Swansea v Southampton
- FT 90 +4
- HT 0-0
Southampton extended their unbeaten run to six games with a hard-earned point at Swansea.
Rickie Lambert came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when his free-kick forced Michel Vorm to make a fingertip save.
Swansea found it hard to break down a stubborn defence and Nathan Dyer had a shot cleared off the line by Maya Yoshida.
Vorm preserved a point for Swansea when he denied substitute Emmanuel Mayuka.
Southampton are eight points clear of the Premier League's relegation zone but Swansea have now gone five games without victory.
Swans boss Michael Laudrup had described the match as a must-win game in their bid to finish in the top 10 with only three points separating the sides at the start of play.
Laudrup's side started brightly and Angel Rangel's volley into the box missed the outstretched boot of Luke Moore, before Jonathan de Guzman's shot was blocked by Jos Hooiveld.
Luke Moore narrowly failed to get on the end of a Dyer's cross but the Saints were slowly growing into the game.
Jack Cork's effort from 25 yards forced Vorm into making the first save of the game and Jay Rodriguez tried his luck with a speculative effort which went over the crossbar.
Rodriguez, who replaced Gaston Ramirez in the starting line-up, fired a low shot from the edge of the box which Vorm had to stretch to save.
Southampton continued to press and were awarded a free-kick following Chico Flores' foul on Adam Lallana on the edge of the penalty area.
Lambert curled in a dangerous kick which was heading into the top corner before Vorm pulled off a spectacular save to tip the ball over the crossbar.
From the resulting corner Vorm failed to hold onto the ball and Lallana netted - but the Southampton captain was adjudged to have fouled the keeper and the goal was disallowed.
A Swansea change at the interval saw Wayne Routledge replacing Luke Moore and the substitute created the first chance of the second half.
Routledge got behind the Southampton defence and crossed from the right but top-scorer Michu headed over Artur Boruc's crossbar.
Michu flashed a header wide before the Spaniard capitalised on an error by Lallana to set up Dyer, but the winger's effort was cleared off the line by Maya Yoshida.
Swansea kept probing but found themselves up against a resilient Southampton defence and Boruc denied De Guzman and Dyer.
Substitute Mayuka came close to snatching all three points for Southampton with a minute remaining but Vorm saved his his close-range effort with his leg.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup:
"We did so well on occasions until the last pass.
"The last pass is so important and it is an area we could have done better in.
"I think we should have won but when you don't you have to accept a draw and look on the positive side. We had conceded two goals in each of our last four games and we have now kept a clean sheet."
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino:
"It was not a very good game but we are unbeaten in six games and I am happy with the clean sheet.
"Maybe we should have won because we created the best chances but their goalkeeper made two outstanding saves.
"I don't know if 39 points will be enough for us to stay in the Premier League, we just have to go on and try and win the next game, that is always our goal."
- 01 Vorm
- 04 Chico
- 06 Williams
- 22 Rangel
- 33 Davies
- 07 Britton
- 09 Michu
- 11 Pablo (Ki Sung-Yeung - 61' )
- 12 Dyer
- 20 De Guzman
- 19 Moore (Routledge - 46' )
- 25 Tremmel
- 03 Taylor
- 16 Monk
- 21 Tiendalli
- 15 Routledge
- 24 Ki Sung-Yeung
- 17 Shechter
- 31 Boruc
- 02 Clyne
- 03 Yoshida
- 05 Hooiveld
- 13 Fox
- 04 Schneiderlin
- 08 S Davis
- 18 Cork
- 20 Lallana (Puncheon - 77' )
- 07 Lambert (Ramirez - 63' )
- 09 Rodriguez (Mayuka - 88' )
- 01 K Davis
- 06 Fonte
- 23 Shaw
- 10 Ramirez
- 16 Ward-Prowse
- 42 Puncheon
- 24 Mayuka
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +2:01
Emmanuel Mayuka fouled by Chico, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis, clearance made by Sung-Yeung Ki. Steven Davis has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.90:00 +0:13
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Davis, Ben Davies manages to make a clearance. Morgan Schneiderlin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.89:19
Ashley Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Mayuka. Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.88:55
Emmanuel Mayuka takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.87:14
Nathaniel Clyne takes the free kick.87:14 Substitution
Substitution (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Emmanuel Mayuka coming on for Jay Rodriguez.87:14
Gaston Ramirez fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick.84:30
Jason Puncheon concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Chico takes the direct free kick.82:33
Steven Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.80:20
Foul by Chico on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Fox from left channel, Sung-Yeung Ki makes a clearance.79:44
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Miguel Michu goes wide of the right-hand upright.78:42
Wayne Routledge is ruled offside. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.77:47
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Gaston Ramirez.77:31
Jonathan de Guzman takes a shot. Save by Artur Boruc.76:10 Substitution
Substitution Adam Lallana goes off and Jason Puncheon comes on.75:32
Wayne Routledge takes a shot.74:23
Miguel Michu produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.73:10
Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Blocked by Jos Hooiveld.72:24
Steven Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan de Guzman. Direct free kick taken by Ben Davies.
