Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool

  • Swansea City earn incredibly precious win over Liverpool thanks to Alfie Mawson strike.
  • Jurgen Klopp's men were frustrated by the resilient Swans, who have given themselves a fighting chance for survival.
  • Roberto Firmino should have levelled late on but his header hit the post. Adam Lallana then failed to convert the rebound from two yards.
  • Swansea City: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernández, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson; Leroy Fer, Ki, Clucas; J.Ayew, Dyer.
  • Liverpool: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Wijnaldum, Chamberlain, Salah, Mane, Firmino.
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Full-time: Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool


How have Liverpool not scored there?!

Ings finds Van Dijk, who crosses for Firmino. A free header from the Brazilian hits the post and Lallana contrives to balloon his opportunity. Amazing.


Matip and Lallana combine to play in Salah, who shoots well, well wide. Awful from the Egyptian, who should have done much better.


Four minutes of added time at the Liberty. A mishit clearance from Naughton falls kindly to Can but his effort doesn't trouble Fabianski, much to his chagrin.


Firmino's the latest player to see his shot go wide. Liverpool are exerting some real pressure on the hosts in the last few stages, but Swansea, though the concentration wavered a little just then, are still holding firm.


Salah eventually delivers a cross that finds Van Dijk but his header fails to test Fabianski, who has taken a knock.


Gomez drives forward before shooting well wide of Fabianski's left post.

Van Dijk then tries to hit a half-volley. He catches it cleanly, but he just can't keep it down.


First Swansea City change is made; Ayew off, Bony on.


Swansea not overly troubled as we head into the business end of tonight's match.

A great first touch from Ings gives him a shooting opportunity, but Fabianski saves well once again.


Second substitution for Liverpool - Wijnaldum off, Ings on.


Ayew forces Karius into a routine save as he jinks away from a couple of challenges.

At the other end, Matip blazes over. Not Liverpool's night so far as we head into the final 20 minutes.


Liverpool really trying to exploit Swansea's apparent weakness with balls over the top. Salah was almost set away but he was once again thwarted by Fabianski.

Liverpool make their first change; Oxlade-Chamberlain comes off for Lallana.


Less than half an hour remaining here at the Liberty. Fabianski comes and claims a ball superbly to quell the threat of a lurking Salah, and Swansea eventually win a ball high up the pitch to earn themselves some temporary respite.


Mane bundled down by Clucas in a dangerous area. A real goalscoring opportunity.

Salah takes, and forces a brilliant save from Fabianski. It looked like it was hitting the bar, but he wasn't to know.


Superb intervention from Naughton prevents Robertson from making it 1-1.

Fabianski then reads the danger spectacularly to deny Firmino, who was almost played in brilliantly by Salah.


Liverpool trying to turn the screw now but Swansea clear and eventually win a foul as Ayew is felled by Matip, who engages in melodramatic histrionics.

Liverpool eventually come again with concerted pressure but Salah's shot is nothing short of awful. Never troubling Fabianski.


Another lofted ball over the top causes trouble for Swansea as Firmino strives to latch onto Oxlade-Chamberlain's delivery.

Liverpool win a corner but Swansea break through Ayew, who is eventually stifled by Gomez.


Second half now underway. Can Swansea hold on here?


Mawson's goal proves to be the difference at the break.

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Half-time: Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool

Mawson's lovely finish from a corner has given a battling Swansea the lead against a rather one-dimensional, one-paced Liverpool side. Two balls over the top have been the Reds' only source of danger, thought the Swans have not created much in the way of clear-cut chances either.

Not a game full of quality, but finely poised at the interval.


Oxlade-Chamberlain finds Salah brilliantly. The Egyptian darts into space and picks out Mane in space, but the Senegal star slips at the vital moment and sees his effort go well wide.


Another yellow card for Liverpool. This time for Matip, who scythes down Clucas as he looked to break.

One added minute at The Liberty. So far, so good for the Swans.


Fernandez is currently receiving treatment after taking a whack during all of the celebrations.

Liverpool are trying to exploit the temporarily 10-man Swansea, but in the end they give away a free-kick for a foul on Ayew. Robertson is cautioned for needlessly kicking the forward.


Clucas' corner is not dealt with by Liverpool at all. The ball rebounds off Fernandez and falls kindly to Mawson, who finishes with the grace of a centre-forward. Huge goal for Swansea!