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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 August 2005, 15:59 GMT 16:59 UK
Swansea 1-0 Tranmere
Striker Adebayo Akinfenwa was Swansea's match-winner
Akinfenwa ensured a winning start at the New Stadium
Adebayo Akinfenwa's debut goal ensured Swansea began life in a new stadium and a new division with a victory.

The summer signing bundled the ball home on 30 minutes after some typical magic from strike partner Lee Trundle.

The first-half ended with two penalty saves as Tranmere captain Jason McAteer and then Trundle were expertly denied.

Tranmere put the home side under severe pressure in the second half, but a combination of poor finishing and fine goalkeeping gave Swansea the points.


Swansea: Gueret, Ricketts, Iriekpen, Monk (Tate 45), Austin, Forbes, Martinez, O'Leary, Goodfellow, Akinfenwa, Trundle (Tudor Jones 90).
Subs Not Used: Connor, McLeod, Britton.

Booked: O'Leary, Akinfenwa.

Goals: Akinfenwa 30.

Tranmere: Achterberg, Goodison (Harrison 61), Jackson, Sharps, Linwood, Roberts, McAteer, Rankine (Jennings 62), Aiston (Hume 61), Zola, Greenacre.
Subs Not Used: Wilson, Whitmore.

Booked: Rankine, Aiston, McAteer.

Att: 16,733

Ref: L Probert (Gloucestershire).




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