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Swansea   1 - 0   Derby

Swansea 1-0 Derby

Swansea 1-0 Derby

Fede Bessone
Bessone celebrates with Tom Butler after scoring the winner

Swansea City climbed to third place in the Championship thanks to Federico Bessone's late goal against Derby.

A fine performance from Rams goalkeeper Stephen Bywater looked like earning Derby a point at the Liberty Stadium.

Bywater seemed unbeatable and two second-half saves to deny Craig Beattie and Darren Pratley were top class.

But nine minutes from time Joe Allen spotted Bessone on the overlap, playing in the full-back who outpaced Robbie Savage to score in the roof of the net.

Although Swansea may only remain in third place until the rest of the division play on Saturday afternoon, it is the highest position the Welsh club has reached for 26 years in the league pyramid.

Swansea, who went into the game on the back of a 10-match unbeaten run, were still without the injured duo of Garry Monk and Mark Gower and recalled Andrea Orlandi in place of Allen following the latter's exertions with the Wales Under-21 side.

Derby boss Nigel Clough made two changes to the side that defeated Coventry 2-1 prior to the international break.

Jake Livermore replaced Stephen Pearson, who was ruled out with a slight groin strain, while Bryan Hughes came in for Paul Dickov as Clough opted to switch to a 4-5-1 formation.

The hosts quickly settled into their stride and were almost handed the lead early on.

Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen

Derby winger Gary Teale was guilty of a woefully short backpass and Nathan Dyer skipped around goalkeeper Bywater before firing his shot against the outside of the post from an acute angle.

Swansea remained the dominant force and started to carve out chances with regularity as the first half wore on.

Cedric van der Gun headed over from an Andrea Orlandi corner before seeing a long-range strike whistle wide, while Bywater was forced into a smart stop to tip Beattie's powerful low shot around the post.

The end of the opening period saw the Swans earn a succession of corners, but Derby weathered the storm to reach the interval on level terms.

Swansea continued to hold the upper hand in the second half and Ashley Williams saw a header fly over the crossbar within two minutes of the restart.

Soon after, the impressive Dyer picked up a ball from Alan Tate before delivering a dangerous cross that narrowly evaded Beattie.

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Swansea introduced Allen in place of Orlandi on the hour mark as they looked to engineer a breakthrough.

Paulo Sousa's men came close again after 70 minutes when Beattie found space in the area and fired in a left-footed shot which Bywater gathered at the second attempt.

Savage then made a superb challenge to prevent Dyer from converting a cross from Pratley, who saw an effort of his own saved by Bywater moments later.

The hosts' total dominance was finally rewarded with nine minutes remaining, as Bessone latched onto Allen's pass before the Argentinian thundered a powerful left-foot shot past Bywater.


Swansea manager Paulo Sousa

Swansea City manager Paulo Sousa:

"It was a fantastic goal with great quality. It was like trying to break a wall.

"We probably had 70% possession. It's not easy to win these games when one team only defends.

"There was good quality in our game and great attitude once more. We made a lot of effort to win the game and in the end we deserved that.

"We have a long way to go, but I think we are getting closer to the right match routine. We can be stronger and more competitive."

Derby County manager Nigel Clough:

"We defended reasonably well for 80 minutes, but we are not quite in the mentality to see it through.

"We were not good enough going forward and gave the ball away far, far too many times. We couldn't put two passes together all evening.

"We have to take some of our home form and home play into the away games. Confidence is a big factor."

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Friday, 20 November 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swansea 1-0 Derby FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Bessone 81

    Swansea

    • 01 De Vries
    • 02 Williams
    • 05 Tate
    • 21 Bessone
    • 22 Rangel
    • 07 Britton
    • 08 Pratley
    • 10 Orlandi (Allen 60)
    • 11 Van der Gun (Butler 77)
    • 12 Dyer
    • 09 Beattie (Trundle 90+2)

    Substitutes

    • 17 Cornell,
    • 26 Serran,
    • 15 Lopez,
    • 24 Allen,
    • 28 Butler,
    • 14 Dobbie,
    • 19 Trundle

