29/11/2011 15:00 v Bolton
Swansea extended their unbeaten home record with a commanding 3-1 victory over Bolton at the Liberty.
The Swans were aiming to bounce back after losing a 2-0 lead against Wolves the previous weekend, but started well and had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Mark Clattenburg following David Wheater’s challenge on Garry Monk.
Meanwhile, at the other end, Michel Vorm showed sharp reflexes to tip David Ngog’s vicious effort over the bar.
However, Swansea gained the upper hand when Ricardo Gardner was sent off for a second bookable offence just after the break and they wasted no time in capitalising on the numerical advantage.
From the resulting free-kick, Joe Allen advanced into the gaping hole in the Bolton defence before drilling past Jussi Jaaskelainen from the edge of the area.
And the lead was doubled eight minutes later when Scott Sinclair slotted home a penalty for the third home match running after Angel Rangel was brought down in the area by former Swan, Darren Pratley.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were given a scare as Danny Graham’s own-goal handed the visitors a lifeline in the 73rd minute, but the record signing made amends at the other end by sealing victory deep into stoppage time with his fourth strike in consecutive matches.
Swans: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Taylor, Allen, Britton, Gower, Dyer (Moore, 90), Graham, Sinclair.
Subs not used: Tremmel, Moras, Richards, Orlandi, Routledge, Lita.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Wheater, Davies, Eagles, Gardner, Pratley (Kakuta, 75), Reo-Coker, N’Gog (Klasnic, 75), Petrov (Robinson, 52).
Subs not used: Bogdan, Knight, Muamba, Davies.