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Aimee Lewis

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    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    A deserved victory for Leicester, who go top of the Premier League. A magnificent season for the Foxes, not quite so magnificent for Swansea who have now only won once since August. 

  2. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Twenty seconds of stoppage time remaining... Jamie Vardy appeals for a penalty as his shot makes contact with Ashley Williams but Michael Oliver ignores the pleas. 

  3. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    A beautiful out-swinging pass from Modou Barrow, but André Ayew doesn't do it justice - swinging wildly from inside the box. 

    Ande Ayew
  4. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Three minutes of stoppage time. 


    A standing ovation from Leicester fans for their hat-trick hero Riyad Mahrez. The forward soaks up the applause before he is replaced by Jeffrey Schlupp. 

  6. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Danny Simpson arriving late, running onto a loose ball and shooting in hope - Ashley Williams blocks, but it's a corner for Leicester. 

    Rober Huth hooks the ball... another corner... and this one comes to nothing. 

  7. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

     "They are running free after absorbing all that pressure. Swansea have had 60-70% possession but when they get it, Leicester are amazing on the break."  

  8. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Swansea continuing to push forward, despite the inevitability of the result. André Ayew forcing a fine save from Kasper Schmeichel at the near post. 

  9. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Jefferson Montero weaving down the left flank, finding Bafétimbi Gomis with a square ball - but the striker scuffs his shot. Dreadful footwork on a dreadful Swansea afternoon. 


    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    The woodwork denies Swansea once again. This time it's Gylfi Sigurdsson arrowing a curler into the corner. The right post does Kasper Schmeichel's work for him and zero remains by Swansea's name. 

  11. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Only a fool would bet against Leicester scoring a fourth. Jamie Vardy perhaps with a late strike? What a story that would be. The Leicester striker continuing to work and hustle in the final third. Magnificent industry. 

    Swansea are down and out. The result a foregone conclusion. 

  12. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Bafétimbi Gomis, who has not scored since August, is clear on goal thanks to André Ayew improvised pass - but Kasper Schmeichel stands tall, becomes an impenetrable barrier. A smashing save. 

  13. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy with a chance... The striker beautifully controls Danny Drinkwater's high ball, but fails to test Swansea's goalkeeper. 

    The striker has another chance... but he hits the side-netting from a tight angle. Swansea's fans sing something or other to the Leicester striker and he simply responds by holding up three fingers. 

    The score does say it all. 

  14. Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Swansea dashing forward through André Ayew and Bafétimbi Gomis, but the pair are toothless in the final third. There'll be plenty of questions asked of Garry Monk and his players after this match. 

    They've been knocked onto the canvas time and time again by the Leicester counter-punch. 

  15. 'Leicester - like watching Brazil'

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

     "Vardy wants to get that 12th goal? No, he sees someone else and lays it off. It's like watching Brazil on the break, they are running away with the Premier League and you cannot give them enough credit."  

  16. GOAL Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez

    And that's a hat-trick for Riyad Mahrez. 

    N'Golo Kanté's driving run puts Swansea's defence on their heels, the midfielder finds Jamie Vardy who unselfishly passes to Mahrez lurking on the right and he scores with a low lasered shot into the bottom left corner of goal. 

    The league leaders are ruthless. 

    Riyadh Mahrez
  17. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Swansea playing with greater purpose in this half, though Leicester are comfortably dealing with whatever comes their way. 

    Twenty-five minutes remaining. Can Swansea drag themselves back into the game? Can Jamie Vardy score a record-equaling 12th successive goal? 


    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    An attacking substitution from Swansea boss Garry Monk as he chases the game, bringing on forward Modou Barrow for Leon Britton. The Swans effectively playing with four up front. 

  19. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy chases a ball over the top, collects with elan and sprints towards the box, but the striker is ushered down a cul de sac by Kyle Bartley. Momentum swinging back Leicester's way, though.

    Jamie Vardy
  20. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Danger for Swansea. Marc Albrighton closing in on goal, but the men in white hold firm and all Leicester get for their efforts is a corner which a commanding Lukasz Fabianski collects. If it wasn't for their goalkeeper, Swansea would have been 5-0 down in the first half. 

