Swansea v Saints Match Centre
Puel pleased with Boufal return
Despite defeat at Swansea, Claude Puel was happy with the return of Sofiane Boufal.
Gallery: Swansea 2-1 Saints
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Video: Cédric disappointed after defeat
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90 in 90: Swansea 2-1 Saints
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Highlights: Swansea 2-1 Saints
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Cédric laments ‘disappointing night’
Cédric was frustrated with the manner of Southampton’s 2-1 setback at Swansea City on Tuesday night.
Puel: They were more clinical
Claude Puel reflects on the 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in the Premier League.
Report: Swansea 2-1 Southampton
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They have a good solidity, says Puel
Claude Puel on coming up against a more solid Swansea City side in the Premier League.
Opposition View: Swansea City
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Match Preview: Swansea vs Saints
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Puel: Swansea will be tough
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Video: Puel on Swansea City clash
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Long: A big week ahead
Shane Long looks ahead to Saints' trip to Swansea.
Press conference (part two): Puel on Swansea
Claude Puel speaks to the written media ahead of Saints' trip to Swansea.
Puel hopes for refreshed squad
Claude Puel on coping with the number of games his Southampton have had this season.
Video: Long on visit to Swansea
Shane Long previews Southampton's trip to Swansea City.
van Dijk to miss Swansea clash
Claude Puel will be without team captain Virgil van Dijk for Southampton's Premier League clash at Swansea.
Press conference (part one): Puel on Swansea
Claude Puel speaks with the media ahead of Southampton's trip to Swansea.
The Inside Track: Swansea City
South Wales Evening Post journalist Mat Davies gives us the lowdown on Swansea City.
Stat Pack: Swansea vs Saints
Get all the key stats and facts ahead of Saints' trip to Swansea.
Swansea tickets on sale
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Swansea v Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Gylfi Sigurdsson put the hosts back in front on 70 minutes
- Shane Long had made it 1-1 before the hour mark
- Hosts went in front through defender Alfie Mawson with a first half header
- Sofiane Boufal replaced Dušan Tadić shortly into the second half
Full Time analysis
Saints looked likely to go on and win the game after equalising, but Sigurdsson's goal on the break sees Claude Puel's men beaten the road. Report and reaction to come on southamptonfc.com21.38
Swansea City 2-1 Southampton
Two free-kicks in the closing stages
Swansea attempt to keep the ball in the corner as they play it short to protect their lead late on.
Bertrand volleys wide
Boufal's trickery causes Swansea problems again, but this time his cross is cleared and Bertrand can't get his shot on target from the edge of the area.
Three minutes added on
Stoppage time allocated at the Liberty Stadium.
Fabianski on form again
Sims races down the right and almost finds Long inside the area from close range, but the Swansea 'keeper is out quickly to deny him.
Yoshida heads narrowly wide!
Romeu delivers an arching cross from a deep position and Yoshida rises at the far post to head the ball across the face of goal and just wide.
The substitute is at the heart of every move forward from the visitors as Swansea drop further back.
Yellow Card for Federico Fernandez (Swansea City)
Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)
Brilliant turn and shot from the Moroccan, whose low shot is blocked en route to goal.
Saints pile on the pressure
The visitors swarm all over the Swansea backline with Bertrand and Cédric each flashing inviting crosses into the area, before the hosts clear.
Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Nathan Redmond
Final two changes for Saints made too.
Southampton substitution: Sam McQueen replaces Jordy Clasie
Swansea City substitution: Angel Rangel replaces Martin Olsson
Final change for the hosts.
Cédric with another teasing delivery from the right, and the 'keeper comes off his line to sweep up the danger.
Swansea City substitution: Sung-yueng Ki replaces Leroy Fer
Long claims for a penalty
The striker tries to reach Cédric's cross at the far post and appears to have his shirt tugged by Naughton inside the area, but nothing is given.
Sigurdsson puts Swansea in front again
A breakaway led by Luciano Narsingh sees the substitute beat Bertrand before finding Gylfi Sigurdsson inside the area, whose acrobatic finish finds the bottom corner,
Gylfi Sigurdsson (70’) | Swansea City 2 – 1 Southampton
The moment Shane Long drew Saints level at the Liberty Stadium.
