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Swansea City 1 Luton 0

Swansea City
1 - 0
Luton Town

Liberty Stadium

22nd February 2008

Attendance: 14,142

Referee:

Swansea City maintain the pressure on their promotion rivals and move 14 points clear at the top of League One with a 1-0 win at home to Luton Town.

The goal was a long time coming but it was Butler who broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining.

De Vries

Rangel - Tate - Monk - Painter

Butler - Britton - Bodde - Pratley - Robinson

Scotland


The Swans had an advantage 10 minutes previously as Davis was shown a second yellow after a challenge from behind on Swansea's goalscorer.

The hosts had most of the possession in the first half but struggled to create any clear cut chances on goal. Luton meanwhile broke a few times but our defence stood firm.

Leon Britton went close in the first half with a good run into the penalty area but his right footed shot let him down as it went wide of the near post.

Robinson went closer, cutting in from the left and his low drive hit the side netting.

Dorus De Vries was forced into a good diving save as Luton had their best chance of the game. Robinson volleyed at goal but the Dutchman was equal to it to palm away for a corner.

Davis was shown red in the second half after picking up his second yellow of the game after yet another clumsy challenge on Butler, who had been causing him problems all night.

Tom Butler went close after a one-two with Rangel, his long range effort went just over and hits the roof of the net. Moments later though he went one better as he finally broke the deadlock. Pratley sprayed the ball out wide to Butler who cut inside to skip past the full back, he worked his way into the edge of the box before unleashing his shot that went in off the post, as the keeper stood and watched the ball fly in.

It had been a long time coming against a tough battling side in Luton Town but Martinez's side dug deep as they the momentum going, increasing the gap at the top to 14 points.

The only downside to tonight's game were the knocks to Ferrie Bodde and Angel Rangel, hopefully they haven't picked up any serious injuries.

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Swansea: De Vries, Tate, Bodde (O'Leary 86), Britton (Brandy 77), Pratley, Scotland, Painter, Monk, Robinson, Rangel, Butler

Subs not used: Austin, Duffy, MacDonald

Bookings: None

Luton: Brill, Emanuel, Perry, Spring, Bell, Davis, Jackson, Talbot (Goodall 72), Robinson (Andrew 84), Keane, Parkin (Furlong 67)

Subs not used: Beresford, McVeigh

Bookings: Spring (17), Davis (61 & 69)

Sent-Off: Davis (69)

Referee: Mr A Penn

Attendance: 14,122 (206 from Luton)


Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday February 22 2008
Time: 9:45PM

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