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Swansea   1 - 0   Plymouth

Swansea City 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Swansea 1-0 Plymouth

Lee Trundle came off the bench to score his third goal in two games as Swansea City beat struggling Plymouth at Liberty Stadium.

The visitors made it difficult for the Swans, but Trundle did his chances of staying in south Wales beyond the end of December no harm.

Trundle's fired home Gorka Pintado's cross to score after 52 minutes.

That put Swansea into a play-off slot as Plymouth's Shane Lowry was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Liverpudlian Trundle is on loan from Bristol City until the end of the month and has scored five times for his temporary boss Paulo Sousa, claiming both in the 2-2 draw at Peterborough on Saturday.

Plymouth's misery was compounded when Shane Lowry was sent off for a second bookable offence in stoppage time after a clash with Pintado.

Sousa's side lie fifth after being unbeaten in nine home league games and losing only once in their their last 14 Championship encounters.

606: DEBATE

Plymouth, however, are without a goal in three league starts and are are second-bottom following their 12th defeat of the season.

Swansea started well, full-back Angel Rangel almost scoring in his 100th appearance for the club with a right-footed strike.

David Cotterill had a chance to mark his first Swansea start with a goal, but the on-loan winger's right-footed free-kick was comfortably saved by Plymouth stopper Romain Larrieu.

Austrian striker Besian Idrizaj, another making his first start for Swansea, could have done better when he met Cotterill's corner 12 yards from goal but shot over the crossbar.

Swansea were almost caught cold four minutes before the break when Carl Fletcher crossed for ex-Swans striker Rory Fallon, but the New Zealand star's header was off target.

Wales Under-21 midfielder Joe Allen fired tamely wide at the other end shortly before the interval.

Sousa responded with a double substitution at the break, with strike duo Trundle and Pintado taking over from Allen and Idrizaj.

That proved a shrewd move as local favourite Trundle put them in front less than seven minutes after coming on.

Nathan Dyer beat three men before Pintado crossed for Trundle to finish off from six yards with his left foot.

Paul Sturrock's side almost responded immediately but Kari Arnason headed Alan Judge's inswinging corner wide.

The visitors had another chance after 62 minutes when Judge crossed for Fallon, but the striker headed straight at home keeper Dorus De Vries.

Arnason had another chance 15 minutes from the end, but sent his shot wide.


Sousa concedes Swans 'off day'

Swansea City boss Paulo Sousa:

"It is a fantastic result. But we didn't have a very good day. I think it's the worst of the season.

"When we have chances to score we need to score because everything becomes easier.

"When things aren't going well for us we try to change something.

"Besian Idrizaj has been working well in training and I thought it was the right move to start the game with him, but it needed changing at half-time.

"We switched to 4-4-2 and it gave us more presence in the box. We need to score goals and Lee Trundle gives us something at front."

Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock:

"This is a difficult place to come as Swansea have very good players who can pass the ball and we could have been behind in the first minute.

"But we had two great chances for Rory Fallon and we should have scored from at least one of them.

"On goal attempts we were probably on a par with Swansea but that is now three single-goal defeats in a row for us.

"I seem to say the same things after every game but we are having a club meeting on Thursday and hopefully we can go forward from there."

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swansea 1-0 Plymouth FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Trundle 52

    Swansea

    • 01 De Vries
    • 02 Williams
    • 05 Tate
    • 21 Bessone
    • 22 Rangel
    • 07 Britton yellow card
    • 08 Pratley
    • 12 Dyer
    • 24 Allen (Trundle 46)
    • 49 Cotterill (Orlandi 85)
    • 40 Idrizaj (Pintado 46 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 17 Cornell,
    • 26 Serran,
    • 10 Orlandi,
    • 11 Van der Gun,
    • 15 Lopez,
    • 18 Pintado,
    • 19 Trundle

    Plymouth

    • 01 Larrieu
    • 18 Sawyer (Noone 79)
    • 37 Lowry yellow card, red card
    • 39 Gray yellow card (Blake 53)
    • 02 Duguid
    • 04 Fletcher yellow card
    • 08 Mackie
    • 11 Kari Arnason
    • 25 Judge yellow card
    • 31 Folly (Clark 21)
    • 14 Fallon

    Substitutes

    • 23 Letheren,
    • 17 Noone,
    • 22 Rede Johnson,
    • 06 Clark,
    • 13 Blake,
    • 24 Barnes,
    • 26 Gow
    Ref: TannerAtt: 14,004
    SWANSEA
    PLYMOUTH

    Possession

    • Swansea 52%
    • Plymouth 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Swansea 7
    • Plymouth 3

