UK time is: 10:44:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sheffield Wednesday 0 - Swansea City 2

Hillsborough

19th December 2009

Attendance: 18,329

Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Swansea City

Swansea City picked up their first ever win at Hillsborough thanks to first half double strike from midfielder Darren Pratley.

The former Fulham player said his team-mates needed to be wary of the opposition yesterday as they'd be 'fired up' following the recent departure of manager Brian Laws, but he had no problems as he gave us the lead after just 5 minutes, before doubling our lead half an hour later.

Paulo Sousa made more changes to his team, and we were all wondering why Leon Britton was missing from the 18-man squad. There were no news of an injury to the midfielder, but the manager and player have had a disagreement recently regarding Leon's future at the club. After the game, Sousa said he was fit to play, but decided to leave him out so he could pick 'more attacking players'.

Craig Beattie was also missing as he picked up an injury so Gorka Pintado had the opportunity to impress in the lone striker role.

De Vries

Rangel - Williams - Tate - Bessone

Dyer - Pratley - Lopez - Orlandi - Van Der Gun

Pintado


Paulo Sousa wanted his side to prove a point this weekend that there are goals in this team and it didn't take them long to do just that. Gorka Pintado did well to create space just inside the opposition's half to loft a ball over to Darren Pratley, who beat the offside trap and finished well to curl the ball around the keeper and into the bottom right hand corner.

The home side looked to respond after conceding an early goal and they had a good spell of possession but with a lack of confidence and self belief in the Owls team, Swansea City were never under any serious pressure.

Dorus De Vries had to make a few good saves but Darren Pratley doubled our advantage on 36 minutes. Orlandi found Dyer down the left and the winger picked out Pratley with a cross and he finished well from inside the box with a low drive.

The Owls struggled to improve much on their poor first half showing and De Vries was mainly a spectator in the Swansea goal. Sousa's side really should have added to their lead in the second period, they had good spells of possession and if we had conceded a goal at the other end it could have become a worrying end to the game. Luckily it wasn't, we remained pretty solid and held on for a comfortable 2-0 win - what we needed after last week's disappointing defeat at home to Nottingham Forest.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 20 2009

Time: 2:04PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 0 - 1 Chelsea
Hull City 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 Norwich
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Everton 3 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 2 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37
13. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Fulham 34 9 3 22 -40 30

Breaking League News

Possible NUFC Line Up v Swansea
Newcastle : 19/04/2014 10:27:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts Norwich Result
Liverpool : 19/04/2014 08:49:00
Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion
Man City : 19/04/2014 08:38:00
FAWSL Highlights: Liverpool 1-0 Man City
Man City : 19/04/2014 08:04:00
Adams Gives Injury Update
Norwich : 19/04/2014 07:00:00
Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:35:00
Gunnarsson Has Full Support & Trust
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the Match vs Chelsea
Suggested By:  
Vorm 4%
Rangel 0%
Chico 7%
Williams 15%
Davies 0%
Routledge 38%
Shelvey 0%
Britton 7%
Dyer 0%
Hernandez 7%
Bony 15%
Amat 7%