SWANSEA CITY v WEST HAM UNITED
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012
KICK-OFF: 12.45PM
REFEREE: MARTIN ATKINSON

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Final score - Swansea City 3-0 West Ham United

93 mins - That's the final whistle. Thanks for joining us.

92 mins - It's going to be easy to make snap judgements about this game, but essentially two mistakes have cost West Ham dear. Once Swansea were 2-0 up, the Hammers had to chase the game. They could have halved their deficit on at least three occasions before half-time, but the ball just wouldn't go in. If it had, we might have had a totally different second 45 minutes. West Ham need to regroup, cut out the errors and produce the goods against Fulham next Saturday. Before then, of course, a few players could stake a claim for a starting place in Tuesday's Capital One Cup second-round tie with Crewe Alexandra.

91 mins - Demel thinks the ball has gone out for a throw and picks it up. It hadn't, according to the officials, so that's handball. We're going to have three added minutes. Now Diarra is whistled for a foul on Agustien and the substitute nearly benefits as the set piece is taken quickly. A block just prevents him from adding a fourth.

89 mins - Nolan is penalised for a foul on Michu. He needs to be careful, does the skipper.

87 mins - Dyer has a shot from just outside the box but it is off-target. He rather drags it and the ball rolls wide of the left-hand post.

86 mins - Demel wins a corner. Jarvis takes it right-footed but the ball bounces off the top of Maiga's head and away.

84 mins - Reid is booked for a deliberate handball as he misjudges a long ball forward. Swansea use the break in play to bring on Ben Davies for left-back Taylor.

81 mins - Luke Moore will be on for Swansea at the next break in play. West Ham knock the ball around and then a pass is overhit for a goal kick. Routledge is the man replaced by Moore.

79 mins - Nolan collects a pass from Maiga and then tries to play in the Mali man with a clipped ball, but it's cut out on the edge of the box.

77 mins - Nolan and Demel play a series of one-twos as they try to make an opening for a cross. Eventually, the ball comes over to the far post. Vaz Te cranes his neck but cannot keep the header down. Goal kick.

76 mins - Collins is caught in possession by Dyer about 30 yards out. The winger gets to the edge of the box but cannot keep his shot down. The ball flies high and wide of the target.

75 mins - De Guzman gets a standing ovation as he is replaced Agustien.

73 mins - The home fans are having a good old sing-song to some tune that also sees them clap their hands. This game will have to be forgotten about. It's just been one of those afternoons where everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.

69 mins - A third and final change from Big Sam. Alou Diarra is on for his debut in place of Diame.

68 mins - Vaz Te is brought down by Chico, who is booked. Remember, he escaped a yellow card for that kick on Tomkins earlier on. Noble rolls the free-kick to Vaz Te, whose low shot is held by Vorm.

64 mins - GOAL! Swansea's passing and movement has been very impressive and they get their reward. Britton picks out the run of Routledge in behind the back four. He gets to the byline and cuts the ball back for Danny Graham to finish at the far post. This has not made for very enjoyable viewing this afternoon.

62 mins - Maiga is on for Cole. Today's attendance is 20,424.

61 mins - Maiga will be on soon. As he waits to be introduced, Swansea come close again. Michu and Routledge cause havoc inside the box before Collins blocks Routledge's shot behind. Corner. The delivery from Routledge is good, but Collins is fouled.

58 mins - Routledge runs at Collins and is brought down about five yards outside the box by a crude-looking tackle from the No19. Yellow card for Collins. The free-kick comes over and the ball flies just wide of the far post. That was close again.

58 mins - McCartney's diagonal pass from halfway is headed down by Cole for Jarvis, but the angle of the header is just wrong and Corm collects.

56 mins - That should be game over. Vaz Te loses out to Rangel in the air and Dyer races away. Michu breaches the offside trap and is clean through. He has just Jaaskelainen to beat, but his shot curls inches wide of the post. He should have scored.

53 mins - Nolan is booked for a foul on Britton. Moments later, Michu thinks he is through again as he prods the ball past Jaaskelainen. The offside flag is up, thankfully. The ball dribbles away and wide, anyway.

52 mins - Michu is through and thinks he has broken the offside trap. The flag goes up. Replays are inconclusive as Collins might have been playing the striker just onside.

51 mins - West Ham break and Vaz Te is on the ball again. His initial delivery is cut out, but the ball falls back to him. His cross to the far post is headed down by Nolan, but Cole cannot finish with an overhead. Swansea clear again. The Hammers have had a fair few chances this afternoon.

50 mins - Jaaskelainen is called into action as Routledge cuts in from the left and shoots low. The goalkeeper pushes the ball aside for a corner. When the flag-kick is taken, the ball curls out for a goal kick.