    Derby

    • 01 Bywater
    • 06 Leacock yellow card
    • 14 Barker yellow card
    • 21 Moxey
    • 27 Stoor yellow card (Connolly 63 yellow card)
    • 04 Green
    • 08 Savage
    • 11 Teale (McEveley 72)
    • 24 Livermore (Dickov 85)
    • 32 Hughes
    • 09 Hulse

    Substitutes

    • 34 Atkins,
    • 02 Connolly,
    • 03 McEveley,
    • 05 Addison,
    • 07 Croft,
    • 26 Hendrie,
    • 25 Dickov
    Ref: EastAtt: 17,804
    SWANSEA
    DERBY

    Possession

    • Swansea 67%
    • Derby 33%

    Attempts on target

    • Swansea 8
    • Derby 1

    Attempts off target

    • Swansea 6
    • Derby 0

    Corners

    • Swansea 15
    • Derby 2

    Fouls

    • Swansea 9
    • Derby 19
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:48 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+1:27 Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:27 Substitution Craig Beattie leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Trundle.
    • 90:00+1:27 Booking Booking for Dean Leacock for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+1:09 Foul by Dean Leacock on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded.
    • 89:31 Unfair challenge on Alan Tate by Rob Hulse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
    • 88:41 Foul by Dean Moxey on Craig Beattie, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.
    • 85:27 Short corner taken by Darren Pratley.
    • 85:18 The ball is crossed by Nathan Dyer, clearance made by Dean Leacock.
    • 83:53 Direct free kick taken by Dean Moxey.
    • 83:53 Substitution Paul Dickov comes on in place of Jake Livermore.
    • 83:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Craig Beattie.
    • 82:42 Dean Leacock challenges Craig Beattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan Dyer takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:06 Assist by Joe Allen.
    • 80:06 GOAL - Federico BessoneSwansea 1 - 0 Derby Federico Bessone scores a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Derby.
    • 79:44 Darren Pratley takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 78:25 Alan Tate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.
    • 77:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Hulse on Ashley Williams. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.
    • Correction - 75:54 Thomas Butler has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Stephen Bywater.
    • Correction - 75:54 Substitution Thomas Butler comes on in place of Cedric Van der Gun.
    • 75:54 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Joe Allen, comfortable save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 75:54 Substitution (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Thomas Butler coming on for Cedric Van der Gun.
    • 75:54 Booking Paul Connolly shown a yellow card.
    • 75:28 Foul by Paul Connolly on Federico Bessone, free kick awarded.
    • 74:10 Darren Pratley decides to take the corner short. Nathan Dyer crosses the ball, clearance by Shaun Barker. The ball is delivered by Darren Pratley, clearance by Paul Connolly.
    • 73:12 The ball is swung over by Darren Pratley, Robbie Savage manages to make a clearance. Darren Pratley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, James McEveley manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:19 Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Pratley from left wing, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance. Shot by Angel Rangel from a long way out goes over the target.
    • 71:19 Substitution James McEveley comes on in place of Gary Teale.
    • 71:19 Jake Livermore challenges Federico Bessone unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 69:38 Craig Beattie takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 68:59 Gary Teale delivers the ball.
    • 67:12 Darren Pratley takes a shot. Dean Leacock gets a block in.
    • 65:49 The ball is delivered by Jake Livermore, blocked by Alan Tate.
    • 62:59 Bryan Hughes delivers the ball.
    • 62:06 Substitution Fredrik Stoor goes off and Paul Connolly comes on.
    • 61:26 The ball is sent over by Craig Beattie, save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 61:14 The ball is delivered by Federico Bessone, Robbie Savage manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:56 Substitution Andrea Orlandi goes off and Joe Allen comes on.
    • 58:29 Andrea Orlandi restarts play with the free kick. A cross is delivered by Nathan Dyer, Stephen Bywater makes a comfortable save.
    • 58:29 Booking The referee shows Fredrik Stoor a yellow card.
    • 57:59 Cedric Van der Gun fouled by Fredrik Stoor, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 56:06 A cross is delivered by Gary Teale, save made by Dorus De Vries.
    • 54:31 Andrea Orlandi takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Green makes a clearance. Darren Pratley takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
    • 53:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fredrik Stoor by Cedric Van der Gun. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater. Nathan Dyer crosses the ball.
    • 52:07 The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.
    • 51:55 Federico Bessone delivers the ball, clearance made by Dean Leacock.
