Who Hit The Target? - Swansea City 2-3 Ipswich Town
Bet UK: Who Hit The Target - Daniel James
On a poor afternoon for Swansea City, Daniel James provided bright sparks throughout the match down the left hand side. The Welsh youngster was a constant threat for Swansea with his electric pace causing the Ipswich defence problems. James registered the first shot in the match after just 13 seconds, a forward attack that was a sign of things to come. Swansea’s first goal came after James’ left wing run. His low cross wasn’t tapped in, but instead was put back into the box from the other side for 1-0. James continued to create chances, particularly for Oli McBurnie who was inches away from making it 2-0 after another low cross. He also set up Bersant Celina for a shot from 12 yards, in an incredible opening 20 minutes for the youngster.
James’ threat continued in the second half, as he ran into the box before his cross-come-shot fizzed past the far post. As the match grew on, James had less of an influence, but he was by far the best player on the pitch on Saturday afternoon. Daniel James has made 5 appearances so far in the Championship, but we expect to see a lot of him in the coming weeks. Although he hasn’t been included in the most recent Wales squad, Ryan Giggs did select him for the previous round of friendlies. International call ups at just 20 years old show just how much of a talent Swansea have on their hands.
Swansea City 2-3 Ipswich Town Match Report
Ipswich grabbed their first win of the season at Swansea City, as the Swans dropped out of the play off places. Swansea’s strong point this season had been their defence, but manager Graham Potter will now have plenty to work on over the international break.
Swansea took an early lead through a 9th minute Janoi Donacien own goal, after the Ipswich defender deflected Conor Roberts’ cross into his own net. Swansea looked by the far the better side in the opening 20 minutes, as Daniel James caused problems for the Ipswich defence. The Jack Army failed to capitalise on their dominance however and conceded an equaliser just before the half hour mark. Freddie Sears latched onto a long goal kick, before crossing to the near post for Gwion Edwards to head past Kristoffer Nordfeldt. Ipswich took the lead just 4 minutes later. Gwion Edwards turned into the provider this time, as Mike van Der Hoorn unknowingly headed into his own goal.
Swansea continued to push after the break and continued to have the better of the play. Joe Rodon hit the bar from a deep corner before van Der Hoorn headed the rebound well over the bar. Swansea’s pressure finally paid off in the 79th minute, as Bersant Celina grabbed his first goal for the Swans. The Kosovo international finished off a Swansea counter attack after picking the ball up in the centre circle and finishing from 20 yards. That goal looked like it would be enough to gain Swansea the point, but there was one final twist in the match. 19 year old Trevoh Chalobah headed in a late corner to give Ipswich the lead, although Nordfeldt should have done better. Swansea’s next game after the international break is away to Aston Villa, who will likely have a new manager in charge after Steve Bruce’s dismissal last week.
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