigerian didn't control the ball very well at all which prevents him from having a goal scoring opportunity.
    • 49'
      Sigurdsson is the first Swansea name in the book.
    • 50'
      Barrow's pace manages to get behind Holebas again due to his blistering pace, but his touch is extremely poor and he has to claw the cross into the box which allows Gomes to pounce on it.
    • 52'
      Swansea moving the ball around much quicker now with a cross into the box from Naughton looking dangerous but Kaboul rose highest to head clear.
    • 54'
      It seems as if Bradley has identified that Barrow is getting the bette of Holebas time and time again and it looking to use the winger a lot with the majority of Swansea's attacks coming down the right.
    • 56'
      The noise levels appears to have gone up a notch or two in the Liberty Stadium as Swansea comes out of the half time break on the front foot.
    • 58'
      Watford are defending through this spell of Swansea attacks exceptionally well as waves of white shirts are pouring forward. Kaboul, Prodl and Britos in particular have been brilliant.
    • 60'
      Lovely clipped pass form Deeney on the edge of the Swansea box to almost play Capoue through on goal, but the weight on the ball was slightly too heavy to prevent the Watford midfielder from attacking it.
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      CLOSE! Fantastic work from Ighalo to carry the ball and work a shot following a neat bit of skill. His effort was blocked, which then fell to Pereyra in the box, but Routledge does well to get back and hook the play clear.
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      SI N. Amrabat SO C. Zúñiga
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      First sub of the match as Amrabat comes on for Zuniga.
    • 64'
      CLOSER! Barrow does fantastic once again as he glides past Holebas and Britos but Borja is unable to connect cleanly with the winger's cross into the middle.
    • 66'
      WHAT A SAVE! Great ball in from Sigurdsson from a set-piece and van der Hoorn manages to make contact with it but Gomes does brilliantly to spread himself and keep out the defender's effort.
    • 68'
      SI Llorente SO C. Zúñiga
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      Bradley going for the three points as Llorente comes on for Routledge.
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      Famtastic football from Swansea as Routledge threads Borja through who provides a neat back heel to Barrow, but the winger is stopped by Holebas from striking on goal.
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      Holebas forced to concede a corner as once again Barrow proves to cause issues, but Watford manage to get the ball clear following a scramble in the penalty area.
    • 71'
      Britton collects a yellow for a foul in midfield.
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      STAT: Swansea last failed to score at home against Watford in the league in March 1923.
    • 74'
      Cries for handball from the away support as Amrabat initiated a counter-attack following a Swansea corner and Ighalo tries to beat Naughton in the box but the full-back does well to stand his ground.
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      Watford attacks are coming few and far between now. Swansea really pressing the visitors but must be careful they don't commit too many forward and open themselves to the counter.
    • 78'
      SI A. Guédioura SO C. Zúñiga
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      Capoue comes off from Guedioura.
    • 78'
      All eyes on the referee here as Behrami goes down in the Swansea box. Mazzarri becomes extremely animated in his technical area as he commands a penalty from the man in the middle.
    • 80'
      Deeney is proving a real assest for Watford as they try and build attacks in these late stages. With the visitors on the back foot long balls are having to be put foward and the Englishman is doing fantastically as a target man.
    • 82'
      Another great ball form Barrow into the box but Kingsley hesitated at the back post and failed to connect with the ball despite being under no pressure whatsoever.
    • 84'
      POST! Swansea getting closer and closer. Great break from the home side and Sigurdsson is left with loads of room on the edge of the box and manages to smash the ball low against the post.
    • 86'
      Swansea back line stands firm once again to a Watford advance as the new partnership of van der Hoorn and Mawson continues to thrive this afternoon.
    • 88'
      Watford looking to see this match out now as the right side of Swansea continues to be the thorn in their side. Although, they have looked very dangerous on counter-attacks.
    • 90'
      Free-kick for Swansea in a dangerous position as Sigurdsson whips a ball into the box, but Watford manage to deal with well and head the ball away to safety.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    wales
    Steve Cooper
    spain
    Francisco Javier Muñoz Llompart

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 14 17
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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