MX23RW : Saturday, September 25 11:48:45| >> :600:102631:102631:
Jan 17, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at Liberty Stadium
SwanseaSwansea City
2-1
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
Ayew (11'), Bony (69')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Jota (66')

Result: Swansea City hold off Wolverhampton Wanderers to progress in FA Cup

Result: Swansea hold off Wolves to progress
© SilverHub
Swansea City hold off the challenge of Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers to progress into the FA Cup fourth round courtesy of a 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City have booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their third-round replay at the Liberty Stadium this evening.

The hosts took the lead early on through Jordan Ayew as they looked to avoid an upset, but Diogo Jota levelled things up against for the Championship high-fliers shortly after the hour mark.

However, parity lasted just three minutes before Swansea regained their lead, and there was no way back for Wolves as they crashed out in the third round to bring an end to their 14-match unbeaten streak across all competitions.

Swansea, meanwhile, have won for just the second time in their last nine outings to set up a fourth-round meeting with Notts County.

The match pitted bottom of the Premier League against top of the Championship and, while the formbook was with Wolves, it was Swansea who had the first chance of the match when Ayew won possession in a dangerous position, only for his touch to let him down.

There was nothing wrong with Ayew's touch moments later, though, with the striker dancing past several Wolves defenders on his way into the box before firing his finish past the onrushing Will Norris to cap off a fine solo effort.

The hosts came close again midway through the first half when Wolves could only clear the ball as far as Roque Mesa on the edge of the box, but his subsequent volley flew wide of the target.

Wolves threatened for the first time moments later when Bright Enobakhare latched on to an incisive pass from Morgan Gibbs-White before trying to round the goalkeeper, only for Kristoffer Nordfeldt to get a crucial touch on it to send it behind for a corner.

Swansea were soon back on the attack themselves, though, and it was Norris who had to make an important contribution five minutes before half time when he denied Connor Roberts following a through-ball from Wilfried Bony.

The Premier League side were being served constant reminders that a one-goal lead may not be enough, including one more just before the interval when Federico Fernandez made a goal-saving block to thwart Enobakhare.

Wolves began the second half on top too, and Helder Costa almost restored parity seven minutes after the restart with a sharp turn and shot which flew narrowly over the crossbar from the edge of the area.

The Championship outfit did get their equaliser shortly after the hour mark when Jota - only on as a sub for two minutes - raced onto Roderick Miranda's pass over the top before cutting inside onto his right foot and firing his finish inside the near post.

Wolves immediately set about looking for a second goal and Jota almost made it two in as many minutes with a 20-yard effort which went narrowly wide, but just one minute after that the visitors found themselves behind again.

A cross from Tom Carroll was not cleared by the Wolves defence, allowing Bony to poke home from close range for his third goal of the season.

Wolves went in search of another equaliser but squandered their best chances 10 minutes from time when Jota's initial shot was spilled by Nordfeldt, only for the Swansea keeper to recover in time to collect Leo Bonatini's follow-up effort.

It was actually Swansea who came closest to adding to the scoreline in the closing stages when Ki Sung-yeung flashed an effort across goal, but his shot went wide as the hosts settled for the one-goal victory.

SWANSEA (4-2-3-1): Nordfeldt; Roberts, Mawson, Fernandez, Naughton; Carroll, Mesa (Ki, 73'), Narsingh (Dyer, 73'), Ferm Ayew; Bony (Clucas, 79')

WOLVES (3-4-3): Norris; Miranda, Batth, Hause; Doherty, Gibbs-White, N'Diaye, Douglas; Costa (Saiss, 73'), Mir (Bonatini, 64'), Enobakhare (Jota, 64')

ID:316502: cacheID:316502:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:6497:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Willy Boly in action for Wolves on December 9, 2017
Read Next:
Wolves 'plan to sign Boly permanently'
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
NIFL Premiership
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
International Friendlies
Women's Super League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9540168819
2Coventry CityCoventry9612126619
3Bournemouth8530146818
4Fulham85121871116
5Stoke CityStoke84221110114
6Blackburn RoversBlackburn8341118313
7Huddersfield TownHuddersfield84131311213
8Queens Park RangersQPR93331714312
9Bristol City8332109112
10Cardiff CityCardiff8323119211
11Birmingham CityBirmingham83231010011
12Luton TownLuton82421214-210
13Reading83141518-310
14Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd8233121209
15Middlesbrough8233910-19
16Preston North EndPreston8233911-29
17Millwall8152810-28
18Barnsley815269-38
19Blackpool8224712-58
20Swansea CitySwansea8143711-47
21Peterborough UnitedPeterborough92161020-107
22Hull City8125512-75
23Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest8116712-54
24Derby CountyDerby824267-1-2

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!