Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swindon 1-1 Swansea

Swindon Town
1 - 1
Swansea City

The County Ground

1st January 2008

Attendance:

Referee:

Swindon Town ended Swansea City's 6-match winning streak in the League yesterday with a 94th minute penalty to share the points at the County Ground.

Cox converted from the spot in the dying seconds to cancel out Butler's opener on 87 minutes.

Roberto Martinez made some surprising changes to his side. He changed back to a 4-4-2 formation and dropped both Andy Robinson and Leon Britton to the bench. O'Leary replaced Bodde who serves a 5-match ban and Butler and Bauza were also back in the side.

De Vries

Rangel - Monk - Lawrence - Painter

Anderson - Pratley - O'Leary - Butler

Bauza - Scotland


We were given an early boost in the game as on 19 minutes the referee gave Brian Corr his marching orders for a nasty challenge on Garry Monk.

The Swans had a few half chances on goal but nothing that seriously troubled the goalkeeper.

At the other end, Swindon counter attacked down the left flank but Vincents low cross is straight at Dorus De Vries.

2 minutes before Corr's dismissal, Bauza had a chance hooked clear on the line after lobbing the goalkeeper, the Spaniard is still waiting for his first League goal.

Scotland and Pratley both had shots on goal but again, neither trouble the 'keeper.

In the second half, the Swans needed to push forward and make use of their 1-man advantage. Town held firm though and continued to limit us to half chances.

Martinez made his first change on 51 minutes as Britton replaces Anderson on the right wing.

Moments later and Scotland should have opened the scoring with our best chance yet. Butler crosses but Scotland can only header harmlessly over the bar.

Scotland dissapoints again in front of goal following a good passage of play, the striker again fails to test the keeper.

Straight after missing the target, Scotland is brought off and is replaced by Andy Robinson.

Rangel then gets forward well down the right but his decision to shoot is the wrong one as he misses the target.

The Swans continue to have more of the possession as Swindon try to hang on. We win 3 corners in quick succession but we fail to make use of them.

Guillem Bauza then looked to have finally put us ahead on 75 minutes but the keeper pulls off a superb save, getting down low to palm away his header.

10 minutes later though and we finally break the deadlock as Butler scores. Paynter made a great challenge on Britton when we looked like scoring, but we maintained possession deep in their own half to finally get that vital goal.

However, it didn't prove that vital as it was cancelled out deep into the 4 minutes of injury time. With just seconds remaining, O'Leary was adjudged to have fouled Cox inside the box, he got up to convert the spot kick and the points were shared.

Related Links:
Match Reactions
Monk: 'Referee Was A Disgrace'


Writer:sbrjack
Date:Tuesday January 1 2008
Time: 3:29PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Comments

0
A little disappointing but 19 pts from 21 ain't that bad :-) Leeds lost too and we are still 3 pts clear and a game in hand.
barrydoom
01/01/2008 17:05:00
0
That's exactly the result I have expected. For me it's a good point.
Czech_Jack
01/01/2008 17:08:00
0
The going down to 10 men wen't against us, they were forced to defend and we were unable to break them down.
jack hammers
01/01/2008 23:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
Nordfeldt4%
Naughton0%
Mawson2%
Fernandez2%
Olsson0%
Fer0%
Britton10%
Carroll2%
Sigurdsson12%
Ayew51%
Llorente17%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.yugo233
2.Phil W3
3.KevinE2
4.stevieray1
5.GilT1
Write for Vital Football