- English Barclays Premier League
- 13 May 2012, 3:00pm
- Liberty Stadium
- Attendance: 20,605
90 mins:FULL-TIME: SWANSEA 1-0 LIVERPOOL: Swansea sign off on a high but it's another loss for Liverpool.
90 mins:liverpool come close once more, Agger heading just wide.
89 mins:Mark Gower comes on for the injured Sigurdsson.
88 mins:Liverpool force a goalmouth scramble but Swansea survive.
86 mins:GOAL: SWANSEA 1-0 LIVERPOOL: Swansea take the lead! Rangel finds Danny Graham who drills the ball into the bottom corner.
84 mins:Liverpool are finding it difficult to get past an organised Swansea defence.
83 mins:Henderson overhits a cross with Carroll waiting in the middle.
82 mins:Routledge battles with Johnson for a corner but loses out.
80 mins:Wayne Routledge replaces Nathan Dyer in Swansea's first change.
78 mins:Swansea are on the attack but Rangel's cross can't find a team-mate.
76 mins:Liverpool are much the better side in the second half, a good opportunity for Carroll whose shot on target is saved by Vorm.
75 mins:Dirk Kuyt comes on for Maxi Rodr&iacute;guez.
73 mins:Liverpool win a free-kick which is lifted into the area but ends up behind for a goal-kick.
71 mins:Suarez has not been at his influential best today.
69 mins:Suarez is well challenged by Williams on the edge of the area.
67 mins:It looks like Everton will finish above Liverpool, they're now 3-0 up against Newcastle.
65 mins:Bellamy tries an ambitious effort from distance which goes wide.
64 mins:Swansea win a corner which is cleared off the line by Jamie Carragher.
63 mins:The game's gone into a bit of a lull again.
61 mins:Craig Bellamy replaces Stewart Downing in the first change of the match.
59 mins:Swansea are yet to get going in the second half.
57 mins:Fantastic effort from Carroll, an overhead kick which is well saved by Vorm.
56 mins:The corner is deflected for another, which is put out for a throw-in.
55 mins:Carroll wins a corner for Liverpool as the visitors turn the screw.
53 mins:Liverpool have started the second half well.
51 mins:Liverpool win a corner which is taken quickly and Henderson has a shot which is well saved by Vorm.
49 mins:Suarez breaks forward and gives the ball to Downing, but his return ball is poor and the chance is gone.
47 mins:A low-key start to the second half, in line with the pattern of the first half.
46 mins:Swansea get the second half underway.
45 mins:HALF-TIME: SWANSEA 0-0 LIVERPOOL: A lacklustre first half livened up towards the end but the game needs a goal after the break.
45 mins:Ashley Williams and Andy Carroll are both booked after a scuffle which flared up out of nohing.
44 mins:Dyer bears down on goal and unleashes an effort which produces another fine save from Doni.
42 mins:Carroll turns and drills a shot goalwards but it's just wide.
40 mins:Carroll aims a header goalwards from about 16 yards out but it lacks power.
38 mins:This is now the only Premier League game of the afternoon without a goal!
36 mins:Suarez aims a cross to Andy Carroll which seems to brush against the arm of a Swansea defender, but nothing is given.
34 mins:The resultant corner doesn't come to anything.
33 mins:Sigurdsson gets the free-kick up and over the wall and Doni pulls off a great save down to his right.
32 mins:Swansea have a free-kick inside the D after Shelvey brings down Sigurdsson.
30 mins:Shelvey gets a strong talking-to from referee Mark Halsey after a strong challenge on Leon Britton.
29 mins:The game is a little disappointing as we reach the half-hour mark, not many clear-cut chances.
27 mins:The Liverpool frontline are not having much joy at the moment.
25 mins:Liverpool find some space down the left and Shelvey has a shot blocked, that looked like it was on target.
24 mins:The corner falls to Gylfi Sigurdsson on the edge of the area and his first-time effort is blocked.
23 mins:swansea win a corner, their second of the game.
21 mins:This is a typical Swansea performance, keeping hold of the ball well.
19 mins:Jordan Henderson overhits his pass and it goes out of play for a Swansea goal-kick.
17 mins:Liverpool are slowly getting into the game after a disappointing start.
15 mins:Stewart Downing unleashes an effort but it's well off target.
14 mins:Not too much incident so far but Swansea have had the majority of possession.
12 mins:Sinclair's free-kick is deflected behind for a corner, which is cleared by Liverpool.
