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Summary

  1. Ayew header & shot on turn, Cork from 20 yards
  2. Sub Benteke with header from six yards
  3. Swansea starting XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Montero, Ayew.
  4. Liverpool starting XI: Ward, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Smith, Stewart, Chirivella, Ibe, Ojo, Coutinho, Sturridge.

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By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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FT: Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

That, by the way, was Swansea's fourth home win in a row - their best ever run in the Premier League.

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Daniel Sturridge
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Matt Price: Give Swansea credit. They have beaten most of the big teams at home this season. This was effectively a weakened Liverpool..

Javel Bleach: If this was to save players and energy for Thursday, it will have done nothing for confidence. Huge step up required.

FT: Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge, by the way, headed straight down the tunnel at the end of the game without shaking hands with the Swansea players. Does his 90-minute stint today suggest he won't be starting against Villarreal?

FULL-TIME

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

So, Swansea secure their Premier League status for another season. Job well done by Signor Guidolin, I'd say. Liverpool were poor, but they've got bigger fish to fry.

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp
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Is this Liverpool's worst performance under Jurgen Klopp? They just haven't been at the races today.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Leon Britton
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Jay Fulton replaces Leon Britton for Swansea. Four added minutes.

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

We thought the introduction of Kyle Naughton might be a defensive change, but it's symptomatic of Swansea's confidence that he's playing as a winger as the clock ticks down.

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

And again! He'll get one eventually. This time Sigurdsson hits one on the turn and it skids just past the post.

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Sigurdsson tries his luck again from range - this time it's straight into the breadbasket of Danny Ward.

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Ooofft. Martin Skrtel takes the full force of a Gylfi Sigurdsson drive in the midriff. That's got to hurt.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Final change for Liverpool. Kevin Stewart is replaced by Cameron Brannagan.

PENALTY APPEAL

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Francesco Guidolin
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Liverpool might have got away with one there. Daniel Sturridge appears to handle when a corner is swung in to the Liverpool area, but Roger East doesn't give it.

YELLOW CARD

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Roger East is handing out cards aplenty today. This time it's Martin Skrtel who goes into the book.

RED CARD

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Brad Smith looks dejected
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Brad Smith
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And from the corner, Swansea break upfield and Brad Smith poleaxes Andre Ayew. He's already had a yellow, and there's really only one decision Roger East can make. He's off.

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Nathaniel Clyne unleashes a long-range hit-and-hope and it clanks off a Swansea limb and behind for a corner. Fabianski punches clear from the set piece.

YELLOW CARD

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Angel Rangel is caught upfield and cynically thwarts a Liverpool counter. Roger East has no hesitation in flashing yellow.

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Peter Collins: If this is an audition for Liverpool's back four ahead of Thursday, they've not only failed, they've been thrown out as well.

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

One of Jefferson Montero's better performances in an erratic season, but he's off. On comes Kyle Naughton in what is a defensive-minded change by Francesco Guidolin.

GOAL - Swansea 3-1 Liverpool

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew celebrates
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Er, game off again. Liverpool fail to deal with Jack Cork's cross, Andre Ayew nips in and pinches the ball off Dejan Lovren, and he finds the corner with a low finish. That's the first time Swansea have scored three goals all season.

GOAL - Swansea 2-1 Liverpool

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke
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Christian Benteke celebrates
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And Liverpool have a way back into the game! Christian Benteke gets away from Gylfi Sigurdsson at a corner and plants a header beyond Fabianski. Game on!

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Suddenly Swansea are struggling to get out. It's wave after wave of Liverpool pressure, ending with Neil Taylor intercepting a one-two from Daniel Sturridge to Nathaniel Clyne. In doing so, he catches Lukasz Fabianski in the face and the Swansea keeper needs treatment here.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Christian Benteke
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Liverpool are just beginning to come to life, but they are struggling to carve out any clear opportunities. Could Adam Lallana be the man to change that? He's warming up...

CLOSE!

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Goodness me, that's as close as Liverpool have come and it's not even one of their players. Lucas curls a cross in and Swansea left-back Neil Taylor sidefoots it out for a corner, inches away from his own net. Dicy.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Jurgen Klopp
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"There's a quiet air of contentment around the Liberty Stadium - save for the agitated away fans - with Swansea in total control against Liverpool.

"The Swans were dreadful in their previous two defeats at Leicester and Newcastle but this impressive performance is at least some form of redemption.

"For Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp's animated fury on the touchline is an indication of how badly things have gone for the visitors so far today."

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Sheyi Ojo wins a corner off Angel Rangel, but it comes to nothing and Liverpool are forced to go all the way to keeper Danny Ward. Not happening for the Reds at the moment.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Dejan Lovren
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Dejan Lovren has gone through the back of Andre Ayew. The Ghanaian crumples to the ground with a shriek. Liverpool are allowed to play on, but Jurgen Klopp tells them to put the ball out so Ayew can get treatment. Great sportsmanship.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Jordon Ibe
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Liverpool are seeing a bit of possession at the start of this half, but not doing much with it so far.

KICK-OFF

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Here we go again. Swansea haven't scored three in a Premier League game this season. They won't get a better chance...

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Christian Benteke and Lucas are coming on to try and steady the ship for Liverpool. Off go Philippe Coutinho and Pedro Chirivella.

Foregone conclusion?

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Bad news, Liverpool fans. The Reds have lost their 11 Premier League games in which they've been at least two goals down at half time, last beating Manchester City in October 2008.

Meanwhile, Swansea have never lost a Premier League game in which they've led by two goals.

Swansea swarm all over Reds

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Swansea were right on top of the first half and this graphic shows it. The hosts had just three players record an average position fully inside their own half (left), while Liverpool (right) were largely pinned back.

Swansea and Liverpool average positions
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Rohit: So easy for Swansea. Liverpool are in amateur mode today.

Daniel Kelly: Well we won't see this starting 11 playing together again.

Dennis: A very spirited performance from #Swansea # this experimental #LFC team needs help! Excellent 2nd goal 

Kartik Venkat: @LFC have been awful, uninspiring and very poor. Chirivella seems intimidated by the occasion. #bbcfootball

HALF-TIME

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp
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"You can't win anything with kids," a wise man once said. Perhaps Jurgen Klopp should have heeded that advice - his young Liverpool team have been dreadful and deservedly trail Swansea at the break.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Dear oh dear. That sums it up for Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge shanks the free kick miles off target.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Coutinho is just beginning to flicker into life. He shows quick feet on the edge of the area and earns a free kick in dangerous territory...

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho
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Philippe Coutinho has been quiet so far. He unleashes a rasping drive that flicks off Ashley Williams and behind for a corner. The set piece comes to nothing.

YELLOW CARD

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

More top-pocket action from Roger East. This time it's Jack Cork who goes into the book for a late challenge.

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Swansea are brimming with confidence now. Jefferson Montero tries an audacious overhead kick and it's on target, but Danny Ward clutches it easily enough.

YELLOW CARD

Swansea 2-0 Liverpool

Nathaniel Clyne
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That's both Liverpool full-backs on a yellow now. Nathaniel Clyne trips up Jefferson Montero and Roger East takes his name.