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De Vries Sets New Record In 3-0 Home Win

Swansea City
3 - 0
Scunthorpe United

Liberty Stadium

5th April 2010

Attendance: 14,830

Referee:

Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries set a new club record this afternoon for the most clean sheets in a League season, after keeping his 23rd of the campaign today as the Swans eased to a 3-0 win at home to Scunthorpe United.

Roger Freestone held the record of 22 when we won the Division 3 Championship back in 2000.

De Vries had one of his easiest games of the season today to break the record, as Scunthorpe United struggled to produce a threat in front of goal, as Sousa's side dominated from start to finish.

Following Saturday's disappointing defeat at Cardiff City, which extended our winless run to 6, Sousa's side really needed a victory to help our push for a play-off place.

Some fans might have criticised our manager's decision to make 6 changes to the team - resting key players like Alan Tate and Darren Pratley, but it proved to be a good decision as we enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Swansea City showed a lot of attacking momentum from kick off - something we've lacked in recent games, and it wasn't too long before the 14,000 home fans had something to cheer about. On loan Burnley defender David Edgar opened the scoring for us after 27 minutes following a well-worked corner kick.

The Swans had chances before that to take the lead as Kuqi saw an effort come back off the woodwork after a good attacking move involving and Nathan Dyer and Mark Gower.

Far too often we've gone a goal in front and failed to go on and win the game, but today our dominance continued until full time which saw us score another 2 goals to complete the win.

We didn't have to wait long after the restart for our second goal. Ashley Williams netted from close range as Scunthorpe's defence failed to clear after Bauza's shot was deflected into a crowded penalty area.

Dyer and Kuqi then had chances to make it 3-0, Murphy denied Dyer while Kuqi should have done much better in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper.

The Finn kept battling and despite missing quite a few chances, he got his goal that he was working hard for. With 10 minutes remaining, Monk's long ball was flicked on by an opposition defender and it fell nicely to the striker, as he raced forward before firing the ball in past Murphy.

Paulo Sousa finally got that great reaction he was looking for from his players. We had to get a good result today to give us a boost in our bid for a play-off place, and hopefully now this will give us the confidence we need to go on and pick up the wins we need to stay in the top 6.

SWANSEA CITY:

De Vries, Monk, Edgar, Williams, Rangel, Dyer, Gower, Cotterill, Allen, Bauza, Kuqi.

Subs - Cornell, Tate, Pratley, Orlandi, Pintado, Trundle, Butler.

SCUNTHORPE UNITED:

Murphy, Williams, Byrne, Sparrow, McCann, Hayes, Thompson, Wright, McDermott, Canavan, Raynes.

Subs - Lillis, Wright, Hooper, Forte, Woolford, Godden, McNulty.


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday April 5 2010
Time: 5:40PM

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