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Crystal Palace   0 - 3   Swansea

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Crystal Palace 0-3 Swansea

Third-place Swansea City extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to six thanks to goals from Scott Sinclair, Darren Pratley and Joe Allen.

Sinclair struck his 11th goal in 13 games after six minutes turning in Angel Rangel's ball from four yards.

Pratley added the second on 71 minutes meeting Andrea Orlandi's precise corner at the near post.

Allen rounded off the win soon after side-footing home Nathan Dyer's pass to send Crystal Palace bottom.

The Eagles have now made their worst start for a decade having won one of their last eight games.

They rarely threatened the Swansea goal with Kieran Djilali coming closest by forcing Dorus de Vries into a save and later sending another effort wide.

Rodgers pleased with Swansea win

But Palace found themselves chasing the game almost from the off after conceding that early Sinclair strike which came from a quickly-taken free kick after Edgar Davids had fouled Allen.

Pratley quickly picked out Rangel who was able to deliver into the box which Sinclair met at close range to find the net.

Palace enjoyed more possession after that, but really did not test De Vries, aside from that Djilali effort, and were out of sight when Pratley added the Swans' second with 19 minutes to go.

Allen made sure of the win 10 minutes from time starting the move, finding Dyer who laid back off to him inside the box to side-foot home.

Swansea have now gone seven hours and 35 minutes without conceding a goal in the league, the last coming in the 3-2 win over Watford on 28 September.

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 0-3 Swansea FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Sinclair 6
    • Pratley 71
    • Allen 80

    Crystal Palace

    • 01 Speroni
    • 02 Clyne
    • 03 Wright yellow card
    • 05 McCarthy
    • 06 Barrett
    • 10 Garvan (Obika 33)
    • 11 Dorman
    • 20 Davids (N'Diaye 81)
    • 21 Djilali (Ambrose 60)
    • 09 Vaughan
    • 16 Zaha

    Substitutes

    • 13 Price,
    • 19 Bennett,
    • 07 Ambrose,
    • 25 N'Diaye,
    • 12 Andrew,
    • 29 Obika,
    • 32 Counago

    Swansea

    • 01 De Vries
    • 02 Williams
    • 03 Taylor
    • 05 Tate
    • 22 Rangel
    • 08 Pratley yellow card
    • 10 Orlandi (Donnelly 81)
    • 12 Dyer
    • 21 Sinclair
    • 24 Allen
    • 30 Emnes (Dobbie 63)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Ma-Kalambay,
    • 34 Walsh,
    • 35 Alfei,
    • 07 Cotterill,
    • 23 Donnelly,
    • 09 Beattie,
    • 14 Dobbie
    Ref: GrahamAtt: 16,223
    CRYSTAL PALACE
    SWANSEA

    Possession

    • Crystal Palace 47%
    • Swansea 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Crystal Palace 5
    • Swansea 5

