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  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 29 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Stadium of Light
  • Attendance: 35,628
SunderlandSunderlandvSwanseaSwansea
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live commentary

93 mins:All over at the Stadium of Light and its finish all square. Swansea dominated for large periods of the game but neither side could break the deadlock and in the end of the draw was arguably a fair result

92 mins:Danny Graham almost steals the points with a late strike from a Ben Davies cross but his effort is well cleared by Titus Bramble

89 mins:Swansea goes close again as Dwight Tiendalli breaks into the box but the defender's shot is well wide

87 mins:Into the final few minutes now and with both teams pushing, we could get a winner here

85 mins:Final change for Sunderland as Adam Johnson comes off for Connor Wickham

84 mins:Good play for Sunderland, as Fletcher finally gets involved but is well shackled by Chico who wins a free-kick following a brief tussle

82 mins:Another chance for Swansea as Dyer plays it in for Michu who plays it back to him but the winger can't find the target with his left foot

80 mins:Good chance is wasted by Sunderland from a free-kick and Swansea break clear but Lamah again fails to find a man with his cross

76 mins: Sung-Yueng Ki tries his luck after some good possession play but his effort goes straight over the bar and high in the stand

73 mins:Change for Swansea as Danny Graham, who has been linked with Sunderland comes on for Leon Britton

72 mins:Yellow card for James McLean as he clearly dives following a tackle buy Chico

69 mins:Swansea back on top now, moving the ball well in the Sunderland but again are struggling to make any headway

67 mins:Lamah almost makes an immediate impact, bursting into the box but his shot is saved

66 mins:Another change for Swansea as Roland Lamah comes on for Pablo Hernández

65 mins:First change for Sunderland as James McClean comes on for Alfred N'Diaye

64 mins:Clever effort from Craig Gardner, as his plays his free-kick under the Swansea wal but he fails to find the target

62 mins:First change as Itay Shechter is replaced by Sung-Yueng Ki for Swansea

60 mins: Jonathan De Guzmán tries his luck from distance, lobbing the ball forward but his efforts lands on the roof of the net

58 mins:Swansea getting back into, with Michu having more of a say on proceedings

55 mins:Leon Britton goes in book for a blatant foul on Stéphane Sessegnon who has looked good in this second half

52 mins:Sunderland looking good here but Swansea are very solid at the back and it looks like it will take something special for them to break through

50 mins:Sunderland appear to have found something with both Johnson and Larsson looking dangerous in wide areas

48 mins:Swansea don't appear too worried by Sunderland's start, moving the ball well and controlling the tempo of the game

47 mins:Good start by Sunderland as Stéphane Sessegnon tries his luck from the edge of the area. Looks like Martin O'Neill has really had a go at them and it seems to have worked

46 mins:Swansea get kick us off in the second half and Michael Laurdrup's men will be looking to make their advantage count after a fine first 45 minutes

45 mins:Half time at the Stadium of Light and although Swansea have dominated, neither team has been able to trouble their opponent's goalkeeper

42 mins:Michu once again finds space in the box, following good work down the right but the Spaniard fails to find the target

40 mins:Better play from Sunderland as Fletcher plays it through to Johnson who in turn crosses to the new boy Alfred N'Diaye he can't find the target

37 mins:The Swans must be getting frustrated here as another chance goes amiss, with Hernandez failing to find Davies when it looked an easy past

35 mins:Another penalty shout for Swansea as Bramble appears to handle it in the area but again the ref isn't interested

33 mins:Sunderland appear to be panicking here as Mignolet almost gets caught twice on the ball and Swansea will definitely be looking to target the stopper

30 mins:Good ball forward from Leon Britton, which is played on by Michu but his pass just evades Shechter

27 mins:Despite not scoring, Swansea have really impressed so far, rolling the ball around nicely, with Dyer especially looking sharp

24 mins:The game has slowed a bit in the last few minutes and we could really do with someone to start taking control of proceedings

22 mins:Sunderland having more of a say on proceedings now but are still struggling to create any clear-cut chances

19 mins:First card of the game goes to Dwight Tiendalli for a late challenge on Adam Johnson

