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Swansea City vs AFC Bournemouth at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel


Swansea City


AFC Bournemouth

FT 25th November 2017 3:00 PM
Liberty Stadium
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It wasn't meant to be.

We've drawn 0-0 to Swansea away and it's probably a fair result.

A good clean sheet on the road though and it means seven points from the last nine.

90: Arter comes off...

Lewis Cook is on for the last minutes.

90: CLOSE!!

Pugh found Daniels in the box and he's skidded a low one towards the back post and it slowly goes narrowly wide at the back post!

That is so close!!

90: Injury time...

FIVE minutes added time... Both teams looking to win it!

Will there be a late winner!?

87: King booked...

He brought down Naughton who had beaten him.

Elsewhere, Ibe is coming off for Gosling for the final moments.

85: Good defending!

Benik holds it up well then plays it to Surman and we work it down the left.

Daniels slaps in a cross but Mawson does really well to cut it out before it reaches Kingy.

83: A huge let off....

Swansea should be in front.

Leroy Fer gets in the area one on one and has an effort well saved by Begovic, and he gets the rebound with the goal at his mercy but somehow misses.

Should be 1-0.

Abraham comes on immediately afterwards for Ayew.

79: Confirmed...

Wilson off for Benik.

The Cherries fans chant his name and we're back underway after the pause in play.

77: Pause in play...

Roque Mesa is bleeding after going up for a header with King.

Benik is ready to come on for us... I reckon Callum will come off.

Could he be the hero!?

74: A melee...

Ibe is pushed by Olsson for no reason, then Ki pushes the referee! 

Not sure what has happened but it all kicked off... 

As we type, Ki is booked - but he pushed the referee, no matter how intentional!

Ibe has been booked too.

71: Big chance!

We counter and Wilson gets it in some space and drives at the last man - King is screaming for the centre but Wilson goes for goal and has an effort blocked!

Better though, a big chance!

69: Close!

Arter hangs a cross up to the back post and Wilson looks certain to head it in, but Mawson just glances it away before Ibe cuts in from the right and hits a low left footed drive which Fabianski saves.

68: Van der Hoorn booked...

After a good spell for the Swans, he grappled Wilson to the floor from a nothing pass and goes into the book.

First yellow card of the day.

63: An attack...

It seems as though we're out of the period of pressure and we're getting more of the ball now.

Ibe has just put in a threatening cross for Callum but Fabianski was there to claim.

Hopefully a swing in the tide!

Charlie attempts to get us back on the front foot...

54: Good block from Ake...

Swans well on top now.

Ayew tried to find space in the area to unleash a strike but Ake was smart to stay on his feet and block the eventual effort.

We're on the backfoot as it stands.

48: Effort from Smith...

After a lovely move, Smithy gets one 25-yards out and thinks 'why not!' 

It wasn't the worst effort, but it whizzed past the post.

45: We resume...

Bony, who had a late goal in the first half disallowed, gets us back underway.

We'll attack our away end this half.


The teams are back out and you can log in for FREE audio commentary, with Simon Francis!

It's been an interesting listen so far...


Well, we've had some good spells in possession but Swans grew into the game late in the half.

It's tight, could only be one goal that nicks it!

The Cherries go in level at the break.

45: Goal disallowed...

Bony has it in the net on the stroke of half time but it's been ruled out!

Sanches headed it back into the mixer, Ayew pushed Ake and Bony was there to tap in.

Huge boos all around but we think it was a foul, just.

43: SAVE!

Pughie and King combine on the left and the winger pulls it back to King in the area.

He stretches a little but the effort is firm but central and Fabianski can clutch it.

Good chance!!

36: Side netting...

Sanches picks up the ball in a dangerous area outside the box and volleys an effort into the side netting.

Swansea growing into this one.

Ibe attempts to get us through...

30: A decent opening for Swansea...

A counter attack from the hosts after a cross from Smith, they work it well to the left to Sanches.

But with Bony in the middle, the midfielder crossed it to the back post where no-one, not even a Cherries defender, was standing.

A better ball and we could have been in danger.

24: Still pressure...

The ball isn't sticking for the Swans and we're still trying to carve them open.

Plenty of the ball, but not a clear chance since Surman's effort from the edge around ten minutes ago.

Kingy jostles for the ball...

