Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

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.

Rate the players here

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)


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

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

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel2%
Williams2%
Amat6%
Taylor2%
Cork68%
Britton4%
Routledge0%
Montero0%
Sigurdsson2%
Ayew11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Vital Swansea City1
3.Andyjack781