  21. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    After a breathless opening to the second half, the tempo slows with possession flowing from one side to the other. 

    Jamie Vardy hopefully chases a through ball from N'Golo Kante, but a sliding Lukasz Fabianski calmly gathers on the ground, denying the striker a sniff. 

  22. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Jefferson Montero adding impetus down the left flank and the Ecuadorian sets Gylfi Sigurdsson free. The midfielder, though, shoots it to the moon and back. This is far more promising from the hosts, however. 

  23. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Leicester having to do more defending in the opening minutes of this half than they had for the entire first half. Gylfi Sigurdsson with another free-kick wide right, but the Icelandic midfielder's effort misses whomever the intended target was. 

  24. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    SMS Message: Great opportunity for Leicester to win the league and I've not even been on the sherry. from Paul Woolley,Coleorton.
    Paul Woolley,Coleorton.
  25. 'Monk out, Rodgers in?'

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    SMS Message: What are the odds on Brendan Rodgers for Swansea by New Year? In fairness, I'd rather have Monk (or Gary Neville for that matter) than LvG. from Matt in Surrey.
    Matt in Surrey.

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Ki Sung-yueng's header hits the crossbar and that has galvanized the home support. It was a powerful header from Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick, but not quite accurate enough.

    Swansea playing with greater intent in the opening stages of this half. 


    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Swansea make one change at half-time, bringing on Jefferson Montero for Wayne Routledge. The second half is under way. 


    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy hasn't had many touches of the ball, but he did force the corner from which Leicester scored their opening goal - and he nearly scored only to be denied by a fine Lukasz Fabianski save. 

    Jamie Vardy touches

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    All the talk was about Jamie Vardy before this match, but it is right winger Riyad Mahrez who has been ever present, covering nearly every blade on the right side of the pitch. He should have scored a first-half hat-trick. 

    Riyad Mahrez heatmap

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Boos from a section of the home support as the half-time whistle blows. Leicester dominant and deserving of their 2-0 lead. Swansea must dig themselves out of a deep, deep hole. 

  31. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Bafetimbi Gomis falls to the ground and loses possession just as Swansea were building some sort of momentum. Still no attempt on goal from the Swans. 

  32. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Leicester, with two minutes of the first half remaining, put 10 men behind the ball... Swansea, though, can't break down Claudio Ranieri's men. 

  33. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Leicester dominant in the closing stages of this half. Swansea out of ideas and out of form. The hosts have yet to have a shot on target in this match. 

  34. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    One pass over the top is all it takes to beat Swansea's defence. Leonardo Ulloa is clear through this time. He has time to pick his spot but somehow fails to find the target from 12 yards out. The Foxes should be 3-0 up. 

  35. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Ashley Williams with a sloppy pass out of defence and the crowd groan. That sums up the home team's afternoon. 

    The men in white lacking the quality that's needed to beat a table-topping Leicester. 

    Wayne Routledge and Kyle Bartley firing verbal arrows at each other.

  36. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Swansea losing possession when they get anywhere near the Leicester third. Most of the play taking part in the middle of the pitch at the moment, with Leicester looking the more dangerous with the ball. 

  37. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Yes, a win over Swansea would move Leicester to the top of the table. Claudio Ranieri's men have been untroubled in this half, which suggests the three points are theirs - unless Garry Monk can fashion a dramatic turnaround. 

    Garry Monk
  38. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

    "While Leicester's fans are having the time of their lives in the away end at the Liberty Stadium, this is a dreadful case of deja vu for Garry Monk.

    "The Swansea manager has seen his side fall 2-0 behind for a second successive home game but, whereas the Swans recovered to draw with Bournemouth, they look like cannon fodder for the Foxes today.

    "The home fans are disgruntled and the away supporters are chanting "sacked in the morning" in Monk's direction. One would be inclined to agree after the first half an hour here."

  39. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Leicester don’t have to have possession of the ball, it’s what they do when they don’t have it. Everyone is talking about Klopp and the way Liverpool play under him, but Ranieri has been equally impressive."

  40. 'Swansea struggling'

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "Swansea are on edge. They're a classic team on edge. They are not winning games, not scoring goals. 