    Attempts off target

    • Crystal Palace 4
    • Swansea 1

    Corners

    • Crystal Palace 1
    • Swansea 4

    Fouls

    • Crystal Palace 13
    • Swansea 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:42 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+2:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alassane N'Diaye by Scott Donnelly. Darren Ambrose fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Adam Barrett gets a block in.
    • 89:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Obika on Neil Taylor. Neil Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 87:27 The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Pratley. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.
    • 84:59 Booking David Wright booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 81:51 The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha.
    • 81:14 Darren Pratley concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wright. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:14 Booking Darren Pratley is booked.
    • 80:33 Substitution Alassane N'Diaye is brought on as a substitute for Edgar Davids.
    • 80:22 Substitution Andrea Orlandi goes off and Scott Donnelly comes on.
    • 79:22 The assist for the goal came from Nathan Dyer.
    • 79:22 GOAL - Joe AllenCrystal Palace 0 - 3 Swansea A goal is scored by Joe Allen from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-3 Swansea.
    • 77:12 Andy Dorman takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.
    • 73:08 Foul by James Vaughan on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 72:00 Unfair challenge on Andrea Orlandi by Adam Barrett results in a free kick. Andrea Orlandi takes the free kick.
    • 70:19 Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line to the near post, Andrea Orlandi provided the assist for the goal.
    • 70:19 GOAL - Darren PratleyCrystal Palace 0 - 2 Swansea A goal is scored by Darren Pratley from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea.
    • 69:40 Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line to the near post, Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
    • 68:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Dobbie. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:46 Nathan Dyer fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.
    • 65:15 The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha, clearance by Alan Tate.
    • 64:52 Stephen Dobbie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.
    • 62:51 Substitution Marvin Emnes goes off and Stephen Dobbie comes on.
    • 59:40 Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Joe Allen.
    • 59:30 Handball by Andrea Orlandi.
    • 59:30 Substitution Darren Ambrose joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kieran Djilali.
    • 58:44 Corner taken right-footed by Andy Dorman to the near post, Joe Allen makes a clearance.
    • 57:55 Andy Dorman fouled by Joe Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Barrett.
    • 57:36 Shot from just outside the area by Joe Allen misses to the left of the target.
    • 56:06 Unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Marvin Emnes results in a free kick. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:05 The ball is crossed by David Wright.
    • 53:46 Neil Taylor delivers the ball, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:17 Kieran Djilali produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 50:46 Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Joe Allen gets a block in.
    • 48:42 James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Wilfried Zaha. Andy Dorman takes the free kick.
    • 47:22 Kieran Djilali takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:57 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 42:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Obika on Alan Tate. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:14 Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 33:27 Wilfried Zaha fouled by Darren Pratley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from James Vaughan, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 32:42 Substitution Owen Garvan leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Obika.
    • 30:18 Owen Garvan challenges Andrea Orlandi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:40 The ball is swung over by Neil Taylor.
    • 26:50 Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 26:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Owen Garvan. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.
    • 24:32 Darren Pratley sends in a cross, Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 23:03 A cross is delivered by Kieran Djilali, clearance made by Alan Tate.
    • 21:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Edgar Davids. Free kick taken by David Wright.
    • 20:04 Kieran Djilali has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 17:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate by Patrick McCarthy. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
    • 17:24 Marvin Emnes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Owen Garvan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:46 Alan Tate fouled by James Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 14:27 Adam Barrett takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 11:59 Corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi to the near post, Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.
    • 11:07 Marvin Emnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:46 The assist for the goal came from Nathan Dyer. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Adam Barrett. Direct free kick taken by Andrea Orlandi.
    • 5:46 GOAL - Scott SinclairCrystal Palace 0 - 1 Swansea Scott Sinclair scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Swansea.
    • Correction - 5:41 The ball is delivered by Nathan Dyer,
    • 5:41 The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer.
    • 5:16 Foul by Edgar Davids on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Andrea Orlandi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:50 Andrea Orlandi takes a outswinging corner.
    • 1:33 The ball is crossed by Nathan Dyer, David Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 30 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Cardiff 14 16 32
    2 QPR 14 21 30
    3 Swansea 14 8 26
    4 Coventry 14 5 24
    5 Norwich 14 2 23
    6 Reading 14 8 22
    7 Derby 14 8 21
    8 Burnley 14 6 21
    9 Watford 14 4 21
    10 Portsmouth 14 2 21
    11 Ipswich 14 2 21
    12 Leeds 14 -3 20
    13 Nott'm Forest 14 2 19
    14 Millwall 14 1 19
    15 Doncaster 14 0 19
    16 Scunthorpe 14 -3 17
    17 Barnsley 14 -7 16
    18 Sheff Utd 14 -9 15
    19 Leicester 14 -10 15
    20 Hull 14 -8 14
    21 Preston 14 -10 13
    22 Bristol City 14 -10 13
    23 Middlesbrough 14 -11 11
    24 Crystal Palace 14 -14 11


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