FT: Swansea 2 Sunderland 2

FT
It ends all square at the Liberty Stadium. That's it from me, have a good one, good bye!

90+3
Cambell has a shot blocked in the Swansea box.

90+2
Dyer shows some neat footwork down the left flank to run down the clock. He's had an excellent outing today.

90+1
Swansea are still dictating the pace here as they monopolise possession.

90
Sunderland clear the delivery. There will be four minutes of optional time.

89
Mignolet concedes a corner cheaply, although to be fair it was a poor backpass by one of his defenders.

88
Sung-Yeung has seen plenty of the ball since coming on, and looks really comfortable in possession.

87
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is barking instructions quite animatedly. It doesn't look like he's alright with a draw given his team's numerical advantage.

86
The Black Cats continue to inch forward conservatively when in possession. They really look content with a point on the road here.

85
Swansea's Graham has a snap-shot blocked in the area. It's the 10-men hosts, who are impressing in these closing stages.

84
Sunderland's Fraizer Campbell replaces Sessegnon.

83
Sung-Yeung gets a generous applause for some nifty footwork in the midfield trenches. He looks a tidy player so far.

82
Sunderland don't appear that desperate to make their extra man count. They're hardly committing numbers going forward.

80
Sung-Yeung outmuscles Sessegnon to dispossess the Sunderland man outside the Swans area. Decent start by the sub, who will have to do a lot of that sort of thing in these final 10 minutes.

79
Swansea shot-stopper Vorm confidently collects a right-wing cross.

78
Swansea's Ki Sung-Yeung replaces Michu.

77
The Black Cats are seeing more of the ball now as they plot to make their numerical advantage count.

76
Play has gotten a bit scrappy since Chico's dismissal. The Swans really had all the momentum up until that stage.

75
Swansea newcomer Ki Sung-Yeung is warming up on the sidelines, and looks set to make his league debut.

74
So Swans boss Michael Laudrup brings on defender Tate in place of attacker Routledge, clearly in response to Chico's moment of madness.

73
Swansea's Alan Tate replaces Routledge.

71
Such a foolish challenge by Chico, who caught the back of Saha's head as the Sunderland man was running down the touchline.

70
Swansea's Chico is sent off for a high foot on Saha!

67
Sunderland's Louis Saha replaces Fletcher.

66
Swansea's Michu attacks a free-kick by De Guzman from the right to nod home ahead of O'Shea! Fantastic header! That's the Spaniard's fourth goal in three games now.

65
It's all the Swans at the moment, they're really starting to find their rhythm.

64
Gardner makes a crucial challenge to force Graham's shot from a tight angle out for a corner, with Sunderland clearing the subsequent delivery.

63
Michu heads De Guzman's cross from the left into the ground and over the cross bar! De Guzman crossed after his corner came back to him.

62
Swansea are starting to camp around the Black Cats area, as Johnson is forced to concede a corner.

61
Fletcher makes a nuisance of himself up front. He's not a spectacular player but an effective and industrious one, as evidenced by the manner of his brace today.

60
De Guzman's low free-kick is kept out by Mignolet, with Swansea having a follow up attempt cleared off the line.

58
It's taking quite some time for this free-kick to happen as the ref marches the Sunderland wall back.

57
Swansea earn a free-kick just outside the Sunderland area.

56
Sunderland's Jack Colback does well to dispossess De Guzman on the touchline.

55
Swansea's Williams is cautioned for a late challenge on Fletcher.

53
Dyer's been a constant threat when on the ball in the final third. He slipped on that last attempt, but still managed to get a decent shot away.

52
Mignolet beats out a shot by Dyer at his near post!

51
Michu impedes Johnson, who cut in off the right flank with real purpose there. Sunderland fail to make the free-kick count.

50
Swansea's Leon Britton balloons his effort over inside the area following a well-worked corner from the right.

49
Word's just come in that left-back Neil Taylor fractured his ankle. Ouch!

48
Swansea retain possession with a patient passing game. They really are a decent footballing outfit. Sunderland, however, are keeping their shape nicely.

47
The substitute Meyler tumbles to the turf and gets the decision. It's been a hurly burly type of game so far, no real surprises there.

46
Swansea get us back underway.

Sunderland lead 2-1 at the break, join us again in 15 minutes for the second instalment.

45+6
Fletcher bundles the ball home from close range following a free-kick into the box by Sebastian Larsson!

45+4
Sessegnon skips down the right flank before whipping a dangerous cross in but Fletcher fails to rise. The Black Cats man was looking for the decision there at his own expense.

45+3
The game has really opened up in these closing stages of the half, with Swansea pressing forward with intent.

