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Espanyol B 2 - Swansea City 0

24th July 2009

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Report - Espanyol B 2-0 Swansea City

Swansea City began their pre-season tour in Spain with a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Espanyol B.

Manager Paulo Sousa named a strong line up for the start of the game, including youngsters Joe Allen and Shaun MacDonald and Joe Allen in midfield and Gorka Pintado up front.

We lined up:

De Vries

Collins - Williams - Monk - Tate

Dyer - Britton - Allen - Gower

MacDonald

Pintado


The Swans had a good first half and had the most possession but we struggled to create many clear cut chances. Shaun MacDonald had a few chances on goal but his shooting left him down, while Gorka Pintado rounded the keeper but fired a shot from a wide angle over the bar.

Dorus De Vries in the Swansea goal made a few excellent saves to keep the scores level after a pretty even half that we probably edged.

Espanyol B made a number of saves early on and in midfield Joe Allen and Leon Britton were busy and maintained possession well.

Despite the result, the travelling jack Army made themselves heard and in the crowd at Palamos was a Scottish guy playing the bagpipes who added to the atmosphere!

After a decent first half, it went down hill in the second as Espanyol B took control and opened the scoring thanks to an own goal from Ashley Williams as his attempted clearance from a cross went into the net.

There was another slip up for Espanyol B's second, a cross came in from the left and the goalscorer was unmarked at the far post to net from close range.

Swansea's performance was a lot different to the one against FC Twente, we struggled to link up as a team and create chances. We were the better side with the more possesion in the first half but we struggled in the second.

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