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Reactions: Swansea 3-0 Southend

Steve Tilson saw his Southend United side go down to 10 men after a seething tackle from Nick Bailey on midfielder Darren Prately in the 35th minute.

Southend were already trailing after Warren Feeney's 18th minute headed goal.On loan from Cardiff City the striker latched onto Angel Rangel's cross after some industrious play by Dutchman Ferrie Bodde and beat Collis at close range.

Referee Richard Beeby changed the face of the game when he booked Nick Bailey for dissent just under a minute later the midfeilder was sent off.

In truth Southend could not recover from the midfielders dismissal and it was an exercise in damage limitation for the Essex side.

It was to be man of the match Angel Rangel who would punish Southend further with a 58th minute strike.

Rangel surged into the box twisting and turning to find space in the congested Southend penalty area. His shot found its way past the Southend defense and past Steven Collis in the Shrimpers goal.

With a two goal cushion and with a one man advantage Swansea began to find yards of space to which they were to capitalize on 64 minutes.

Defender Garry Richards was adjudged to have fouled an inspired Andy Robinson in the box.

Robinson stepped up to take the penalty but saw his shot well read by Collis.

The home side had to wait until 7 minutes to go to secure their 3rd of the game.

Substitute Andrea Orlandi held off the Southend defence to thread the ball trough to Marcos Painter who went up to support the midfielder.

Painter crossed the ball into the danger area which Thomas Butler guided the ball into the top right hand corner of the goal.

The game was overshadowed by Warren Feeney being stretchered off after a serious leg injury .

Steve Tilson was left in no hesitation that the dismissal of Nick Bailey cost Soutend dear.

Tilson told Blues World:

''We conceded a soft first goal, but it was a poor game from the referee..I thought he was awful and the decision to send off Bailey has cost us.'

He booked Bailey for dissent and then a minute later he is sent off.

Swansea's Andy Robinson has hand balled it and Darren Pratley has made four tackles, but the referee has said no more and not booked them.

Being down to 10 men has killed us.

We couldn't get amongst it against a side like Swansea, who pass the ball well.

I can't fault the player's effort, but once Swansea scored their second goal, it is game over.

It was a poor display from the referee and I will be going to speak to him.'.'


Roberto Martinez however was ecstatic about his teams performance and was thrilled that Swansea controlled the game from start to finish.

Roberto Martinez:

"We controlled the game from start to finish.."But I am very disappointed for Warren Feeney who has done very well since coming here on loan."

We need every single member of our squad to cover a very busy part of the season and I hope it will not be long before he is back playing."

Playing against 10 men can sometimes work against you but my players adapted very well and made use of all the space."


Swansea will now face a top of the table clash vs Carlisle United at Brunton Park on Saturday next week.





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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Saturday December 15 2007
Time: 8:31PM

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Fantastic game to watch we dominated throughout although you could see they were a decent side, the sending off helped us obviously, but we are realing starting to play well at home now to and deserve our place at the top of the league. i just hope that duffy and bussy will get there chances now.
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15/12/2007 20:36:00
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