Davis fires over
More neat approach play from Saints with Long teeing up Davis, but the shot from the Northern Irishman goes over the bar.
Redmond goes closer
Terrific rising shot from Redmond just outside of the area, and Fabianski gets fingertips to the strike to push it over the bar.
Concern for Llorente
The Swansea striker stays down clutching his head, but is soon back on his feet again as play continues.
Opportunity for Redmond
Saints almost punish Swansea on the break as Boufal does well to keep the move alive and tees up Remdond, but the forward skews his shot wide.
Swansea City substitution: Luciano Narsingh replaces Wayne Routledge
Swansea make their first change of the night by introducing the former PSV man.
Neat move from Saints sees Davis play in Bertrand, whose low cross into the near post is tucked away by Long for 1-1.
Shane Long (57’) | Swansea City 1 – 1 Southampton
Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Dušan Tadić
The first change of the evening for Saints.
Clasie gets a talking to
The midfielder has a lengthy discussion with match official Roger East without a booking, before play continues.
Davis down inside the area
The midfielder goes to ground after a coming together with Cork, but play carries on.
The forward robs Fernandes of the ball as he chased him down the left side and appears to win the ball fairly, but a free-kick goes against him.
Early pressure from the hosts
A corner is cleared and then is delivered back into the area, where Sigurdsson scuffs a low shot wide.
Swansea take kick-off
The hosts get the game restarted.
Saints and Swansea are back out on the pitch at the Liberty Stadium.
Half Time analysis
Saints are behind in Wales following a header late in the half from Alfie Mawson. The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges, but Swansea applied pressure and were rewarded before the break.
Swansea City 1-0 Southampton
Sigurdsson tests Forster again
The midfielder creates space again, and sees a low shot deflected towards the Saints goal, but Forster is equal to it.
Saints press with a free-kick following a foul on Redmond, but the delivery into the area is held by the Swansea 'keeper.
Yellow Card for Jack Cork (Swansea City)
Swansea midfielder cautioned for a series of challenges
Saints seek immediate response
Prolonged spell of possession for the visitors, but the ball doesn't quite run for them in the final third.
The defender gets to the ball at the near post from Sigurdsson's corner to head home the opening goal.
Alfie Mawson (37’) | Swansea City 1 – 0 Southampton
Fer goes for goal
After some deep defending from the visitors, the ball falls to Leroy Fer outside of the area, but his low shot is brilliantly pushed behind by Forster.
Centre backs tidy up
Alfie Mawson clears Long's cross into the area, before Fernandes does enough to shepherd the ball away from Romeu's delivery towards the far post.
Carroll fires over
Tom Carroll shoots over the bar after a corner from Sigurdsson came his way outside the area.
Sigurdsson takes aim
The midfielder receives a pass from Leory Fer before creating space to hit a fierce strike at goal, but Forster is behind it all the way and makes the save.
Forster makes a save
Sigurdsson's free-kick is met by an offside Fernando Llorente, but Forster makes a fine reaction save nevertheless from his header, before claiming the ball back to take the resulting free-kick.
Swansea appeal for a penalty
The visitors make claims for handball against Cédric and then Jack Stephens from the following corner, but the referee waves the appeals away.
Cédric with the block
The defender throws himself in front of Gylfi Sigurdsson's low drive at goal to make a successful block as Kyle Naughton's cross found the Icelander inside the area.
Concern for Long
Shane Long stays momentarily stays down following a challenge from Fernandes as Saints tried to break down the left side. The striker now back on his feet and involved again.
Fernandes with the clearance
The Swansea defender concedes the first corner of the game as he deals with Ryan Bertrand's dangerous delivery into the area.
Cédric wins the battle
The full-back ushers the ball out of play for goal kick via the on-rushing Martin Olsson. Stood his ground well there.
Opportunity for Long
The striker gets into the area down the right and receives fine pass, but can't keep his shot down as it goes over the bar.
