Lineups

Swansea City

( 4-4-2 )

  • 1. F. Woodman

  • 26. K. Naughton

  • 23. C. Roberts

  • 2. R. Bennett Yellow Card

  • 24. J. Bidwell

  • 44. B. Cabango

  • 6. J. Fulton

  • 8. M. Grimes Goal

  • 21. Y. Dhanda

    77'
  • 9. J. Lowe

    87'
  • 20. L. Cullen

    74'

Substitutes

  • 13. S. Benda

  • 31. O. Cooper

  • 22. J. Latibeaudiere

  • 30. T. Rushesha

  • 15. W. Routledge

    74'
  • 7. K. Smith

    87'
  • 37. D. Williams

  • 45. K. Palmer

    77'
  • 3. R. Manning

England - Championship

32' R. Bennett 32' Yellow Card 32'  R. Bennett 45' D. Barlaser 45' Yellow Card 45'  D. Barlaser 28' M. Grimes 28' Goal 28'   Grimes M. Grimes
Swansea City

Swansea City

1 - 0

Rotherham United

Rotherham United

  • 28
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • Date: 21/11/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Liberty Stadium
  • Referee: Matt Donohue
Swansea City v Rotherham United - Preview

Date published: 11/19/2020 9:42:51 PM

Swansea City v Rotherham United - Preview

Swansea may be without top scorer Andre Ayew for visit of Rotherham

Swansea boss Steve Cooper has doubts over top goalscorer Andre Ayew and defender Marc Guehi ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Rotherham.

Both players came back from international duty with Ghana and England Under-21s respectively with minor hamstring issues, with Ayew and Guehi having played every minute of league action for the Swans this season.

Cooper is boosted by the return of Wales international defender Ben Cabango and Kyle Naughton from their own hamstring problems – both are available for selection.

On-loan Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is still recovering from a broken foot, while George Byers has stepped up his training after a groin injury but is not match-fit.

Paul Warne will have a decision to make between goalkeepers Viktor Johansson and Jamal Blackman ahead of the trip to south Wales.

Johansson made his competitive debut during the 2-1 win at Preston before the international break and Warne could be inclined to keep faith with the 22-year-old former Leicester goalkeeper.

Blackman, on loan from Chelsea, missed the game with an ankle injury but returned to training at his parent club this week. Defenders Joe Mattock (calf and hamstring) and Billy Jones (knee) remain doubtful.

Kieran Sadlier joined the lengthy absentee list following surgery on ankle ligament damage alongside Shaun MacDonald (broken leg), Chiedozie Ogbene (knee) and Clark Robertson (foot).

 

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  • Championship
  • Round 12
  • Liberty Stadium
  • Matt Donohue
  • 21 Nov, 15:00

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Lineups

Swansea City
(4-4-2)
Rotherham United
(4-4-2)
  • 1. F. Woodman

  • 26. K. Naughton

  • 23. C. Roberts

  • 2. R. Bennett Yellow Card

  • 24. J. Bidwell

  • 44. B. Cabango

  • 6. J. Fulton

  • 8. M. Grimes Goal

  • 21. Y. Dhanda

    77'
  • 9. J. Lowe

    87'
  • 20. L. Cullen

    74'

Substitutes

  • 13. S. Benda

  • 31. O. Cooper

  • 22. J. Latibeaudiere

  • 30. T. Rushesha

  • 15. W. Routledge

    74'
  • 7. K. Smith

    87'
  • 37. D. Williams

  • 45. K. Palmer

    77'
  • 3. R. Manning

  • 27. J. Blackman

  • 20. M. Ihiekwe

  • 19. W. Harding

  • 21. A. MacDonald

  • 22. M. Olosunde

    46'
  • 8. B. Wiles

  • 25. M. Crooks

  • 26. D. Barlaser Yellow Card

  • 16. J. Lindsay

    46'
  • 9. G. Hirst

    54'
  • 28. F. Jozefzoon

    62'

Substitutes

  • 1. V. Johansson

  • 2. B. Jones

  • 5. A. Thompson

  • 18. T. Clarke

    46'
  • 24. M. Smith

    54'
  • 7. K. Vassell

    62'
  • 14. M. Miller

    46'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Rotherham United vs Swansea City

There is a 21.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Swansea City, at 73.4%, are heavy favorites to beat Rotherham United who have a 5.5% chance.
In simulation wins, Rotherham United upsets Swansea City by averaging 2.7 shots and 1.6 shots on goal.
They average 1.3 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Swansea City 1.7 to Rotherham United 0.3.

