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St. Mary's Stadium (ATT 30,501) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Marriner

So'ton Southampton vs Swansea City Swansea

So'ton 1

M Schneiderlin (64)

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Swansea 1

N Dyer (73)

Southampton off bottom but forced to settle for a point against Swansea

Last Updated: 10/11/12 7:44pm

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Southampton moved off the bottom thanks to a 1-1 draw at home to Swansea but were left to regret more sloppy defending.

Best of the match

  • Man of the match: Ki Sung-Yueng was impressive at both ends of the pitch.
  • Goal of the match: Nathan Dyer finished smartly after Paulo Gazzaniga and Maya Yoshida dallied at the back.
  • Block of the match: Ben Davies did brilliantly to intercept and clear Jose Fonte's centre after a clever free-kick from Gaston Ramirez.

Saints looked set for their second win of the season when Morgan Schneiderlin got on the end of a Rickie Lambert knockdown to force the ball past Gerhard Tremmel after 64 minutes.

But Nigel Adkins' men threw the lead away within 10 minutes when Maya Yoshida was unable to control a short pass from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and Nathan Dyer pounced.

The former Southampton winger had only been introduced just before the hour mark and produced a clinical finish in off the post to get Swansea back on level terms.

Although the home side pushed for an equaliser their efforts looked tired and both sides were forced to settle for a point apiece.

Having seen his team concede the opening goal in all 10 games so far this season, Adkins had been keen to keep things solid before the break.

And while the Swans dominated possession they created little beyond a near-post drive from Ki after good trickery from the South Korean.

Indeed, Southampton had the better of the openings with Rickie Lambert a useful weapon with his knockdowns. Gaston Ramirez and Schneiderlin both fired wide when well placed.

It was no surprise when the goal came by that route. But it was even less surprising to see Saints throw the lead away and while they climb above QPR they remain in trouble in 19th.

SouthamptonTeam StatisticsSwansea City
1Goals1
01st Half Goals0
4Shots on Target3
7Shots off Target2
5Blocked Shots2
10Corners6
13Fouls13
2Offsides2
2Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
79.5Passing Success82.3
19Tackles15
73.7Tackles Success66.7
48.6Possession51.4
55.9Territorial Advantage44.1
448Total Passes485
32Total Crosses16
160Lost Balls159
64Recoveries53
41.41st Half Poss.58.6
56.22nd Half Poss.43.8

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1 Chelsea 26 60
2 Manchester City 27 55
3 Arsenal 27 51
4 Manchester United 27 50
5 Liverpool 27 48
6 Southampton 27 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 44
8 Swansea City 27 40
9 West Ham United 27 39
10 Stoke City 27 39
11 Newcastle United 27 35
12 Crystal Palace 27 30
13 West Bromwich Albion 27 30
14 Everton 27 28
15 Hull City 27 26
16 Sunderland 27 25
17 Queens Park Rangers 26 22
18 Burnley 27 22
19 Aston Villa 27 22
20 Leicester City 26 18

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