    "You are looking for big characters now, who aren't afraid to have the ball in difficult areas. But they really are struggling."

  41. 'Foxes mugging Swans'

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Swansea have good quality players, but they are being mugged today by Leicester. Teams don’t have to boss possession to win matches in the modern era."

  42. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    The first one was simple, this was the Foxes back to their cunning, counter-attacking best, even though Riyad Mahrez looked suspiciously offside.   

    Riyad Mahrez
  43. Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    "You're getting sacked in the morning," Leicester fans sing to Garry Monk. Swansea a shadow of the team which has graced the Premier League in recent seasons. Their poor run of form has ruined the confidence and  they can't string passes together like the team of old. 

  44. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "This is what Garry Monk has to say to his players at half-time: You are still in this game lads. One goal gets us right back in it, and from there we can win it. 

    "The supporters will be concerned about what is happening at the club, but there still has to be some perspective."


    Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Swansea's defence seems to have gone shopping to Cardiff for the afternoon. Leicester creating goal-scoring chances with simple passes. 

    Riyad Mahrez with an opportunity to claim a first-half hat-trick. Again, he's right of goal, again he attempts to coolly curl past Lukasz Fabianski, but the goalkeeper stands firm to rescue his team once more. 

  46. GOAL - Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez

    Oh Swansea, what has happened to you? Simple from Leicester. N'Golo Kanté with a defence-splitting pass and Riyad Mahrez, alone inside the box, beautifully curls it beyond Lukasz Fabianski. 

    Was he offside? Yes, he probably was.

    Danny Drinkwater and Riyadh Mahrez
  47. Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    André Ayew tries to weave through a couple of Leicester defenders at the edge of the box, but the blue wall stands firm. Swansea attacking with greater urgency in the last couple of minutes, that Jamie Vardy chance was perhaps a wake-up call. 

  48. A place in history?

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester striker Jamie Vardy

    The Leicester striker is looking to equal the record set by Sheffield United's Jimmy Dunne in the 1931-32 season.


    Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy is through on goal! Jamie Vardy with just Lukasz Fabianski to beat! The goalkeeper comes off his line, stands firm and denies the 28-year-old a history-making goal with the help of his knee and various other body parts. 

    Sloppy defending from the hosts to allow the striker to sneak through for an unchallenged shot at goal. 

  50. Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Leicester are happy to retain possession, pinging it around near the halfway line. 

    The Foxes haven't come under any real pressure yet from a Swansea team which desperately needs a confidence-boosting leveler. 

  51. Keep it simple

    Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Leicester have scored some wonderful counter-attacking goals this season, but Riyad Mahrez's opener could not have been simpler. Former Arsenal boss George Graham would be purring. 

    Mahrez goal
  52. Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Swansea have a first corner of the day, which is confidently punched away by Kasper Schmeichel. The hosts, fragile of confidence, are gradually working their way back into this match inch by inch. 

  53. Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

    "Swansea manager Garry Monk spoke about "anxiety and tension" in the Liberty Stadium crowd after they drew with Bournemouth here a fortnight ago, and that sense of unease has crept in again after Leicester's goal.

    "The home fans were vociferous in their support for Monk at kick-off but Riyad Mahrez's opener - and the needless manner in which Kyle Bartley conceded the corner - has made for an agitated atmosphere at the Liberty."

  54. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "Kyle Bartley almost bumped his own player - Bafetimbi Gomis - out of the way at the near post, and the striker missed his defensive header.

    "This is a lack of confidence from Swansea. And now they have put themselves really under the kosh."

  55. GOAL - Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez

    Jamie Vardy played a part in that goal, his work ethic forcing Swansea to concede a corner. 

    There's chaos in Swansea's defence, and Riyad Mahrez's effort - with appeals that it came off his arm rather than head dismissed - bobbling over the line, with the diving Lukasz Fabianski unable to stop the ball creeping over the line. 

    Riyadh Mahrez
  56. Swansea 0-0 Leicester

    Kyle Naughton notices Wayne Routledge sprinting down the right wing so sends a high, looping pass the winger's way. Routledge's cross, though, drifts out of play. It's the wind, they say, the dastardly wind. 

