Swansea held by Southampton

Swansea City and Southampton played out a forgettable 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium to earn a share of the points as the end of the season approaches.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 13:56 Post Comment

Chico Flores: Key man for Southampton against Swansea

Chico Flores: Key man for Southampton against Swansea

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

With Mauricio Pochettino's visitors widely considered to be safe from Premier League relegation, they will have been pleased to extend their unbeaten run to six matches and sit eight points clear of the drop zone.

Michael Laudrup's Swansea, meanwhile, will be disappointed to fail to win a fifth successive game in a slump at the end of the season but they remain in the top half.

Swansea had made a promising start, with their movement causing the visitors problems without creating any clear-cut opportunities.

But Pochettino's men grew into the game, with the industrious Jack Cork forcing Michel Vorm into the game's first save with a hopeful effort from the edge of the box.

Vorm continued to be the busier goalkeeper and had to be at full stretch to deny Rickie Lambert his 15th goal of the season, the Dutchman tipping over a free-kick that was arrowing into the top corner.

But the goalkeeper blotted his copybook seconds later, failing to hold a simple Jay Rodriguez cross for Adam Lallana to bundle in, only for the whistle to go for handball against the Saints midfielder.

Laudrup removed Luke Moore at the break and introduced Wayne Routledge in a bid to find some inspiration.

The change almost paid dividends just two minutes after the resumption but Michu could not keep his header down from the winger's cross.

Swansea went closer still shortly after when Lallana let the ball run loose inside his own area and Michu pounced to set up Nathan Dyer, but Maya Yoshida got himself in the right place to clear off the line.

Southampton dropped ever deeper and packed midfield as the pressure increased and Daniel Fox survived an ambitious handball appeal as he blocked substitute Ki Sung-yueng's volley.

Artur Boruc then made two excellent saves as he denied Jonathan de Guzman and Dyer when the pair were in on goal.

And with time running out the visitors almost snatched a winner. Ki was muscled off the ball by Steven Davis, but Vorm sharply held Emmanuel Mayuka's effort.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City 3-1 Liverpool Report
Sunday, 24 August 2014
16:00
S'land 1-1 Man Utd Report
13:30
Hull City 1-1 Stoke Report
Tottenham 4-0 QPR Report
Saturday, 23 August 2014
17:30
Everton 2-2 Arsenal Report
15:00
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester Report
C Palace 1-3 West Ham Report
Southampton 0-0 West Brom Report
Swansea 1-0 Burnley Report
12:45
A Villa 0-0 Newcastle Report

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Angel di Maria no 'miracle' for Manchester United, warns Louis van Gaal

Angel di Maria is not Manchester United's miracle, Louis van Gaal warned at the winger's official unveiling.

Transfer news: Alex Song and Danny Welbeck linked with Tottenham

Tottenham are discussing the potential signings of Alex Song and Danny Welbeck on loan, according to Sky sources.

Premier League: Neil Warnock feels he owes Crystal Palace fans

New Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock feels he owes the club after the way his first spell in charge ended.

Mail Box

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property