45+1
Routledge thunders the ball first time in to the roof of the net after getting on to Dyer's deft chip over the defence! Fantastic finish and assist there!

44
At the other end, Dyer runs out of space down the right as Sunderland clear.

43
McClean thunders a first-time volley just over following a cross to the far post. He really got hold of that.

40
Fletcher scores on his Sunderland debut! Fletcher pounced on a weak back pass by left-back Williams before opening his body and placing the ball past keeper Vorm in a one-on-one!

39
Word from the touchline is that Cattermole's struggling with a dead leg, which he sustained in a fair collision with Routledge.

38
Sunderland's David Meyler replaces Cattermole, with the captain's armband being passed on to O'Shea.

37
Swansea are battling to penetrate a compact Sunderland rearguard. There's very little width out there.

34
Johnson narrowly fails to find McClean down the left flank. Right idea there but the execution was lacking from the England winger.

33
Cattermole's not the player to go down easily. He looks to be alright now as play resumes.

32
Play has stopped as Cattermole receives medical attention for a knock to his left leg.

31
De Guzman's delivery is eventually cleared.

30
Gardner concedes a corner when heading out a right-wing cross.

29
Neither team is really gaining the ascendancy here, as they trade heavy blows in midfield.

28
Sunderland's James McCLean finds space down the left flank but a poor first touch allows Swansea to clear.

27
Swansea's Danny Graham fails to connect with a useful right-wing cross into the box.

25
Gardner is getting booed when he touches the ball. It's really harsh, he did absolutely nothing wrong in his challenge with the injured Taylor.

24
Swansea's Jonathan de Guzman swings in the subsequent free-kick from the left, with Mignolet bravely punching clear.

23
Sunderland's Gardner is booked for a tackle from behind.

22
Dyer tries his luck from range but Mignolet is well positioned to make a regulation stop.

21
Adam Johnson curls a decent free-kick in to the box but keeper Michel Vorm gathers confidently.

20
Swansea's Ben Davies replaces Taylor.

18
Taylor is stretchered off and gets a standing ovation.

17
Play has stopped, while Taylor receives medical attention.

16
Taylor hurts himself when challenging Gardner for the ball near the right touchline. It looks serious.

15
Sunderland are starting to see a little more of the ball now.

14
Sunderland defender John O'Shea pumps the ball upfield with no real purpose, triggering a bout of aerial ping-pong.

12
Cattermole and Dyer collide in midfield. Both players get up with no real complaints.

11
Swansea patiently recycle possession through their backline, as Sunderland sit back with numbers behind the ball.

10
Taylor drags his shot wide of the target. He never really got hold of that.

9
Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon tries to power his way through the Swansea midfield, but finds himself isolated and loses possession.

8
Dyer goes on a strong run down the right before powering in a dangerous low cross, which Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet does well to collect.

7
Sunderland's Lee Cattermole breaks up a promising Swansea movement.

6
The hosts are enjoying a decent spell of possession here. Sunderland, though, look organised and are committed in the tackle.

5
Swansea's Neil Taylor gets down the left wing and sends in a decent cross but Sunderland's defence head clear.

4
Wayne Routledge goes down under a challenge from Craig Gardner in the box. No penalty given. That was a decent shout, Gardner was clearly impeding his opponent.

3
Swansea's Nathan Dyer earns a corner from the right but Sunderland clear the delivery.

2
Black Cats newcomer Steven Fletcher goes down in midfield, earning an early free-kick for the visitors. No doubt he will be the target of some tasty challenges today.

1
Sunderland get us underway.

Send in your predictions/thoughts/rants to stephen.kihn@teamtalkmedia.com and I will publish as many of them as I can before and throughout the action.

If you fancy your luck today, Sunderland are 3-1 to win, while Danny Graham is 9/1 to net a brace with our good friends at Sky Bet.

Transfer deadline day signings Pablo Hernandez (Swansea) and Danny Rose (Sunderland) miss out today.

The visitors are without Phil Bardsley (ankle), Wes Brown (knee) and David Vaughan (ankle) but new signings Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher will make their league bow.

In team news, Chico Flores (groin) and Wayne Routledge (thigh) have shaken off their fitness concerns for the Swans, while fresh recruit Ki Sung Yueng could make his league debut off the bench.

The Black Cats, with a modest point to date, were also successful earlier in the week, beating Morecambe 2-0 in their respective cup encounter.

The Swans enter proceedings with confidence, claiming maximum points from two games, in addition to beating Barnsley 3-1 in a Capital One Cup second-round tie in midweek.

Greetings and welcome to live coverage of Swansea City's Premier League clash with Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  
Burnley v Sunderland  
Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton  
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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