Date: 28th August 2018 at 9:43pm
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Swansea City
0 – 1
Crystal Palace

Liberty Stadium

Championship

28/08/2018 7:30 pm

Referee: John Brooks

Swansea City Crystal Palace
Sorloth 70
Nordfeldt Guaita
Naughton Wan-Bissaka
Cooper 62 Kelly 62
Harries Riedewald
John Schlupp 62
Carroll 77 Inniss
Grimes Kouyate
James Meyer
Byers Williams 76
Dhanda Puncheon
Baker-Richardson 77 Sorloth

Substitutes

Asoro 77 Ward 62
McKay Townsend 62
Mulder Kaikai 76
Maric McGregor
Lewis Woods
Cullen 77 Henry
Reid 62

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 20
3 On Target 6
2 Corners 7
16 Fouls 8
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
50 % 50

A young Swansea City side narrowly lost out against a strong Crystal Palace side 1-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup in front of around 9,000 fans at the Liberty Stadium.

Despite Graham Potter’s side featuring a number of under-23s players, they more than held their own against Roy Hodgson’s men and could have scored before half-time if it wasn’t for some poor finishing in front of goal. Yan Dhanda was particularly impressive on the left wing, while Dan James had some great chances on goal but saw 2 or 3 efforts go wide of the target.

In goal, Kristoffer Nordfeldt returned following injury. In front of him, Cian Harries in particular impressed and there were also debuts for new signing Declan John at left back.

Tom Carroll started and played 75 minutes alongside Matt Grimes, so you wonder if the former Spurs man will be in the starting line-up on Saturday at Millwall.

 

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