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Watford 2-0 Swansea City

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Swansea City

Vicarage Road Stadium

February 17th 2009

Attendance: 13,727 Away: 894


Swansea City's 16-match unbeaten run came to an end tonight at Vicarage Road after a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Watford.

We expected an unchanged side for the Swans but Martinez to make 2 changes and rest Angel Rangel and Mark Gower, back in the side were Albert Serran and Tom Butler.

Swansea City were looking to continue their push for the play-off places with another 3 points and luckily for us, Bristol City lost at Doncaster and Burnley were held to a 1-1 draw against Coventry.

Martinez's side got off to a decent enough start, maintaining possession like we usually do but the hosts defended in numbers and we struggled to create any decent chances throughout the game.

by cornellyjak
"Its just a blip, dont worry."
Cowie had a shot go over the bar within the first 5 minutes for the visitors while at the other end, Butler gets Swansea's first shot at goal from long range but it was a rather comfortable save for the goalkeeper.

The Hornets took the lead half way through the first half as we lost possession following a corner. McAnuff found Smith who crossed to pick out Priskin for an easy tap in from close range.

Rodgers' side took just 9 minutes to double their lead, as Tommy Smith went from provider to goalscorer. Ashley Williams tried to clear following de Vries' save, but the ball fell to Smith who punished our lacklustre defending to score from inside the box.

You could argue that Martinez made the wrong decision to rest Angel Rangel tonight in favour of Albert Serran. He struggled tonight as McAnuff caused him problems for the whole 90 minutes down the left flank.

2 Swansea players then get booked in the last few minutes of the half as we begin to lose our discipline slightly. Serran makes a bad foul and Britton also goes in the referee's book for dissent.

The only chance for the Swans came from Scotland, his first real of the game but his long range drive is saved by the keeper.

Swansea City needed to come out for the second half all guns blazing but we struggled to dominate possession and create a flurry of chances on goal.

Nathan Dyer, who had an off day for us on the right wing, got forward early on but his cross was missed by everyone.

Martinez makes his first changes on 57 minutes, as Tate and Gomez are replaced by Bessone and Bauza.

Lee Williamson also came on for the home side and he really should made it 3-0 with 20 minutes remaining, but his volley failed to hit the target.

Orlandi was our final change with 8 minutes to go as he replaced Dyer.

We didn't really show any encouraging signs of scoring while Watford had another chance to score in the final few minutes. McAnuff made easy work of getting past Serran once again but de Vries did well to palm away his shot on goal.

It was a night to forget for Swansea City but you can't win them all, and you're always going to get an off day.

We need to get back to winning ways now on Saturday when we host Doncaster at the Liberty Stadium.

Date:Tuesday February 17 2009
Time: 10:02PM

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very much an off day for us but we have to have a blip sometime along the line, we just need to make sure its only one game. we were out of our comfort zone, crap pitch and up against a side who battled for everything like we expected. on sat we'll be very much in our comfort zone at home and on a flat pitch. another tough game against a donny side who are starting to play well and climb the table.
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