48 mins - Better. Vaz Te finds Diame and he cuts inside before playing the ball back to Vaz Te. The Portuguese lays the ball wide right for Jarvis. He drops his shoulder and gets the cross in past Taylor. Vaz Te shapes for the scissor kick, but Swansea clear.

46 mins - A change from Big Sam at the break, with Ricardo Vaz Te on for Tomkins. Vaz is playing wide left of the front three, with Jarvis on the right. Noble drops deeper in midfield.

Half-time score - Swansea City 2-0 West Ham United

48 mins - Well, that's half-time and West Ham have it all to do if they are to keep their long unbeaten away record intact. Two mistakes have cost West Ham dear so far.

46 mins - The second corner is headed goalwards by Tomkins and again scrambled away for a third. This time Cole wins the header and Britton clears off the line. Frustrating is not the word!

45 mins - Chico loses the ball and Noble has half a chance of lobbing Vorm. He decides to try to find Cole, who wins a corner. We'll have three added minutes. The corner is deep and a flick-on finds Nolan. His volley is scrambled behind by Rangel.

44 mins - Some possession ends with a diagonal ball out from Reid to Jarvis. He hooks the cross over Taylor high into the box. Nolan tries to control, but he loses out inside the D and Swansea come away again.

41 mins - As you might expect for a team that has scored seven goals without reply this season, Swansea are looking very comfortable and confident. Needless to say, another Swans goal and we'll be going back to England with nothing to show for our efforts.

38 mins - Cole is booked for using his arm in an aerial challenge with Chico. The Spaniard rolls around holding his face as if a boxer had landed a blow on him. Strangely enough, he is perfectly fine about five seconds after Cole has been booked.

36 mins - Taylor the left-back races forward and points to where he wants the ball, The pass is good and his shot tests Jaaskelainen. The Finn tips over for a corner. Cole again heads clear at the near post.

34 mins - As I type Collins lifts another free-kick into the box from halfway. Reid flicks it on to Jarvis and his hooked left-foot volley brings a fantastic one-handed save out of Vorm. Nolan goes for the rebound, but the ball just won't run for the skipper. Swansea somehow clear.

32 mins - Chance for Jarvis from a long diagonal free-kick from Collins, but the ball drops over a defender's head and rather hits him. The chance is lost as a defender hacks the ball away for a throw. Set pieces look the most likely route if West Ham are going to get back in this.

29 mins - Jarvis gets past Rangel and is brought down near the byline. The right-back is booked, but again Vorm deals with the set piece.

27 mins - GOAL! If the first goal was a mistake, that was an absolute howler. Collins collects a pass from Noble. He has time to pass back to Jaaskelainen, but stubs his foot into the ground. Michu latches on to the loose ball to poke it past Jaaskelainen and into the bottom left-hand corner.

26 mins - West Ham win another free-kick inside Swansea territory as Cole is felled by Chico. Noble will take. Collins wins the header but it drops to a Swansea defender. The home side try to break but Michu is fouled. A bit of a melee ensues and Mr Atkinson calls the two captains together.

25 mins - Tomkins is down after getting a kick from Michu. I don't think the No9 meant it, but he certainly caught Tomkins with a flailing leg. No booking.

22 mins - That's a decent chance to equalise. West Ham win a free-kick wide on the left. Noble curls the ball over and Vorm gets there ahead of Reid. The goalkeeper is fouled by the No2 as he punches clear. Free-kick to Swansea.

20 mins - GOAL! I'm afraid that is a mistake from Jaaskelainen and might well go down as an own-goal. Right-back Rangel gets forward again and nobody tracks his run. The right-back sends a cross-shot over that is going wide of the far post, but the goalkeeper lets the ball squirm under his body and it bounces into the net.

19 mins - Diame wins the ball in midfield and passes left for Jarvis. He swaps passes with McCartney before crossing, but Chico heads clear. Tomkins gets to the loose ball first and finds Diame. He pokes the ball in the direction of Cole, but the No9 is crowded out inside the D.

17 mins - Rangel comes forward again but this time Jarvis gets his head to the ball to prevent the Spaniard getting possession. Diame and De Guzman go for the loose ball, with the Swansea man winning the physical battle and crossing. Collins heads clear. Taylor shoots first-time from the clearance and Collins deflects the ball behind. The corner is headed clear at the near post by Cole again.

15 mins - Rangel gets forward again and Dyer finds him. His low cross is dangerous but Collins is there to clear. McCartney again cleans up the mess but belting the ball out for a throw. Swansea do knock the ball around nicely.

13 mins - Reid is back on. Nolan knocks the ball back to Vorm from the restart. Applause all-round.