  57. Swansea 0-0 Leicester

    Wet and windy in Swansea, like everywhere else on these islands I'm guessing. Leicester enjoying early possession, though it's mostly in their own half. 

    First touch for Jamie Vardy, a neat touch to Leonardo Ulloa, though the move itself fizzles to nothing. 

  58. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 0-0 Leicester

    Michael Oliver puts spit to whistle, a short, sharp, shrill and we're under way. Hymns and Arias ringing around the stadium, an atmosphere to galvanize a home team that's down in the dumps. 

  59. All eyes on Vardy

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    The signature of a history-maker? Man of the moment Jamie Vardy was in demand as the Leicester players walked through the Liberty Stadium earlier. The striker could equal a scoring feat set in 1931-32 today. 

    Jamie Vardy signs autographs
  60. Five minutes until kick-off

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Plenty of bobble hats and scarves on display in Swansea, which suggests it's the sort of weather which chills the bones. 

    The corner flags are dancing in the breeze, too, so it could be a difficult afternoon for the players. 

  61. Play our Premier League predictor

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester are flying high in the Premier League - and also in the BBC Sport Predictor league. Foxes fans are top of our table, just ahead of their fourth-placed Swansea rivals. You can change all that now by predicting the outcome of this match and the rest of the weekend’s fixtures here.

    Swansea v Leicester
  62. Lawro's prediction

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Swansea v Leicester

    Think our pundit Mark Lawrenson has made a bold prediction? Wait until you read what The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, his opponent this week, has plumped for... 

  63. MOTD commentator's view

    Swansea v Leicester City (15:00 GMT)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Liberty Stadium

    "Can Swansea accomplish what Leicester's last 11 Premier League opponents have failed to do - can they shackle Jamie Vardy?

    "Of all the incredibly talented strikers who have played in England, only an Irishman - Jimmy Dunne - has ever scored in 12 top-flight games in a row.

    "Dunne passed away in 1949, aged just 44. Vardy's recent exploits have revived Dunne's name and legend. Achievements like that are never forgotten. 

    "Leicester's current number nine doesn't need the 12 gifts of Christmas; not two turtle doves, nor a partridge in a pear tree. Jamie Vardy needs a 12th goal for immortality."

  64. Players warming up

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    The players are warming up at the Liberty, going through various drills, with Super Furry Animals' Golden Retriever ringing around the stadium. Classic. 

  65. Vardy's electric - Ranieri

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Jamie Vardy is, of course, the Premier League's top scorer with 14 goals, but what makes the former non-league striker so special? 

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has had a go at explaining: "My friend in Italy asked me 'what has this Vardy got?'

    "To explain I said I believe if Vardy takes a light bulb, the bulb switches on - he is electric.It is good energy - I'll bring him into my house so I don't pay the electricity. He wants to play every week and is very brave."

    Perhaps manufacturing hundreds of Jamie Vardys should be on the agenda at the Paris climate change summit...

    light bulb
  66. Gomis' rousing tweet

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

  67. Team news - Swansea City

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Swansea make one change to the starting line-up which lost to Liverpool, bringing in Bafetimbi Gomis to lead the line to replace the injured Eder (ankle). 

    Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Bartley, Williams (C), Taylor, Britton, Ki, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Routledge, Gomis.  

    Swansea team news
  68. Team news - Leicester City

    Swansea v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Jamie Vardy does unsurprisingly make Leicester's starting line-up, though he has a change of striking partnerwith Leonardo Ulloa coming in for Shinji Okazaki.

    Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs, Mahrez, Kanté, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Ulloa, Vardy

    Leicester City
  69. An A-list striker

    Swansea v Leicester City (15:00 GMT)

    The story of a former factory worker turned record-breaking Premier League scorer is being touted around Hollywood, so they say, as a possible blockbuster. 

    Last week Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's record to become the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches and that has caught the eye of screenwriter Adrian Butchard - the man behind the football trilogy Goal! 

    According to the British-born Butchard, A-listers Robert PattinsonAndrew Garfield and Zac Efron all have potential to fill Vardy’s boots in a film version of the 28-year-old's life. 

    Swansea's defence are probably wishing they were preparing to face Garfield or Efron rather than Vardy this afternoon. 

    Andrew Garfield, Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson
  70. Post update

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