11 mins:A backpass is given as Doni picks up the ball from an Andy Carroll pass, a great opportunity for Swansea.
9 mins:Joe Allen aims a cross for Danny Graham after Liverpool gave away the ball, but it's just too far ahead of the Swansea striker.
8 mins:It's been a fairly dull opening to the game, there's not been a tackle so far.
6 mins:Swansea are holding the ball up well but they're doing nothing with it.
4 mins:Nathan Dyer aims a cross into the box but it goes out of play.
3 mins:Swansea are enjoying all the early possession but not getting very far forward.
2 mins:The conditions are perfect in Swansea as the home side go straight on the attack.
1 mins:There's a party atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium as the game gets underway.
Liverpool make two changes, with the ill Pepe Reina being replaced by Doni in goal, and Martin Kelly coming in for Martin Skrtel.
Leon Britton replaces Mark Gower in midfield for Swansea's only change from the team that lost to Manchester United.
There's not too much to play for this afternoon, which could make for an entertaining and freeflowing match.
- English Barclays Premier League
- 13 May 2012, 3:00pm
- Liberty Stadium
- Attendance: 20,605
Danny Graham struck four minutes from time as Swansea ended a memorable debut Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Liverpool.
The striker fired low to Alexander Doni's left from Angel Rangel's astute ball across the box to give the Welsh side a win at the Liberty Stadium to rank alongside their successes over Arsenal and Manchester City earlier this term.
The hosts dominated the opening half and were denied by two excellent saves from Doni, who brilliantly kept out Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick and denied Nathan Dyer.
The visitors proved more of a threat after the break with Michel Vorm making a stunning save from Andy Carroll's overhead kick and denying the £35million striker's low shot before Graham struck.
It was another demoralising afternoon for Kenny Dalglish's side, and will have done little to lift the pressure on the Scot after a thoroughly disappointing league campaign.
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers had encouraged the home fans to turn up in Elvis Presley costumes to celebrate their survival.
And the joyous atmosphere seemed to inspire them as they bossed the opening exchanges, with Liverpool barely having a kick.
Graham came close to giving them an eighth-minute lead but could not convert Joe Allen's cross-shot after the midfielder had robbed Jonjo Shelvey.
Carroll's afternoon had started ignominiously by misdirecting an attempted flick-on straight in the air, and then being beaten By Vorm as he closed the Swansea keeper down.
And his overhit pass back into defence was picked up by Doni, prompting referee Mark Halsey to award Swansea an indirect free-kick inside the box, but Scott Sinclair's shot was well blocked.
Maxi Rodriguez was off target with a half-hearted effort for the visitors but the majority of the action was taking place in the Liverpool half.
Gylfi Sigurdsson was left unmarked at a corner and almost swept home from Allen's pinpoint delivery but his effort was bravely blocked by the onrushing Liverpool defence.
Shelvey threatened at the other end but his on-target effort was blocked away by Ashley Williams' head.
Sigurdsson was brilliantly denied by Doni in the 32nd minute, as the Iceland international intelligently struck a free-kick across the Liverpool wall, but the Brazilian showed lightning reactions to tip the ball round the post.
Carroll wasted Liverpool's best chance when he fired narrowly over Vorm's bar five minutes before the break, while Dyer did the same for Swansea at the other end as Doni blocked his strike after being played in by Sigurdsson.
Carroll's increasing frustration was clear to see and he was involved in a tussle with Williams at the end of the opening half after objecting to the defender's challenge, which earned the pair bookings.
Dalglish had his players out very early for the second half but any strong half-time words appeared to have little effect as Swansea again set about their familiar possession style.
Dyer failed to make the most of good link work with Angel Rangel when he dallied after being picked out by the Spaniard's low pass.
Liverpool began to assert themselves as Carroll's far-post header diverted to safety off Steven Caulker's back, before the England forward produced a brilliant overhead kick that Vorm matched with a superb agile stop to his right.
Carroll's central role in proceedings continued as his clumsy defensive clearance almost allowed Rangel to poke home, before Steven Caulker wastefully headed over from the resulting corner.
Swansea showed signs of fading as the game entered its final 20 minutes, and Vorm made another sharp save from Carroll's low shot after a bright run from substitute Dirk Kuyt.
But the hosts struck to find the winner as Rangel and Sinclair linked on the right and Graham converted coolly for his 14th goal of the season.