Swansea City v Rotherham United

    Swansea City 1 - 0 Rotherham United - Match Report

    Date published: 11/22/2020 12:28:02 PM

    Swansea City 1 - 0 Rotherham United - Match Report

    Matt Grimes fires high-flying Swansea to narrow victory over Rotherham

    Swansea kept pace with the Sky Bet Championship leaders with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Rotherham.

    Captain Matt Grimes ensured his side remained just two points off the top of the table after capitalising on a Jamal Blackman error to score his first goal for 19 months.

    Paul Warne’s side may have more points at this stage of the season than any of their previous three Championship campaigns, but after claiming only six points from their last six games, they only sit three points clear of the relegation zone.

    Steve Cooper handed a first league start to Wales Under-21 striker Liam Cullen as one of four changes to the Swansea side beaten by Norwich before the international break.

    Cullen was tasked with providing the goals in place of top scorer Andre Ayew, who suffered a minor hamstring injury on Ghana international duty.

    Grimes, Yan Dhanda and Ben Cabango also returned to the side at the expense of Kasey Palmer, Korey Smith and Marc Guehi.

    Jordon Garrick and Viktor Gyokeres were both absent from the match-day squad after testing positive for coronavirus.

    There was no place in the Rotherham side for Kyle Vassell, who dropped to the bench to accommodate Florian Jozefzoon. George Hirst led the line supported by Matt Crooks, who replaced Kieran Sadlier.

    The first clear-cut opportunity of the afternoon fell to Cullen after a bright start by Cooper’s men.

    The 21-year-old rose unchallenged at the front post to meet Grimes’ inswinging corner only to see Blackman dive to his left to make an athletic reaction save.

    But the Millers goalkeeper had a moment to forget at the next Swansea set-piece after 27 minutes.

    The Chelsea loanee rose to punch Connor Roberts’ corner clear, but he instead found Grimes waiting on the edge of the box. The Swansea skipper fired a half-volley towards goal and Blackman could not find his footing in time to prevent the ball from hitting the back of the net.

    Despite dominating the rest of the first half, Cooper’s men had to settle for a one-goal advantage at the interval.

    The Rotherham goalkeeper redeemed his earlier effort after 63 minutes to keep out a Dhanda free-kick that looked destined for the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

    Rotherham looked to be growing into the game, but it took a crucial intervention from Wes Harding to prevent the hosts from doubling their lead when he got his body in the way of Jake Bidwell’s close-range strike to prevent a certain goal.

    Warne’s men were incredulous five minutes from time after Ryan Bennett looked to have committed a handball on his own goal line after Matt Smith headed Vassell’s cross towards goal.

    But their protests were waved away by referee Matthew Donohue and it ended 1-0 after a barrage of late Rotherham pressure.

    Lineups

    Rotherham United

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 27. J. Blackman

    • 20. M. Ihiekwe

    • 19. W. Harding

    • 21. A. MacDonald

    • 22. M. Olosunde

      46'
    • 8. B. Wiles

    • 25. M. Crooks

    • 26. D. Barlaser Yellow Card

    • 16. J. Lindsay

      46'
    • 9. G. Hirst

      54'
    • 28. F. Jozefzoon

      62'

    Substitutes

    • 1. V. Johansson

    • 2. B. Jones

    • 5. A. Thompson

    • 18. T. Clarke

      46'
    • 24. M. Smith

      54'
    • 7. K. Vassell

      62'
    • 14. M. Miller

      46'