Date:Saturday November 15 2008
15th November 2008
There was no repeat of Tuesday's poor performance in the Carling Cup as Swansea City fully recovered to continue their excellent start in the Championship.
Goals from Darren Pratley, Jason Scotland and Ferrie Bodde gave us a 3-2 win away at Norwich this afternoon, recovering well after a poor first half hour.
The Canaries were by far the better side early on, as the Swans struggled particularly in defence and failed to get their passing game flowing.
The home side's dominance resulted in a deserved opening goal after 28 minutes as Lupoli put Roeder's side in front.
Going behind gave Martinez's side a boost in momentum which was what we needed and our performance started to improve. We tried to get back on level terms and we did, just 2 minutes before the break.
Darren Pratley picked out Rangel on the right who did brilliantly down the wing to pick out Scotland in the box with a cross, and the striker made no mistake to score from close range.
That vital goal gave us a stepping stone to what was a superb start to the second half, as scored 2 goals in as many minutes to give us a healthy lead.
Gomez's corner was met by Pratley who flicked the ball home from close range, before Bodde added to his ever-growing goal tally with a good strike.
13 minutes later though, Norwich got a goal back as they tried to get back on level terms. There was some confusion over who got the goal but it was Rangel who deflected the ball past goalkeeper Konstantopoulos and into his own net.
The Swans now had to hold out for 35 minutes and they did well to as Norwich piled on the pressure as they looked for an equaliser.
3 more points sees Swansea City rise up 2 more places up to 7th, just a point adrift of rivals Cardiff City who ocupy the final play-off place in 6th.
David Marshall; Jon Otsemobor, John Kennedy, Sammy Clingan, Gary Doherty, Mark Fotheringham (C), David Bell, Artur Lupoli, Ryan Bertrand, Matty Pattison, Lerot Lita.
Subtitutes: Stuart Nelson (GK), Adam Drury, Jamie Cureton, Wes Hoolahan, Elliot Omozusi.
Dimi Konstantopoulos; Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (C), Ashley Williams, Fede Bessone; Jordi Gomez, Leon Britton, Ferrie Bodde, Darren Pratley, Mark Gower; Jason Scotland.
Subtitutes: Artur Krysiak (GK), Alan Tate, Febian Brandy, Gorka Pintado, Guillem Bauza.
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Date:Saturday November 15 2008
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