Match Day Thread Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

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  1. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

    Competition - Sky Bet Championship
    Date - 31 October 2020
    Kick off - 3.00 pm
    Venue - Liberty Stadium

    Following their deserved 2-0 home victory over Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening, next up for Steve Cooper’s Swans squad is another home match, this time against Blackburn Rovers.

    On Tuesday evening, the Swans missed several chances before Jay Fulton's elegant flicked finish put them in front.

    Andre Ayew had a shot blocked from an indirect free-kick inside Stoke's six-yard box, before Jamal Lowe wasted a glorious opportunity to seal victory.

    But, in the end, it did not matter as Kasey Palmer headed in Swansea's second, with Stoke dropping down to ninth in the table.

    Swansea and Stoke started the evening in sixth and eighth place respectively - each on 12 points from seven games - but they looked poles apart throughout this match.

    The comfortable victory meant that the Swans moved up to second place in the Championship - where they would have been last Saturday evening had it not been for the intervention of the ref in giving Bristol City a ‘soft’ penalty.

    Indeed, the difference in quality (& control) displayed by PL ref Andre Marriner was marked compared to the guy on show at Ashton Gate, namely Oliver Langford.

    Whilst the Swans were beating Stoke, Championship leaders Reading were opening up a seven-point gap at the top of the Championship after beating free-scoring Blackburn in an exciting contest at Ewood Park.

    The Royals needed just nine seconds to take the lead as Yakou Meite side-footed into an empty net after a defensive mistake, but Blackburn were level two minutes later through Adam Armstrong.

    Michael Olise ran through to put Reading ahead and Josh Laurent's curling effort from outside of the box made it 3-1 to Reading after just 18 minutes.

    Armstrong had chances to score either side of the break before he eventually made it 3-2 with a diving header, before Lucas Joao finished well after breaking through to settle the game.

    As a result, Blackburn slipped to 12th in the Championship, 5 points adrift of Steve Cooper’s squad.

    The Swans have played Blackburn on 43 occasions, winning 14, losing 22 and drawing the other 7 matches.

    In the corresponding fixture at the Liberty last December - which saw a player from each team shown a red card - the sides battled out a 1-1 draw, with Andre Ayew equalising for Swansea after ex-Swan Danny Graham had given Blackburn the lead.



    Turning to Saturday, I have a feeling that the Swans will build upon Tuesday evening’s win over Stoke and run out 3-2 victors <cheers>
     
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  2. glamexile

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    Thanks as always Taff. An amazing fact is we haven't had back to back home wins for almost 14 months. If we can replicate Tuesday night's performance it's a 2-1 home win for me.
     
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    If Cooper can get us to win consistently at home, we could go all the way this season...
     
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    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    Again I'm saying Porthcawl
     
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    Well here's how it goes.... we're doing pretty well over all, only one loss. We have a good result, a comfortable win, things are looking rosy. I now predict a Swans win and it all comes crashing down on top of me <doh>

    Saying that, 2 - 0 to the home side :grin:
     
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  6. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    Someone we all know supports the Swans:

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  7. Matthew Bound Still Lurks

    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    Another fabulous write up Taff.
    Thanks again.

    3-1 Swans
     
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    Thanks Taff.....two home wins in a week are rarities for the Swans but if clueless can get the troops to perform again we [email protected] win by two clear goals....I hope
     
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    Thanks for a great write up Taff. ...... could be a very difficult game.
     
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    I see that Cardiff only managed to scrape a late 1-1 draw at Derby County. ..... 5 points behind us now.
     
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    Shockingly poor game although Derby looked the more creative
     
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    Let’s be honest the quality of football in the championship so far is not exactly world beating stuff...
     
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    We only dropped one place after tonight's games
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    4-2 swans win
     
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    Tough game this one, think we will have to be very patient and grind out a result, so going 1-0 Swans.
     
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    neveroffsidereff Well-Known Member

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    Coventry 1 up against Reading. :)
     
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    2-1 now, come on Coventry
     
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