    Attempts off target

    • Swansea 6
    • Plymouth 3

    Corners

    • Swansea 9
    • Plymouth 2

    Fouls

    • Swansea 4
    • Plymouth 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:19 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+3:08 The ball is swung over by Alan Judge.
    • 90:00+1:49 Booking The referee cautions Gorka Pintado for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+1:37 Sent off Shane Lowry is sent off.
    • 88:33 Darren Pratley challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.
    • 88:13 Federico Bessone crosses the ball.
    • 86:13 Chris Clark crosses the ball, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.
    • 84:56 Substitution Andrea Orlandi comes on in place of David Cotterill.
    • 84:46 Centre by Angel Rangel.
    • 82:15 Nathan Dyer produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
    • 80:06 Gorka Pintado fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
    • 78:34 Substitution Craig Noone replaces Gary Sawyer.
    • 77:37 Gary Sawyer challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Cotterill.
    • 76:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Trundle on Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.
    • 75:39 Effort from the edge of the area by Kari Arnason goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 73:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gorka Pintado. Romain Larrieu takes the indirect free kick.
    • 71:25 Free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 71:25 Booking Carl Fletcher receives a yellow card for dissent.
    • 71:18 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley.
    • 70:34 The ball is sent over by Chris Clark, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 68:51 Shot from just outside the area by Angel Rangel misses to the right of the target.
    • 68:24 David Cotterill takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Clark.
    • 68:08 Nathan Dyer produces a cross.
    • 66:32 Foul by Kari Arnason on David Cotterill, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.
    • 64:52 Alan Tate takes the indirect free kick.
    • 64:52 Booking Leon Britton goes into the referee's book.
    • 64:41 Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Rory Fallon results in a free kick.
    • 63:46 The ball is sent over by Darcy Blake.
    • 62:51 Corner taken by Alan Judge from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gorka Pintado.
    • 62:34 The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 62:00 The ball is swung over by Federico Bessone, save made by Romain Larrieu.
    • 59:15 Jamie Mackie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 58:42 David Cotterill delivers the ball.
    • 57:58 Foul by Carl Fletcher on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.
    • 56:29 Nathan Dyer fouled by Gary Sawyer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
    • 55:05 Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:05 Booking Alan Judge goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 54:56 Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Alan Judge results in a free kick.
    • 54:02 Alan Judge produces a cross, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
    • 53:11 Corner taken by Alan Judge, Kari Arnason has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 52:49 Substitution Darcy Blake on for David Gray.
    • 51:28 Gorka Pintado provided the assist for the goal.
    • 51:28 GOAL - Lee TrundleSwansea 1 - 0 Plymouth Lee Trundle scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Plymouth.
    • Correction - 51:16 The ball is crossed by Gorka Pintado,
    • 51:16 The ball is delivered by Gorka Pintado,
    • 49:07 David Gray sends in a cross, comfortable save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 46:08 Free kick crossed by David Cotterill.
    • 46:08 Booking Shane Lowry goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:53 Unfair challenge on Gorka Pintado by Shane Lowry results in a free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Gorka Pintado replaces Besian Idrizaj.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Lee Trundle coming on for Joe Allen.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:30 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+1:14 Alan Judge takes a shot. Angel Rangel gets a block in.
    • 44:30 Joe Allen has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 44:12 Short corner worked by David Cotterill.
    • 43:14 Carl Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. Strike on goal comes in from Federico Bessone from the free kick, blocked by David Gray.
    • 42:37 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Clark.
    • 42:17 David Cotterill decides to take the corner short.
    • 41:30 Carl Fletcher produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Rory Fallon misses to the right of the goal.
    • 37:12 Jamie Mackie challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Williams.
    • 36:36 David Cotterill takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Romain Larrieu makes a comfortable save.
    • 36:25 Darren Pratley takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Fletcher.
    • 34:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Clark on Joe Allen. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.
    • 34:39 Alan Judge produces a cross, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:02 Corner taken by David Cotterill, Shot from inside the area by Besian Idrizaj clears the bar.
    • 31:56 The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:34 Joe Allen fouled by Chris Clark, the ref awards a free kick. Federico Bessone takes the free kick.
    • 30:03 David Cotterill produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 30:03 Booking David Gray receives a caution.
    • 29:57 Nathan Dyer fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 26:58 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
    • 26:51 Darren Pratley sends in a cross, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:07 David Cotterill decides to take the corner short.
    • 23:30 Nathan Dyer is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Judge.
    • 21:52 Chris Clark crosses the ball, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
    • 20:43 Substitution Chris Clark on for Yoann Folly.
    • 17:39 The ball is sent over by Karl Duguid, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 16:13 David Cotterill takes a shot. Besian Idrizaj gets a block in.
    • 14:39 David Cotterill takes a shot. Save made by Romain Larrieu.
    • 14:22 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:05 Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.
    • 12:57 Alan Tate concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Mackie. Shane Lowry takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 11:50 Unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the indirect free kick.
    • 11:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Darren Pratley. Romain Larrieu takes the indirect free kick.
    • 11:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Fallon on Alan Tate. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.
    • 9:33 Federico Bessone fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Federico Bessone takes the indirect free kick.
    • 7:30 Angel Rangel produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 7:16 Joe Allen takes a shot. Blocked by Yoann Folly.
    • 3:42 Gary Sawyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:54 Corner taken by David Cotterill played to the near post, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:36 Joe Allen takes a shot. Blocked by Kari Arnason.
    • 0:10 Jamie Mackie is caught offside. Free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:01 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    Full Championship table
    1 Newcastle 19 21 42
    2 West Brom 20 22 38
    3 Cardiff 20 15 33
    4 Nottm Forest 20 10 33
    5 Swansea 20 1 32
    6 Blackpool 20 10 31
    7 Leicester 20 0 31
    8 Bristol City 20 2 30
    9 Watford 20 -2 30
    10 Middlesbrough 20 6 29
    11 Crystal Palace 20 1 29
    12 QPR 20 4 28
    13 Sheff Utd 20 0 28
    14 Preston 20 -1 26
    15 Doncaster 20 0 24
    16 Barnsley 18 -6 24
    17 Derby 20 -8 22
    18 Scunthorpe 19 -14 21
    19 Reading 20 -10 20
    20 Coventry 19 -8 19
    21 Sheff Wed 20 -9 18
    22 Ipswich 20 -10 18
    23 Plymouth 19 -14 15
    24 Peterborough 20 -10 14


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