A cross is delivered by Angel Rangel.69:22
Jay Rodriguez challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.65:12
Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Maya Yoshida manages to make a clearance.63:53
Free kick awarded for a foul by Angel Rangel on Jack Cork. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.61:45 Substitution
Substitution (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Gaston Ramirez coming on for Rickie Lambert.61:45
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman, Headed effort from close range by Miguel Michu goes wide left of the target.60:59
Jonathan de Guzman takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Daniel Fox.60:59 Substitution
Substitution Pablo Hernandez leaves the field to be replaced by Sung-Yeung Ki.60:01
Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.58:31
Steven Davis challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.58:03
Chico takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Cork.56:17
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chico on Rickie Lambert. Maya Yoshida takes the direct free kick.56:02
Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Artur Boruc makes a comfortable save.55:35
The ball is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne, save by Michel Vorm.50:58
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Lallana on Ashley Williams. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.49:53
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.47:18
Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Hernandez takes the free kick.46:52
The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, Header from close in by Miguel Michu misses to the left of the target.45:01
The second half kicks off.45:01 Substitution
Substitution (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Wayne Routledge coming on for Luke Moore.45:00 +1:04 Half time
Half Time The first half comes to an end.45:00 +0:03
Foul by Nathaniel Clyne on Pablo Hernandez, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.44:00
Nathan Dyer is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.42:19
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Miguel Michu results in a free kick. Jos Hooiveld takes the direct free kick.41:47
Adam Lallana challenges Chico unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.39:43
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michel Vorm by Adam Lallana. Michel Vorm takes the direct free kick.39:18
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Davis.38:06
Foul by Chico on Adam Lallana, free kick awarded. Rickie Lambert shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Michel Vorm.33:52
The assistant referee signals for offside against Pablo Hernandez. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Boruc.31:07
The referee blows for offside against Luke Moore. Indirect free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.27:33
Rickie Lambert concedes a free kick for a foul on Chico. Chico takes the free kick.27:04
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.25:29
Daniel Fox challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chico.23:37
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Adam Lallana. Shot comes in from Rickie Lambert from the free kick.21:12
Pablo Hernandez sends in a cross, clearance by Daniel Fox. Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.19:17
Shot by Jay Rodriguez from outside the box goes over the target.18:14
Daniel Fox fouled by Nathan Dyer, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Artur Boruc.14:34
Luke Moore delivers the ball, Daniel Fox gets a block in. Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman played to the near post, clearance made by Morgan Schneiderlin. The ball is sent over by Jonathan de Guzman, save by Artur Boruc.13:59
Foul by Steven Davis on Jonathan de Guzman, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.13:06
Jack Cork takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.11:49
Shot from 18 yards by Pablo Hernandez. Comfortable save by Artur Boruc.10:59
Ben Davies sends in a cross, Adam Lallana manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan de Guzman.9:23
Centre by Nathan Dyer, save made by Artur Boruc.7:56
Jonathan de Guzman takes a shot. Jos Hooiveld gets a block in.6:58
Angel Rangel produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.5:38
Jonathan de Guzman delivers the ball.3:34
Ashley Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. Direct free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.0:57
Jonathan de Guzman takes a shot. Blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin.0:00
The match gets underway.
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