12 mins - A lack of communication there as Reid challenges for a header in midfield. Diame jumps too, but into the Kiwi. Reid needs the physio on, but he should be OK after a quick pit stop.

11 mins - The home side coming on a bit stronger now. Dyer tries to feed a through ball in for Routledge but Reid stretches and diverts the ball back to Jaaskelainen. It's not a backpass, so he can catch.

10 mins - A diagonal ball finds Rangel wide on the right. He slots the ball inside for Dyer, whose shot is charged down by McCartney and flies out for a corner. The delivery is low and Cole clears at the near post before McCartney smashes the ball upfield.

9 mins - Diame beats one man before felling De Guzman as he makes the challenge. No action other than a free-kick. Formation-wise, West Ham have a flat back four with Tomkins and Noble in front of them. Nolan is supporting Cole to the right, with Jarvis to the left. Diame is the furthest forward of the three central midfielders.

7 mins - Some meaty challenges are going in at both ends of the pitch, but referee Mr Atkinson waves play-on as both Tomkins and De Guzman slide in. Both were fair tackles from what I could see from up here.

4 mins - West Ham are pressing high and it is paying dividends. Diame and Noble win the ball back from Routledge and McCartney finds Jarvis. He wins a throw. The cross comes over and Nolan wins the initial header, but Cole is penalised for a push on Williams and the chance goes begging.

2 mins  - Well that was almost the perfect start for West Ham United and Matt Jarvis. A brilliant cross from the right is inches too high for Nolan and the ball goes behind for a goal-kick. Great start from the visitors.

1 min - Good early break forward from Guy Demel is met with a firm tackle from Neil Taylor. Throw-in to the Hammers on the right.

1 min - Swansea get us underway.

12.44pm - The coin toss has happened and the Hammers will be attacking the goal to our right in the first half.

12.43pm - The teams are out and the handshakes have taken place. Kevin Nolan leads the Hammers away to our left as they clap the away fans behind the goal.

12.40pm - The teams have just been read out again over the PA system and we are just five minutes away from kick-off now. The away end still has a few empty seats in it but those that are there are making some good noise.

12.30pm - The Swansea mascot Cyril the Swan is joined by a giant green alien and what looks like a small rabbit or cat by the tunnel entrance.

12.20pm - The manager and the coaching staff enjoyed some special company at the team hotel last night. Fresh from commentating on England's abandoned One-Day International with South Africa in Cardiff, Ian Botham joined Big Sam and his colleagues for dinner!

11.50am - Team news! Matt Jarvis makes his West Ham United debut! Jarvis is one of two changes to the team that beat Aston Villa, with Matt Taylor dropping to the bench and James Tomkins replacing Ricardo Vaz Te. For unchanged Swansea, former Hammer Leon Britton starts in centre midfield.

Swansea City: Vorm, Rangel, Taylor, Chico, Williams, Routledge, De Guzman, Britton, Dyer, Michu, Graham
Subs: Tremmel, Tate, Dobbie, Moore, Agustien, Gower, Davies

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, McCartney, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan, Diame, Jarvis, Cole
Subs: Henderson, O'Brien, Diarra, Taylor, Vaz Te, Maynard, Maiga

11.25am - The Hammers have arrived safely at the Liberty Stadium and were welcomed by a sharp rain shower. That wasn't forecast! To view exclusive images from the build-up to today's game, click here.

Good morning and welcome to south Wales and, for the first-ever time, to the Liberty Stadium.

West Ham United take on Swansea City for the first time since the Swans scored a 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay at the Vetch Field on 13 January 1999. The most-recent league meeting between the two clubs also took place at Swansea's old home, with Alan Dickens and Geoff Pike scoring twice each in a 5-1 Hammers victory.

Today, both sides will be looking to build on opening-day victories. West Ham beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the Boleyn Ground thanks to Kevin Nolan's goal, while Nathan Dyer and Michu netted two goals each for the Swans in a 5-0 victory at Queens Park Rangers.

Since then, managers Sam Allardyce and Michael Laudrup have both been busy in the transfer market. Big Sam has brought in England winger Matt Jarvis from Wolverhampton Wanderers fo a club-record fee, while Denmark legend Laudrup moved for South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng from Celtic. While Jarvis could feature today, Ki was not signed in time.

Team news-wise, Jack Collison is the only player unavailable, meaning Big Sam has a strong squad to choose from. The likes of Alou Diarra, Modibo Maiga and Jarvis will be pushing for a first start, but the manager may keep faith with the starting XI that overcame Aston Villa.

The team news will be confirmed at 11.45am and posted first on the club's official twitter feed. We will also have an exclusive photo gallery on the official Facebook page.

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