    • 50:59 Alan Tate fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:19 Rob Hulse concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:05 Dean Moxey produces a cross, Alan Tate manages to make a clearance.
    • 46:46 Cedric Van der Gun crosses the ball, Robbie Savage makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ashley Williams goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 45:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore by Federico Bessone. Direct free kick taken by Fredrik Stoor.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:26 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 43:35 Darren Pratley decides to take the corner short. The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, Shot from just outside the area by Andrea Orlandi misses to the left of the target.
    • 42:43 Inswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Paul Green. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Pratley from the right by-line, Rob Hulse manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:02 Andrea Orlandi takes a shot. Fredrik Stoor gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Paul Green.
    • 40:40 Cedric Van der Gun crosses the ball, Bryan Hughes makes a clearance.
    • 35:38 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
    • 34:47 Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 34:47 Booking Shaun Barker is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 34:11 Nathan Dyer fouled by Shaun Barker, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 33:26 Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse. Direct free kick taken by Fredrik Stoor.
    • 32:09 Unfair challenge on Andrea Orlandi by Jake Livermore results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrea Orlandi.
    • 30:20 Foul by Jake Livermore on Cedric Van der Gun, free kick awarded. Cedric Van der Gun takes the free kick.
    • 29:25 The ball is crossed by Fredrik Stoor. The referee blows for offside against Rob Hulse. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
    • 28:03 Shot from outside the area by Cedric Van der Gun misses to the left of the target.
    • 27:12 Darren Pratley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Paul Green makes a clearance.
    • 26:34 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Pratley, Craig Beattie takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.
    • 25:25 Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi played to the near post, Jake Livermore makes a clearance.
    • 24:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Dean Moxey. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrea Orlandi, Rob Hulse manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:04 Foul by Shaun Barker on Craig Beattie, free kick awarded. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:44 Andrea Orlandi sends in a cross, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi to the near post, Close range header by Cedric Van der Gun goes over the crossbar.
    • 21:01 Andrea Orlandi takes the inswinging corner, save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 19:22 A cross is delivered by Federico Bessone.
    • 18:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Pratley. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 17:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Dyer on Gary Teale. Free kick taken by Dean Moxey.
    • 15:27 Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale to the near post, Rob Hulse takes a shot. Blocked by Federico Bessone.
    • 14:13 Leon Britton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage. Gary Teale takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Ashley Williams.
    • 12:35 Dean Moxey fouled by Andrea Orlandi, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Teale delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
    • 9:53 Rob Hulse fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:04 Unfair challenge on Alan Tate by Rob Hulse results in a free kick. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:11 Nathan Dyer has an effort at goal from inside the six-yard box that strikes the post.
    • 5:31 Shaun Barker challenges Andrea Orlandi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Beattie shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 2:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Dean Leacock. Angel Rangel takes the free kick.
    • 0:59 Jake Livermore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Federico Bessone. Free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 20 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 16 15 33
    2 West Brom 16 17 31
    3 Swansea 17 3 28
    4 Cardiff 16 14 27
    5 QPR 16 12 27
    6 Blackpool 16 9 27
    7 Leicester 16 5 27
    8 Bristol City 16 4 26
    9 Nottm Forest 16 3 25
    10 Middlesbrough 16 5 24
    11 Preston 16 1 24
    12 Watford 16 -2 24
    13 Crystal Palace 16 -1 22
    14 Sheff Utd 16 -3 18
    15 Barnsley 16 -8 18
    16 Sheff Wed 16 -2 17
    17 Coventry 16 -7 17
    18 Derby 17 -9 17
    19 Scunthorpe 16 -12 17
    20 Doncaster 16 -3 15
    21 Plymouth 16 -11 15
    22 Reading 16 -10 14
    23 Ipswich 16 -11 12
    24 Peterborough 16 -9 11


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