Saints make early inroads
The visitors take the game to Swansea from the off, with Redmond and Bertrand pushing down the left side early on.
Saints take kick-off
The visitors get the game under way, defending the end housing the away supporters.19.45
Teams are out
Swansea and Southampton take to the field at the Liberty Stadium, with kick-off fast approaching.19.41
Watch the Saints players go through their final preparations ahead of kick-off here at the Liberty Stadium.19.38
Forster on Swans trip
Goalkeeper Fraser Forster discusses tonight's game on arrival in south Wales.19.02
Players make their way in
The squad arrive at the stadium and head to the away dressing room for an early look around.18.57
The Moroccan international is named among the substitutes for the first time since recovering from injury. Former Saints pair Jack Cork and Nathan Dyer are in the Swansea squad this evening.18.48
Swansea team news
Starting XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandes, Mawson, Olsson, Cork (c), Carroll, Fer, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Llorente
Subs: Nordfelt (GK), Ki sung-yeung, Amat, Borja, Narsingh, Rangel, Dyer18.45
Southampton team announced
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Romeu, Clasie, Davis (c), Redmond, Tadić, Long
Subs: Taylor (GK), Reed, Boufal, Højbjerg, Gardos, McQueen, Sims18.45
THEY'LL HAVE THAT LIFT FROM THE NEW MANAGER. THE WAY HE'LL SET HIS TEAM UP IS THAT THEY'LL BE HARDER TO BEAT I THINK. THEY'LL WANT TO PICK UP THE POINTS, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE FOCUS ON OURSELVESFRASER FORSTERSOUTHAMPTON GOALKEEPER
Team news coming up
The Saints and Swansea line-ups will be released within the next half an hour18.24
The scene is set
The Liberty Stadium awaits the arrival of the Southampton squad ahead of tonight's game.18.21
Puel press conference
Hear more from Claude Puel ahead of tonight's game, as he faced questions from broadcasters at Staplewood yesterday.17.50
Mouez Hassen signs
It's also transfer deadline day today, and we'll bring you up to date with all the latest news. If you missed it earlier, Saints completed the loan signing of goalkeeper Mouez Hassen. Read more here16.54
Puel's team news
Claude Puel provided an update on the fitness of his squad ahead of tonight's game in this story.13.31
Long on Swansea test
Fresh from his strike which secured Saints' trip to Wembley later this month, we spoke with Shane Long about the trip to Swansea where he scored the winner in last season's encounter.13.25
The Inside Track
Get the lowdown on Swansea with insight from South Wales Evening Post journalist Mat Davies, who gave his thoughts to us here13.22
Read more from Swansea boss Paul Clement on the test he feels Southampton will pose his side, here13.19
THEY ARE A GOOD SIDE AND I EXPECT A GOOD GAME BETWEEN TWO SIDES WHO TRY TO PLAY FOOTBALL. CLAUDE PUEL HAS DONE REALLY WELL THERE. HIS TEAM ARE GOOD TO WATCH AND PLAY GOOD FOOTBALL.PAUL CLEMENTSWANSEA MANAGER
IT'S IMPORTANT TO FIND A GOOD REGULARITY NOW IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. THERE'S A GOOD ATTITUDE, A GOOD SPIRIT AND WE NEED TO KEEP THE CONFIDENCE AGAINST SWANSEA.CLAUDE PUELSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
Puel previews Swansea clash
Hear from Southampton boss Claude Puel on tonight's fixture as he seeks a league 'double' over the Swans this season.13.13
See how the Southampton players were put through their paces at the club's training ground ahead of tonight's game.13.08
Watch our preview of this evening's Premier League clash in south Wales.13.04
Swansea v Saints Line Ups
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
Martin OlssonAngel Rangel (76′)
Leroy FerKi Sung-yueng (72′)
Jack Cork (C)
Wayne RoutledgeLuciano Narsingh (60′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Steven Davis (C)
Jordy ClasieSam McQueen (76′)
Dusan TadicSofiane Boufal (56′)
Nathan RedmondJosh Sims (76′)
Swansea v Saints Match Stats
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