LIVE: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swans
30th July 2016
The Swans' preparations for the Premier League remain on course following a 4-0 win over Wolves at Molineux.
A brace from Wayne Routledge, who has five to his name in pre-season, and goals from Kyle Naughton goal and sub Oliver McBurnie were enough to earn Francesco Guidolin's side victory in the Midlands.
Routledge got the scoreboard ticking over as he controlled and then volleyed home a Nathan Dyer cross after 12 minutes.
Naughton then doubled the lead in the second half just before the hour mark, and then Routledge tapped home three minutes later.
McBurnie then added gloss to the win as he coolly slotted past Carl Ikeme after he got onto the end of fellow sub Modou Barrow's pass.
The Swans' final pre-season fixture sees French side Stade Rennais visit the Liberty on Saturday, August 6 (3pm).
Francesco Guidolin named a strong side as preparations stepped up ahead of the first Premier League fixture at Burnley on August 13.
Leon Britton captained the side which saw Andre Ayew lead the attack with support from Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge.
Wolves, who named Italian legend Walter Zenga as the replacement for ex-Swans boss Kenny Jackett - who left the club on Friday night, faced the Swans in their final game before their Championship campaign gets underway.
WOLVES: Carl Ikeme, Matt Doherty, Danny Batth (capt, Ben O'Hanlon, ht), James Henry, George Saville, Jed Wallace (Nathan Byrne, 78), Lee Evans (Dave Edwards, ht), Dominic Iorfa (Hakeem Odoffin, 22), Jack Price (Conor Coady, ht), Kortney Hause, Niall Ennis (Aaron Collins, 78).
SUBS: Andy Lonergan, Donovan Wilson.
SWANS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez (Mike van der Hoorn, 70), Jordi Amat, Stephen Kingsley (Angel Rangel, ht), Leon Britton (capt, Jay Fulton, 70), Jack Cork, Leroy Fer, Nathan Dyer (Modou Barrow, ht), Wayne Routledge (Jefferson Montero, 63), Andre Ayew (Oliver McBurnie, 70).
SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel.
An even start saw both sides create decent chances inside the opening six minutes.
First, Niall Ennis drew a great save low down from Kristoffer Nordfeldt while, at the other end, Wayne Routledge latched onto Stephen Kingsley's through ball before rounding keeper Carl Ikeme and seeing his cross snuffed out.
But Routledge did even better after 12 minutes as he controlled Nathan Dyer's half-cleared cross before volleying a superb volley into the top corner.
The Swans continued to probe, and Jack Cork's fine through ball sent Dyer in on goal, and when he dropped his shoulder and cut back onto his right foot he curled a low effort just wide from inside the box.
Goalscorer Routledge then saw another fine cut back cross go to waste after he latched onto a through ball, only to find no team-mate in the box.
Wolves were looking bright going forward though, and Federico Fernandez was fortuitous not to see red after hauling down Ennis when the 17-year-old latched onto a ball over the top and raced in on goal.
Referee Oli Langford awarded a free-kick, which James Henry curled towards the top corner only to be denied by a superb one-handed save by Nordfeldt, who tipped it over for a corner.
There was time for another huge opportunity for the hosts to equalise when Jed Wallace got on the end of Matt Doherty's pass, but again Nordfeldt came to the rescue.
That was the end of the action of a bright first half at Molineux as the Swans took a slender lead into the break.
HALF-TIME: Wolves 0 Swans 1
Francesco Guidolin made two changes at the break as Angel Rangel and Modou Barrow came on for Kingsley and Dyer.
And it was sub Dave Edwards, who was part of Wales' Euro 2016 squad that reached the semi-finals, that went close within five minutes as he rose to meet Henry's cross, but Nordfeldt collected comfortably.
The Swans responded via Kyle Naughton, who received a quickly-taken corner before seeing his deflected drive dabbed wide for a corner by the diving Ikeme.
Naughton was not to be denied a second time, however, as he nutmegged his marker inside the box down the left flank before cutting towards goals and slotting home past Ikeme after 59 minutes.
The scoreline only stayed the same for three minutes, though, as the Swans upped their pace and their lead.
Andre Ayew fed sub Barrow down the right, and his blistering pace took him away from the defence before he centred for Routledge, who tapped home from six yards.
That was Routledge's last act as he was replaced by Jefferson Montero, while Mike van der Hoorn, Jay Fulton and Oliver McBurnie came on for Federico Fernandez, Leon Britton and Ayew.
And Montero made an impact as his pace and fine first touch earned him some space down the left, and his fine low cross found Leroy Fer some 12 yards out, but he sliced his effort.
The Swans would finish off this victory with another goal with eight minutes to go as Barrow's low pass sent McBurnie racing in on goal, and he beat his marker with a neat cut inside, he stabbed home from close range.
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