Swansea City vs. Manchester City: Premier League Soccer Live Score, Analysis
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Location: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales
Swansea City: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Dyer, Britton, Routledge, De Guzman, Hernandez, Michu
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Toure, Barry, Silva, Milner, Nasri Aguero
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A poor game overall. Swansea had the best chances in the first half and should have had a penalty, whilst City can look to three missed opportunities from David Silva and two from Eden Dzeko, but a point each is about right.
Full Time: Swansea 0 - 0 Manchester City
Eden Dzeko adds another miss to his growing collection. He wins a header from six or seven yards out but his feeble effort is easily collected by Vorm. Dzeko's had several chances to stake his claim for a starting berth next weekend.
There are 3 minutes of stoppage time. Swansea embark on a counter attack but a really poor pass ruins their progression.
The game is beginning to peter out now though. Swansea have possession deep in City's half, but the Citizens seem content with a point. There is no attacking urgency to their play.
City are now looking more dangerous, and there is suddenly a zip to their game.
And now David Silva misses another clear opportunity for City. Dzeko, looking to atone for his earlier miss, pulls the ball back for the Spaniard who is just inside the penalty area, clear of any defenders, but only curls his effort high and wide of the goal.
It's Silva's last bit of play, as he then replaced by Jack Rodwell. Nathan Dyer is taken off for Dwight Tiendalli too.
Oh my! Eden Dzeko has just missed a chance from five yards out even though he was well placed. The ball lands at his feet in acres of space and he directs his volley woefully wide.
Despite his poor form this season, Joe Hart still looks set to win his 16th clean sheet this season, which would give him his third golden glove in a row.
It will be scant consolation for the shot stopper though, who is probably not even going to play in the FA Cup final next weekend as Costel Pantilimon has featured in each round before now.
Swansea eventually clear a City free kick, but they remain in possession ....
It's getting a bit rough out there now. Two Swansea players are fouled leading to another Swansea free kick from deep. City bring on Carlos Tevez for Aguero, who hasn't looked his usual dynamic self. What can the Argentinian bring to the game?
It goes well over. Disappointing.
Free kick to Swansea in a dangerous position after a shove by Vincent Kompany on Nathan Dyer. It's about 20 yards out. Central. De Guzman stands over it ....
Corner to Manchester City, who have continued to be abject throughout the second half. It's easily collected by Vorm.
Apologies. There have been huge technical issues on my end, but hopefully we have now seen the end of that, and I can provide updates all the way through to the game's conclusion.
Swansea clear but City remain in possession, however they go all the way back to Joe Hart and start to build up a rhythm again.
Toure had looked poor in the first half, but he's such an explosive talent that it's always a surprise to see him taken off. City force an early corner.
City kick off ...
The second half is about to get back under way. Eden Dzeko has come on to replace Yaya Toure at half-time. It's apparently a tactical decision rather than one forced by injury.
The half-time whistle goes. City have finished the half strongly, but they will still be disappointed with their endeavours so far. Swansea will be looking to re-assert their dominance in the second half, but their best period of the game might have already passed them by.
Two clear cut chances for CIty to take an undeserved lead. A last ditch challenge from Ashley Williams blocks David Sila chance from only 8 yards out, after great work from Sergio Aguero, before the ball breaks to Silva again from even closer in and Vorm rushes out to stop the Spaniard. Great defensive play from the Welsh side.
Looking at that penalty decision again, it was a high tackle from Nastasic, who has made a few naive errors so far, and it should have been given. A let-off for City.
Swansea have been much the better team in the first half, and they should really be ahead. City have struggled to gain any momentum going forward.
Aguero is beginning to get involved more, and his nice work on the right hand side forces a scramble in the box, before Swansea embark on a counter attack that sees Michu appeal for a penalty. Maybe.
City fans are repeatedly making their appreciation for Roberto Mancini known.
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