16 mins:Another chance for Swansea as Chico breaks into the box and first Itay Shechter and then Pablo Hernández try their luck but they fail to find the net

14 mins:Another effort for Dyer as he strikes from distance but he once again misses the target. Swansea very much on top in the early stages

12 mins:First corner for Sunderland is whipped in but the ball is well collected by Tremmel who immediately plays it forward and after a good breakaway, Michu finds some space in the Sunderland box but his shot is deflected wide

9 mins:First chance of the game goes to Swansea as Nathan Dyer fires goalwards but his effort doesn't have enough curl on and goes wide

7 mins:Swansea definitely the better of the two teams at the moment, controlling the pace of play

4 mins:Penalty shout for Swansea as Itay Shechter goes down under a tackle from John O'Shea but Andre Marriner waves away the protests

2 mins:Both teams just feeling each other out at the moment but neither are willing to show their hand

We're underway at the Stadium of Light with Sunderland controlling the early stages

3 mins:The Black Cats start with the same side that beat Wigan last time out with the only change being on the bench, where loan signing Kader Mangane comes in. Swansea have made three changes from the League Cup clash with Chelsea as Nathan Dyer, Itay Shechter and Dwight Tiendalli all start

2 mins:After having the weekend off, both teams will be fresh for this one and its sure to be an entertaining game

1 mins:Well welcome along to coverage of the Premier League clash between Sunderland and Swansea

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 29 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Stadium of Light
  • Attendance: 35,628
SunderlandSunderlandvSwanseaSwansea
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match report

Sunderland and Swansea had to settle for a point apiece after they shared a lacklustre 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light.

Neither side could claim they fully deserved maximum points - Sunderland failed to manage a single shot on target - but the visitors could highlight a fifth minute penalty claim after John O'Shea appeared to bring down Itay Shechter.

Danny Graham - a second-half substitute for Leon Britton and a reported Sunderland transfer target - had the chance to win it for the visitors at the death only to be denied by a goal-saving challenge by Titus Bramble.

Full-back Dwight Tiendalli whistled a shot across the face of goal but Bramble got in a priceless block to deny Graham from point-blank range.

Graham may yet become a Black Cats player in the next 48 hours but his arrival as a 75th minute substitute was greeted with boos by the home support due to his links with fierce rivals Newcastle.

Fellow substitute Roland Lamah also came close to making an impact after a sloppy pass from Seb Larsson but Simon Mignolet was off his line quickly to smother the danger.

Michu was kept quiet for large chunks of the game but he did create a great chance for Nathan Dyer only for the midfielder to put his near-post effort wide.

At the other end, Sunderland failed to test Gerhard Tremmel in the visitors' goal. The German can have had few easier nights with Black Cats' leading scorer Steven Fletcher lacking any real service.

The home side looked brighter after the interval, Stephane Sessegnon probing the Swansea defence, but it was a comfortable evening for Ashley Williams and company who stifled what little threat Sunderland mustered with relative ease.

team line-up

22Simon Mignolet
16John O'Shea
8Craig Gardner
14Jack Colback
19Titus Bramble
4Alfred N'Diaye67
28Stéphane Sessegnon
15David Vaughan
21Adam Johnson84
7Sebastian Larsson
26Steven Fletcher

substitutes

2Phillip Bardsley
27Ahmed Elmohamady
10Connor Wickham84
12Matthew Kilgallon
23James McClean67
18Kader Mangane
20Keiren Westwood

referee

Andre Marriner

team line-up

25Gerhard Tremmel
6Ashley Williams
21Dwight Tiendalli
33Ben Davies
4Chico
11Pablo Hernández66
7Leon Britton75
12Nathan Dyer
9Michu
20Jonathan De Guzmán
17Itay Shechter61

substitutes

22Angel Rangel
2Kyle Bartley
10Danny Graham75
15Wayne Routledge
13David Cornell
14Roland Lamah66
24Ki Sung-Yueng61

referee

Andre Marriner

match stats

possession %3663
shots on target04
shots off target28
corners34
tackles won1411
offsides11