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Swansea 1 - Huddersfield 2

Liberty Stadium

23rd September

Attendance: 12,202

Swansea 1-2 Huddersfield

Swansea City slumped to their second successive defeat after losing 2-1 to Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher put the visitors in front early in the second half. The ball was put through to the midfielder, he outran 2 Swansea defenders to loft the ball over the on-coming Gueret.

Akinfenwa went close with a header after some rare but good skill for Pratley to get round a defender. He put in a good cross with his weaker left foot but Bayo failed to hit the target.

In a terrible spell for the Swans, Taylor-Fletcher scored again on the hour mark, and again he outran a defender to meet a through-ball, and the put the ball past Gueret.

The Swans tried to make their way back into the game late on, but yet again we left it too late to start playing.

Robinson went close with a long range effort and Knight got us one back with 9 minutes remaining. He grabbed the ball and made his way into the area, he was given enough space to shoot low at the far post and somehow it made its way past a defender and into the bottom corner.

Swansea: Gueret, Amankwaah (Way 63), Austin (Williams 55), Iriekpen, Lawrence, Tate, Pratley, Robinson, Butler (Britton 56), Akinfenwa, Knight.

Subs Not Used: Oakes, Fallon.

Booked: Butler.

Goals: Knight 81.

Huddersfield: Glennon, Holdsworth, Adams, Mirfin, McIntosh, Tom Clarke, Hudson, Schofield, Collins, Taylor-Fletcher (Young 70), Booth.

Subs Not Used: Rachubka, Abbott, McCombe, Beckett.

Booked: Booth, Mirfin, Hudson, Adams.

Goals: Taylor-Fletcher 50, 60.

Att: 12,202

Ref: M Jones (Cheshire).

More to follow.

Kenny Jackett:

"It was a stuttering game that didn't flow, especially in the first half, and that suited them.

"They tried to slow the tempo of the game and it worked as we couldn't break them down.

"We are very disappointed to concede goals like that and although we battled back well we cannot give sides two-goal starts.

"Our home form must be better and we had 14 attempts on goal but only three of them were on target.

"We have injury problems and that doesn't make it any easier in this division."

Peter Jackson:

"I'm extremely proud of my team's performance.

"We created a number of chances throughout the game and Gary took his two goals very well.

"The players can take full credit for their performance and we are now looking forward to continuing like this in our next match against Tranmere.

"Swansea only caused us problems in the last 15 minutes but we defended well and fully deserved the victory".




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Date:Sunday September 24 2006

Time: 1:57PM

Your Comments

how much longer have the fans gotta watch poor performances? - will the fans start voting with their feet? - when things are this bad u have to blame the man at the top. how many more chances is jackett gunna get? any one want 2 tickets for tuesday lol
donknina
The imbecile jackett has now resorted to blaming injuries for our poor performances, personally i blame him. Indecision as to both tactics and team selection seem to be hampering the team more than poor form. Apparently he practices the long ball in training all week then blames the team for using it in the game saying that he is disappointed with the way the they play long diagonal balls into the box. Also i have watched the goals from saturday on television and is lawrence playing statues rather than football, about time to give watt a try and get that lanky useless streat of nothing back to wrexham where he should have stayed. JACKETT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
ronnie1731
rumour as it Jacketts getting the sack to be replaced by Dave Penney.
dazza71
A ***** preformance from swansea city Jackett needs to stop defending the team and just addmit that we played crap we need some1 as jacketts number 2 that all the players will respect and be scared of CUM ON YOU JACKS LETS GET BACK 2 WINNING WAYS 2NITE AGAINST CREWE
naythan_swan
Defence is a very big problem - we leaked goals on the floor - not set pieces or high balls as previously. The back four needs to be revised and I think the first change should be in goals.
willow
yep i think its time to start dropping people at the back im a bit dissapointed we let ricketts go now coz we still havent replaced him
swansea_till_i_die
 

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