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Summary

  1. Swansea XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Ayew, Paloschi.
  2. Southampton XI: Forster, van Dijk, Fonte, Targett, Bertrand, Romeu, Clasie, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Long, Pelle.

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By Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

So Southampton stretch their unbeaten run to six games thanks to Shane Long's header and they have kept clean sheets in all those matches.

Swansea stay 16th, and are now just three points above the relegation zone and have Arsenal and Spurs away next.

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FULL-TIME - Swansea 0-1 Southampton

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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Kyle Naughton lofts it forward for Swansea but it runs through to Fraser Forster.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Three minutes of added time for Swansea to find an equaliser...

PENALTY APPEAL

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea shout for a penalty as Alberto Paloschi collides with Southampton sub Maya Yoshida. Jonathan Moss says no.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Free-kick to Swansea. It's taken quickly but referee Jonathan Moss brings it back. Thirty yards out, to the right of the penalty area... Gylfi Sigurdsson's delivery is too close to Fraser Forster. A corner results and Andre Ayew heads at goal but it's easy again for Forster.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Matt Targett off for Southampton and on comes Maya Yoshida to further solidify things at the back.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Neil Taylor's cross finds Bafetimbi Gomis but it's cleared by Virgil van Dijk. Two corners in quick succession to Swansea but both are cleared.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea are dominating possession and coming forward but without getting behind Southampton's concrete defence. 

Swansea have scored just two goals in their past six games versus Southampton and both have been in the 83rd minute. Can they do it again?

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

9 - It is nine hours of Premier League football since Southampton last conceded a goal. Unbreached.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

So what have Swansea got to offer now? They've made all their changes but are up against a Southampton defence less than 15 minutes away from keeping their sixth successive clean sheet.

The Saints are looking comfortable but Modou Barrow creates an opening for Swansea, cutting in before shooting wide.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea respond to going behind by bringing on striker Bafetimbi Gomis for Leon Britton, while for Southampton Charlie Austin replaces Graziano Pelle.

GOAL - Swansea 0-1 Southampton (Shane Long)

Shane Long celebrates
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Southampton make the breakthrough as Shane Long heads home from James Ward-Prowse's right-wing cross.

A desperate Lukasz Fabianski got his hands on it but was unable to keep it out.

All to do for Swansea.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Shane Long with a shot from 20 yards but Lukasz Fabianski is able to scramble across and smother it.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

A straight swap for Swansea at right-back as Kyle Naughton replaces Angel Rangel.

CLOSE!

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Swansea captain Ashley Williams has a great chance from a free-kick but, stood in the centre of the goal, he doesn't get much of his head on the ball and it bounces out for a goal-kick.

Should have done better.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Southampton's first change: Cedric Soares on for Oriel Romeu.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Dafydd Pritchard

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The second half has started a little brighter than the first, and there was some entertainment at half-time too.

A Swansea fan proposed to her boyfriend on the pitch and, after he initially said he would only accept if the Swans won today, he eventually said yes.

Judging by the disallowed Southampton goal, it's just as well the gentleman adjusted his answer.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

The first change sees Swansea's Modou Barrow come on to replace Wayne Routledge.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Has Lukasz Fabianski got away with one there? The Polish keeper comes out to collect a cross, runs into Saints skipper Jose Fonte and drops the ball, which is turned in by Graziano Pelle. However, referee Jonathan Moss immediately rules that Fabianski was fouled.

Not so sure about that. Keepers do get plenty of protection from refs at times, don't they?

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Swansea's Jack Cork challenges for the ball and accidentally boots Southampton's Matt Targett in the head. That hurt but Targett doesn't make a big deal of it and is fine to carry on.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Southampton's Ryan Bertrand with a lovely cross from the left but Oriel Romeu can't direct it towards goal. Again, the delivery was lacking nothing but the execution was awry.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

15 - Swansea City have hit the woodwork more often than any other team in the Premier League this season. Misfortune.

They haven't got that close so far this afternoon though...

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Swansea left-back Neil Taylor was impressive going forward in the first half but misses an opportunity to swing a cross over, falls and concedes a throw. 

KICK-OFF

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

No changes at the break as the second half gets under way.

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Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Well, after 44 minutes of not very much, it all came to life in the last two minutes of the half. Gylfi Sigurdsson's volley was difficult to control but still a very presentable chance. 

At the other end, Shane Long was perfectly set up by Steven Davis' long, curling cross. He could see it all the way and, directed in either corner, his header would have been the opener. 

It should have been the opener.

Still, a suggestion of better to come in the second half.

HALF-TIME

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

CLOSE!

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Just after Swansea create their best chance, Southampton miss a great opportunity of their own as Shane Long heads straight at Lukasz Fabianski. He was unmarked and didn't even have to jump. Should have scored.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Lovely move from the Swans, a cross from the right is flicked on by Alberto Paloschi right into Gylfi Sigurdsson's path. He has a clear sight of goal but his left-foot volley flies over.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

When Leon Britton is shooting at goal, you know it’s a game of few chances.

Swansea’s diminutive midfielder has not scored since May 2011, and his miscued effort from 20 yards could only draw a few sympathetic sighs from the stands.    

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Poor delivery and it's cleared at the near post. So no.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Corner to Swansea. Their first. Can they do anything?

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Jack Cork
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Southampton, who are playing three at the back with Jose Fonte, Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand, are predictably looking secure after keeping five clean sheets in a row. Swansea just cannot penetrate the Saints' penalty area.

Saying that, Ronald Koeman's side are not doing much more offensively. Defences on top.

YELLOW CARD

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

The first booking of the afternoon goes to Southampton's Oriel Romeu for a late tackle on Leon Britton. Referee Jonathan Moss doesn't hesitate and he gets that one right.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Here comes Swansea's Neil Taylor again, coming forward down the left. He passes inside to Gylfi Sigurdsson, who tries to find Angel Rangel with a curling cross but the sat-nav is faulty and the ball bounces out for a goal-kick. 

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Our average positions graphic shows that Southampton (right) have been the more attacking team so far. But, in truth, neither side has been overly adventurous. It's been a quiet half-hour. 

Average positions
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Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Francesco Guidolin instructs
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There has been little to excite either set of supporters in an opening quarter in which Southampton have controlled possession but created little in terms of real scoring opportunities.

Swansea fans do at least have their animated head coach Francesco Guidolin to follow on the touchline; the Italian conforming to national stereotypes as he gesticulates excitedly from his technical area.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson must be feeling good after five goals in six games and he fancies a crack here, swinging his left foot at the ball from 20 yards. Sadly for him, it was more suited to a drop-goal attempt in the Six Nations rugby.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Swansea left-back Neil Taylor is looking a threat going forward and makes three attempts to swing a cross over. The third is a peach but neither Andre Ayew nor Alberto Paloschi are able to get on the end of it. They should have been more alert there.