Premier League
4 November 2017
Game week
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Liberty Stadium (Swansea)


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29' G. Murray (G) (assist by: A. Knockaert)


Minute   Description
The pressure is increasing on Paul Clement and, while he may not be in immediate danger, you get the feeling that forthcoming matches against Burnley and Bournemouth will be pivotal in his future at the club. Brighton are up to eighth while Swansea slip into the relegation zone. Thank you for joining us for today's match. Unti next time, goodbye.
90'+5 That's it! All over at the Liberty Stadium. Great win for Brighton, but Swansea have now lost five of their six home matches in the Premier League this season.
90'+4 Fabianski has done a fair bit of running in the last couple of minutes. He's up for another corner that comes to nothing and it's surely all over now.
90'+3 Perhaps the most predictable moment of the match - Ki's delivery is appalling and Fabianski is forced into a hasty retreat.
Lukasz Fabianski is up for a corner!
90'+2 CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Tammy Abraham threads a ball through for Luciano Narsingh but the Dutchman can't keep his shot down and rattles the crossbar. Has to do better there!
90' The fourth official indicates that there will be four minutes of added time but it's difficult to see the home side finding a way back here.
86' Swansea fans are heading for the exit. And who can blame them?
85' Substitution Pascal Groß Isaiah Brown
Another free-kick is overhit. This time Ki is the guilty party. Something tells me set-pieces will be th focus in Swansea training this week.
82' No, no it couldn't. Ki's cross is dealt with easily by the Brighton defence.
81' Luciano Narsingh wins a free-kick for Swansea just outside the are. Ki Sung-yueng stands over it. Could this be the chance?
79' Clucas is saved from the heckles of the fans as he is replaced by Routledge.
Oli McBurnie comes on in place of Jordan Ayew up top for Swansea.
His goal is the difference between the sides but Glenn Murray has been replaced by Tomer Hemed.
76' Swansea fans turn their attentions to the club's owners and board, chanting: "We want our club back."
73' Another free-kick from Clucas. Another total shambles. This one is played too long and the vitriol from the fans is getting louder.
70' Bruno is penalised after bringin down Jordan Ayew but the free-kick from Sam Clucas is dreadful. The set-piece is greeted by boos from the Liberty Stadium faithful.
66' Solly March replaces Jose Izquierdo for Brighton's first change.
Sam Clucas is booked for showing his frustration at an offside decision.
63' Swansea's next two fixtures are away at Burnley and at home to Bournemouth and you have to feel that the outcome these matches will have a big say in whether Clement sees Christmas as Swans boss.
59' Indeed it is Narsingh who comes off the bench, with Tom Carroll the man to make way.
58' Paul Clement waited until the last 10 minutes to make his first substitution at Arsenal last weekend, but it looks like Luciano Narsingh will be introduced shortly.
54' Abraham is back on his feet. Limping, but back on his feet.
53' A goalmouth scramble ensues from the resulting corner and Abraham is down receiving treatment. Worrying scenes for Swansea and for England manager Gareth Southgate.
52' Swansea finally come alive. Tom Carroll threads a pass in to Nathan Dyer, whose prod to Tammy Abraham meets a heavy first touch and the striker is unable to tuck an effort under Mat Ryan.
50' Jordan Ayew goes down under the challenge of Bruno as he bursts down the left wing. There may have been some contact, but the Ghanaian makes the most of it and referee Mike Dean doesn't buy his theatrics.
48' Anthony Knockaert knocks the ball out of play with his hand but gets away with only conceding a throw-in.
46' We're back under way at the Liberty Stadium. Can Swansea find a way back? They failed to register a single shot - on or off target - in the first half. No changes from either manager at the break.
Brighton lead through Glenn Murray's 29th-minute improvised finish and the visitors have looked comfortable ever since. Swansea don't appear to have fixed the problems that have plagued them all season - namely their struggles to make an impact in the final third. Paul Clement's options to change his system at half-time are limited but the status quo looks unlikely to yield an equaliser for the Welsh club.
45'+1 That's it for the first half and the boos ring around the Liberty Stadium after another uninspiring display from the hosts.
44' Swansea have a corner after a Tom Carroll ball into the box is headed behind by Lewis Dunk.
42' Swansea's problem remains finding the telling pass to give Tammy Abraham a sniff of a chance. Nathan Dyer gets into a good position on the right wing but sends his cross straight out for a goal-kick.
39' Nathan Dyer fails to beat the first man with a free-kick on the right flank and the ball bounces high and falls kindly for goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
