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Swansea City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

By Rob WestallBBC Sport Wales
Wayne Routledge
Swansea have won 17 of their 22 Premier League points at home
  • Swansea move up to sixth in the table
  • QPR slip down to one from bottom
  • Rangers have now lost all seven away league matches this season
  • The Swans have only lost once at home in 2014-15

Late goals from Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge denied Queens Park Rangers their first Premier League away point of the season.

Goalkeeper Robert Green produced a string of fine saves from Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wilfried Bony and Kyle Bartley in a dominant Swansea display.

But Ki curled an angled shot into the corner of the goal to finally beat Green.

Former Rs winger Routledge blasted home from outside the box to seal the win.

Swansea are now three points off the top four in sixth, 11 points ahead of QPR who slip to 19th.

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It was a spirited performance by Harry Redknapp's side, who were looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time in the Premier League since March 2013, following Saturday's win over Leicester.

They had only scored twice in their previous six away league matches, but just 35 seconds in, were presented with a chance to improve their tally.

Midfielder Ki tripped QPR's Karl Henry on the edge of the Swansea box, but Niko Kranjcar failed to test Lukasz Fabianski, firing the free-kick high and wide.

Fabianski's opposite number Green has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League so far this season, and it was not long before he was called into action as Swansea took control.

Bony, a constant threat, slid the ball in behind the Hoops' defence to send Routledge clear, but Green rushed out to block the wide-man's effort.

Moments later the former England international keeper flung across his goal to turn behind Bartley's near-post header from a Sigurdsson corner.

Swansea were wasteful in front of goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and again spurned opportunities to put the game beyond Rangers.

Joey Barton picked up his first booking of the season for a lunge on the lively Routledge on the corner of his side's 18-yard box.

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Sigurdsson curled the free-kick over the wall, but Green dived to his left to keep the ball out, with goal-line technology ruling that not all of the ball had crossed the line.

The near-miss sprung Rangers into a rare attack and Fabianski had to scramble across his goal to hold onto Leroy Fur's close-range header, following Krancjar's hooked cross from the byeline.

Moments later Eduardo Vargas hit a powerful low shot just wide of the Swansea goal from just outside the area.

After the break Swansea continued to dominate possession and put Rangers under pressure.

Bony latched onto Sigurdsson's through-ball, but Richard Dunne, making his 500th career league appearance, deflected the Ivorian's shot over the crossbar and onto the roof of the net with a last-ditch challenge.

Redknapp's side offered little threat going forward, defending in numbers and getting bodies behind the ball as Swansea pressed in search of the breakthrough.

It looked as though the newly promoted strugglers may hold on for a point when Green tipped Bony's well-struck volley around the post.

But the Ivory Coast striker helped to finally break QPR's resistance, threading the ball through to Ki, whose precise shot from a tight angle arrowed in off the far post.

Routledge fired the ball into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the area to make it 2-0, with the relentless Bony hitting the post late on.

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green
Goal-line technology showed that Queens Park Rangers' goalkeeper Robert Green had just managed to keep out Gylfi Sigurdsson's first-half free-kick
QPR goalkeeper Robert Green watches as Ki Sung-Yueng's goal is scored
Robert Green (R) and Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski have made the most saves in the Premier League so far this season
Ki Sung-Yueng of Swansea City celebrates his goal
Ki Sung-Yueng's goal against Queens Park Rangers was the first he has scored for Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 29Richards
  • 27Bartley
  • 6Williams
  • 3TaylorBooked at 71mins
  • 7BrittonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forShelveyat 79'minutes
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 15Routledge
  • 23G SigurdssonSubstituted forCarrollat 87'minutes
  • 20MonteroSubstituted forDyerat 70'minutes
  • 10Bony


  • 2Amat
  • 8Shelvey
  • 12Dyer
  • 14Carroll
  • 18Gomis
  • 25Tremmel
  • 58Barrow


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 15Onuoha
  • 22Dunne
  • 4Caulker
  • 13Yun
  • 20Henry
  • 8BartonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forHoilettat 80'minutes
  • 24Vargas
  • 19Kranjcar
  • 10FerBooked at 57mins
  • 9Austin


  • 5Ferdinand
  • 7Phillips
  • 12McCarthy
  • 14Isla
  • 17Mutch
  • 23Hoilett
  • 25Zamora
Kevin Friend

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamQPR
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swansea City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swansea City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Yun Suk-Young.

  4. Post update

    Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Tom Carroll replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Dyer.

  8. Post update

    Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers).

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Joey Barton.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Jonjo Shelvey replaces Leon Britton.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wilfried Bony.

  14. Booking

    Leon Britton (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Leon Britton (Swansea City).

  16. Post update

    Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Wilfried Bony.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Wilfried Bony.

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16West Brom143471420-613
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