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Swansea City 0 Saints 1
Updated 5:07pm Saturday 3rd May 2014 in Football
This live event has finished
- Sub Rickie Lambert was credited with the only goal after Ashley Williams' attempted clearance bounced off his back and into the net.
The Rickie Lambert goal, scored in the dying moments of the game.
A game that looked to be heading towards a goalless draw has ended with a Saints victory - roll on Manchester United next Sunday!
0-1 A remarkable winning goal as Ashley Williams' attempted clearance bounces off the back of Rickie Lambert and into the net in injury time, after Jordi Amat had inadvertently flicked the ball on.
Dejan Lovren tackles Swansea City's Wilfried Bony.
Mauricio Pochettino makes his voice heard as Luke Shaw gets on the ball.
Swansea substitute Marvin Emnes has gone into the book for a foul onJose Fonte, for which the Saints defender required treatment
Ward-Prowse on for Gallagher
Ex-Saint Nathan Dyer on for De Guzman
Adam Lallana in action today before being subbed for Rickie Lambert.
Lallana off, Lambert on
Adam Lallana in action against Swansea City's Dwight Tiendalli.
Fonte booked for foul on corner of penalty area. Jonjo Shelvey curled the free kick tamely into the arms of Boruc
Victor Wanyama leaps into the air to get his head on the ball.
Steven Davis breaks away with the ball.
Ashley Williams flicked a header over the bar from Ben Davies' inswinging corner
Lallana's low shot is well saved by Vorm
Morgan Schneiderlin on the ball.
Swansea City 0 Saints 0
Shaw wins a corner with a fabulous run down the left, but it comes to nothing
Jack Cork's strike is deflected behind
Gallagher glanced a free header from Clyne's excellent cross over the bar. Should have hit the target. Bony also misses the target with a fierce left footer beyond the far post
Sam Gallagher is tackled by Swansea City's Jordi Amat.
Adam Lallana in action.
Shaw's cross skims across the face of the Swansea goal...
Lovren's sent a direct free-kick over the bar, skimming the roof of the net from the left side of the box. Gallagher won it after being sandwiched by Amat and Tiendalli on the edge of the box
Schneiderlin heads over a Luke Shaw cross
Plenty of shoving and verbals between Schneiderlin and Shelvey...
Promising Saints move comes to an end as Shaw's strike is deflected into the hands of Michael Vorm by Lallana
Jonjo Shelvey's inswinging cross from the left headed narrowly wide by Bony.
Chance for Swansea. Davis ran into trouble, lost possession and Wilfried Bony's backheel set up Pablo Hernandez, whose shot was saved well by Boruc.
We're underway here, Saints playing from left to right, away from a sizeable visiting contingent. Excellent atmosphere already
More fans get prepared to watch today's match.
PHOTO: A group of youngsters await kick-off in their #sfcselfie masks! #saintsfc http://t.co/S4eyM5hDft— @SouthamptonFC 03 May 2014
@SouthamptonFC here's my #sfcselfie http://t.co/UGrnRegDI1— @13lewisw 03 May 2014
Gàston enjoying a pint with a local weleshman in a leopard suit! #SfcSelfie #Saintsfc #MarchingIn http://t.co/RwMjmkPAuq— @_mtc92x 03 May 2014
Time for a few more masks before kick off...
It is worth noting that Saints will be playing a 4-3-3 today with Schneiderlin, Cork and Wanyama in the central roles, Steven Davis more attacking on the right, Lallana on the left and Sam Gallagher through the middle
Thanks for voting in our Daily Echo poll, the results are in - and you are confident of victory against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.
A whopping 52 per cent back a Saints win, 32 per cent a draw and just 17 per cent a loss.
While we all build up to today's game, former Saints manager Nigel Adkins has suffered final minute heartache as Reading missed out on a place in the Championship play-offs after Brighton scored a late goal
Saints fans ahead of the match.
Saints are looking for their first win at the Liberty Stadium, their first win in Swansea since triumphing at the Vetch Field in 1962 and their first goal in the city since 1982.
a sea of red and white at the Saints end of the Liberty Stadium this afternoon. No shortage of Where's Wally outfits etc.
2:09pm Sat 3 May 14
Costa Baz says
With every Saints fan having masks, can we expect to hear "200 Rickie Lambert's, there's only 200 Rickie Lambert's" being sung?
Ralph Krueger meets some familiar faces with unfamiliar bodies!
Met Ralph Krueger outside the stadium! @SouthamptonFC #sfcselfie http://t.co/wB72gaiZM8— @JoeyHale 03 May 2014
@southamptonfc away at Swansea #sfcselfie http://t.co/Atj33Ru1bb— @janeymart 03 May 2014
We are here! #sfcselfie #queuingforafreelunch http://t.co/drast6PsVT— @racer09 03 May 2014
The masks are out in full force...
@Nathaniel_Clyne with a free @SouthamptonFC scarf thanks #saintsfc #sfcselfie http://t.co/t4qOWnnlGX— @alexgbourne 03 May 2014
One change for Saints.
Rickie Lambert is injured but fit enough for a place on the bench so Morgan Schneiderlin returns to the team.
SAINTS: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana, Gallagher.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Hooiveld, Chambers, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Do Prado, Lambert.
SWANSEA: Vorm, Tiendalli, Amat, Williams, Davies, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony.
Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Bartley, Fulton, Dyer, Emnes, Vazquez.
Ref: Andrew Taylor
Writing in today's matchday programme, ex-Saint Garry Monk, the Swansea City manager pays tribute to his former club's achievements thisseason: "Mauricio Pochettino has done a fantastic job at St Mary's to secure what looks certain to be an eighth-place finish for the Saints. The fact that they have a number of players bound for Brazil highlights the quality they have within their squad. It goes without saying that I wish those selected for the World Cup well because they thoroughly deserve it after an excellent season."
An hour to get your votes in...
The away end is all set up with thousands of #sfchomeandheart scarves for our travelling fans. http://t.co/B0at6vzxP5— @SouthamptonFC 03 May 2014
It is a real effort from the fans as well today, many of whom are in fancy dress and wearing masks of the Saints players for the final away match of the campaign.
Saints have also provided free scraves for supporters.
The view of the Liberty Stadium this afternoon...
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