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Tuesday 2 December 2014 | Liberty Stadium | Referee: Kevin Friend | Attendance 20,145

Swansea
  • Ki Sung-Yueng (78)
  • Wayne Routledge (83)
Swansea
2 - 0
QPR
QPR

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Late goals from Ki Sung-yueng and Wayne Routledge ensured Swansea City beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Goalkeeper Robert Green had produced a string of saves to deny Swansea, but Ki struck 12 minutes from time with a clinical left-footed finish before Routledge added a second.

The defaat means QPR have now lost all seven away matches in the Barclays Premier League following their promotion last season, scoring two goals in the process.

Defeat was harsh on Green in particular after the QPR goalkeeper made stunning saves to deny both Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wilfried Bony.

Victory for Swansea moves them into the top six, while QPR remain in the relegation zone following their latest away loss.

Leon Britton made his first start of the season for Swansea in place of Jonjo Shelvey, while Jazz Richards came in for Angel Rangel, and Rangers centre-back Richard Dunne returned from suspension at the expense of Mauricio Isla.

Both sides had early opportunities to open the scoring, with Niko Kranjcar flashing a free-kick just wide of the Swansea goal after four minutes.

Swansea soon got the upper hand and Green raced off his line to deny Routledge after Bony had sent the former QPR winger clear. Green also thwarted Kyle Bartley at the near post when the centre-back rose to meet Sigurdsson's corner with a powerful header.

Swansea remained on the front foot and Green produced a superb save down to his left on the goal-line when Sigurdsson's measured free-kick looked destined to open the scoring eight minutes before half-time. A look at the Goal Decision System revealed just how close Sigurdsson came to making it 1-0.

As QPR searched for a goal themselves Lukasz Fabianski had to be alert to keep out Leroy Fer's header after Kranjcar had picked the midfielder out, while Eduardo Vargas was narrowly off target with a drive from around 20 yards.

QPR were almost caught out right at the start of the second half but Dunne made a great last ditch tackle to ensure Bony's shot looped onto the top of the net.

In-form striker Bony then went close on two occasions for Swansea as he saw a shot saved by Green after Routledge had laid the ball off before his well-executed volley produced yet another fine stop from the QPR goalkeeper. 

QPR’s resistance was finally broken 12 minutes from time when Ki rifled a left-footed strike from a tight angle, his effort hitting the far post before finding the back of the net.

Routledge sealed the points with a fine right-footed finish from a Nathan Dyer cross five minutes later and Bony came close to making it three when he struck the left-hand post late on.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk: "We had to stay patient but I thought it was one of our most complete performances of the season."Their keeper had a fantastic game and you do think 'will it be our day?'

"But I said to the players at half-time to stay patient and keep playing the same way and the chances will come.

"They did and we killed it off with two good goals. The performance warranted a clean sheet and those two goals."

 Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp: "This is the third game running where we've conceded late away from home and it's taken it out of us.

"Rob Green made a series of great saves and I thought our luck might be in to come away with a point the longer it went on at 0-0.

"We wanted to keep some momentum after a home win on Saturday. You look at some of the results down the bottom tonight and it's hard.

"We've got some home games coming up now which are vital to us."

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Manager: Garry Monk

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Manager: Harry Redknapp

Line-up All Fans BFR
1. Lukasz Fabianski 6.75 6.06
3. Neil Taylor 3.33 5.06
29. Ashley Richards 3.0 3.09
6. Ashley Williams 3.33 5.52
27. Kyle Bartley 3.0 4.26
4. Ki Sung-Yueng 7.0 6.46
23. Gylfi Sigurdsson 8.71 7.76
15. Wayne Routledge 7.2 5.66
7. Leon Britton 3.0 4.25
20. Jefferson Montero 5.0 5.43
10. Wilfried Bony 6.4 6.4
Substitutes All Fans BFR
25. Gerhard Tremmel 0.0 3.55
18. Bafétimbi Gomis 10.0 5.39
58. Modou Barrow 0.0 5.88
8. Jonjo Shelvey 0.0 5.57
14. Tom Carroll 0.0 5.31
2. Jordi Amat 0.0 4.73
12. Nathan Dyer 0.0 5.6
Line-up All Fans BFR
1. Robert Green 6.0 4.91
15. Nedum Onuoha 2.0 4.02
22. Richard Dunne 2.0 4.04
4. Steven Caulker 1.0 4.58
13. Yun Suk-Young 2.5 4.78
10. Leroy Fer 2.5 5.17
19. Niko Kranjcar 2.0 4.62
8. Joey Barton 1.5 4.0
24. Eduardo Vargas 5.0 6.27
20. Karl Henry 1.5 4.48
9. Charlie Austin 7.67 6.1
Substitutes All Fans BFR
7. Matthew Phillips 0.0 3.91
5. Rio Ferdinand 0.0 4.59
25. Bobby Zamora 0.0 5.51
23. Junior Hoilett 0.0 4.68
12. Alex McCarthy 0.0 3.83
14. Mauricio Isla 0.0 4.44
17. Jordon Mutch 0.0 4.42

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