37' Dunk's next contribution is to collect Brighton's first booking after a needless lunge on Abraham.
34' LEWIS DUNK! Another chance for Brighton as centre-back Dunk meets the resulting corner with a powerful header that requires a one-handed save from Lukasz Fabianski.
32' Worrying times for Swansea as Murray shakes off his man and is allowed to get a shot away in the box. It's deflected wide for a corner.
29' Knockaert with a wonderful left-footed cross into the box and Murray bundles it over the line. A quality assist to a scruffy finish, but Brighton lead at the Liberty.
Assist Anthony Knockaert
Yellow card Federico Fernández
24' Ki Sung-yueng gives the ball away in the middle of the park, allowing Anthony Knockaert to run at the Swansea defence, but he fails to find a gap to play the throughball and concedes possession.
22' Tammy Abraham will have been buoyed by his first England call-up on Thursday but he has been crowded out by the Brighton defence so far. The key for Swansea is finding a way to bring the Chelsea loanee into the game more effectively.
20' Nathan Dyer bursts forward but is hacked down by Jose Izquierdo before making it out of his own half, the Colombian taking one for the team there with Swansea on the counter.
18' Federico Fernandez his penalised for a challenge from behind on Glenn Murray in the centre circle. It's a soft one but you see them given all the time.
14' Swansea are stringing some neat passes together without finding the killer pass - it has been the story of their season so far.
9' STAT: These two sides haven’t met in a league fixture since the final day of the 2007/08 campaign in League One, with Swansea winning 1-0 at the Withdean Stadium. This is their first top-flight meeting.
7' Swansea very much in the ascendency here, on a beautiful afternoon in Wales. They're starting to really settle down in possession, but Brighton have kept bodies behind the ball in abundance.
5' Duffy produces a vital defensive touch to turn a low cross behind, denying Ayew what looked a real scoring opportunity at the far post. Successive corners now for the Swans, but Brighton deal with them admirably.
3' There's a good atmosphere to greet these sides in the opening stages, but the tempo has not quite lived up to the same standard. The ball is being knocked around rather harmlessly in midfield, with possession exchanging hands frequently.
1' AND WE'RE OFF! Brighton in yellow as they get the match underway, attacking left to right. Swansea in white.
The set-piece is delivered towards Federico Fernandez but the ball is headed to safety as the chance passes Swansea by.
Chris Hughton has named an unchanged side to the one that drew at home to Southampton last weekend.
Paul Clement makes just one change from the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, and it is a positive change as defender Mike van der Hoorn is replaced by attacker Nathan Dyer.
SUBS: Hemed, Goldson, March, Schelotto, Krul, Suttner, Brown.
BRIGHTON (4-4-2): Ryan; Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo; Gross, Murray.
SUBS: Van der Hoorn, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Routledge, Mesa, Fulton, McBurnie.
SWANSEA (4-3-3): Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Clucas; Fer, Ki, Carroll; Dyer, Ayew, Abraham.
The Seagulls have netted five times in their last three matches, winning once and drawing twice, as they come into this match high on confidence, fresh off a 3-0 win at West Ham in their last away match.
The same can be said about Brighton, who have conceded just 11 times through 10 league matches, and although struggling to score early on, they seem to have found their form in attack.
The Swans have been able to defend admirably under Paul Clement, as shipping goals has not been their issue. Scoring has, however, with just seven to their name this season, only Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have found the back of the net fewer times.
Just one win from seven matches has seen Swansea drop perilously close to the relegation zone, level on points with Everton for the final spot in the bottom three, but significantly ahead on goal difference.
Hello and welcome to the Liberty Stadium for live coverage of this Premier League clash as Swansea City host Brighton & Hove Albion!


Ł. Fabiański
M. Ryan
Bruno Saltor
G. Bong
Ki Sung-Yeung
L. Dunk
D. Stephens
A. Mawson
L. Fer
T. Abraham
A. Knockaert
N. Dyer
P. Groß
T. Carroll
G. Murray
S. Clucas
J. Ayew
J. Izquierdo
S. Duffy
D. Pröpper
K. Naughton
F. Fernández

Additional info

M. Dean
I. Hussin
Fourth official
S. Hooper


Match Stats

Swansea City Brighton & Hove Albion
54 Attacks (Dangerous) 37
8 Corners 7
12 Fouls 15
17 Free Kicks 13
6 Goal Kicks 15
1 Offsides 2
0 Shots (blocked) 1
0 Shots (off target) 1
2 Shots (on target) 1
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
21 Throw Ins 16

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