13: Effort!

A swift break from us and Swansea are wide open.

Surman gets the ball on the edge and lines one up, but his precisely curled effort is straight at Fabianski.

Good opening, we're on the front foot.

11: Pughie...

Absolute class!

He skins Ki who tries to slide in, he evades another challenge with a chop and mesmerises Naughton with a lovely turn.

He's eventually been brought down, but a lovely piece of play nonetheless!

10: A good start...

No goals yet but we've had plenty of the ball.

We haven't had possession in our own half though, we've looked to probe the Swans backline.

We're looking comfortable (I'm not jinxing it!)

02: Very decent chance for us!

Kingy runs down the line, shrugs off a challenge and plays a great cross from the right to Pughie.

He's free at the back post but scuffs his effort wide! A really good opening early on - encouraging! 

01: We're underway...

Come on lads!

King gets us underway.

Sporting our green and black kit, we'll attack away from our fans in the first half, attacking to our right.

Good atmosphere here.

The teams are out...

Cherries fans in good voice behind the goal as the players emerge.

The press box is high, but packed in with the Swansea fans - so they're obstructing a little bit of the view! But we'll get by!

Come on lads!

Live commentary...

Franno is in position!

Log in to the left for free live audio commentary and don't miss a kick with the skipper!

The warm ups...

Are complete!

Both sets of players are in the tunnel and waiting to get out on the pitch.

The Swans fans have been handed flags so if you're watching later, there should be a sea of white here.

Callum on camera...

Swansea stats...

There are a few stats that stand out for the home side today...

Swansea could lose five successive English top-flight games for the first time.

They have lost seven of their last eight games in all competitions.

The Swans have only had 23 attempts on target in 12 league matches this season.

We hope it continues! But football is a crazy game as we all know.

Are goals on the menu?

Well, they could be judging by the previous meetings between the sides.

The Cherries have bagged two goals or more in seven of the last eight league meetings, including the last four in Wales.

Marc Pugh...

Will make his 263rd league appearance for the club, meaning he goes ahead of manager Eddie Howe in the rankings.

What an achievement Pughie!

The full Cherries side: Begovic; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; Ibe, Arter, Surman, Pugh; King; Wilson.

Did you know?

We're unbeaten in the Premier League against Swansea, we've won 3 and drawn once.

Benik Afobe has scored two and forced an own goal in the last two games against the Swans too, hopefully we can keep the record going today! 

Team news...

The team news will be announced here first at 2pm.

But two players we know for certain won't be in the starting XI are Junior Stanislas and Jermain Defoe.

Eddie Howe said in his press conference that the pair wouldn't travel to Swansea. 

Third kit...

We're playing in green and black today, it's lucky as we went to Stoke City and won in it... 100% record!

But rather conveniently, and genuinely completely coincidentally, there's 50% off our third kit making it just Β£22.50 for an adult shirt!!

Snap one up with our #GreenandBlackFriday sale! 

Speaking of Franno...

Here's a great (well, great to find but not to look at) stat!

The Cherries have never won a Premier League game in which Franno hasn't started.

Hopefully that's a hoodoo that is vanquished today!

We have a special guest with us today...

You all know by now we give you free live commentary if you log in.

Now, Kris Temple and Willo are here but sitting alongside them... the skipper!

Simon Francis will join them as a co-commentator as he is suspended today - take a unique listen from 2pm.


We're live at the Liberty Stadium ahead of another big game for AFC Bournemouth, against Swansea City.

We'll keep you posted across social media and our live website commentary as we look to get a third league win in a row.

As it stood

1 Manchester City 12 +33 34
2 Manchester United 13 +22 29
3 Chelsea 13 +13 26
4 Tottenham Hotspur 13 +11 24
5 Liverpool 13 +7 23
6 Arsenal 12 +6 22
7 Burnley 12 +3 22
8 Watford 13 +1 21
9 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 -1 16
10 Huddersfield Town 12 -9 15
11 Leicester City 13 -2 14
13 Newcastle United 13 -6 14
14 Southampton 12 -5 13
15 Stoke City 13 -10 13
16 Everton 12 -12 12
17 West Bromwich Albion 13 -9 11
18 West Ham United 13 -14 10
19 Swansea City 13 -8 9
20 Crystal Palace 13 -17 8

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