|Wycombe Wanderers 0 v 2 Swansea City|
Saturday, 26th September 2020 Kick-off 12:30
Swans cruise to away win at Wycombe
Saturday, 26th Sep 2020 14:39
The swans put last weeks goal frustrations behind them in a first half display that impressed the SKY commentators in todays lunchtime kick off.
From the off Swansea looked the more organised side with crisp passing and created several chances before Andre Ayew scored his first goal of the season on thirteen minutes, supplied by a superb cross from Jake Bidwell. It was just what the swans deserved as the same team selection was made for the third game running.
Jamal Lowe scored a second ten minutes later as a real stranglehold was taken on the game by Swansea. Gibbs-White missed chances as the half progressed but it was Bidwell who threatened linking up with the Swans midfield on numerous occasions causing a constant threat. Alsop in goal for Wycombe did come to their rescue on numerous occasions, one superb save from Gibbs-White was memorable as the Wolves loanee looked odds on to score. The game for the swans looked too comfortable throughout huge periods of the half and the intensity dropped off, however Wycombe didn't threaten at all leaving the swans with a 2-0 half time lead. Coopers selections remained constant for this game with Connor Roberts and Jake Bidwell supplying the main threat with Ayew and Lowe constantly running at the Wycombe defence, all told, a solid and pleasurable first half to watch. Korey Smith too looked happier in his midfiled role which was well marshalled by captain Matt Grimes.
Unfortunately for swans fans watching the second half was nothing like the first as Wycombe grew in confidence with Swansea happy to defend the lead. No cutting edge up front for Swansea became clearly evident as Julian Winter watched on from the stands, if he is the football man he professes to be Steve Coopers pleas for more strength up front must be listened to. Gareth Ainsworth made substitutions as the second half got under way forcing Swansea back but with little threat, an overhead kick was superbly executed by Daryl Horgan but the save from Woodman was comfortable.
It is highly unlikely Swansea will have an easier game this season, seventeen shots at goal and 64% possession does show an element of good match management throughout. Wycombe were second best for large parts of this game and Sub appearances for Cullen and Fulton will please supporters. The frustrations will remain for some but an away win against a side who have come in to the division with a winning mentality is pleasing. Cooper got it spot on today, his system as it has been now for three games is attacking and the defending is solid and well organised.
Over the last ten minutes of the game Gibbs-White again missed an opportunity to score when in on goal and Ayew too missed from close range with his head. Although the swans did have goal scoring opportunities this afternoon they never look disrupted by Wycombe's attempts to get back in to the game. A penalty appeal was turned down by the referee when Roberts was clearly tripped in the box, but it wasn't to spoil the day for Swansea. Those two first half goals seemed enough of a comfortable lead for Cooper. Sky gave the man of the match to Gibbs-White, commendable for the efforts he put in during the first half. Steve Cooper will be happy with todays result, three games without conceding a goal, seven points from those first games as the swans have another week off with no games until next Saturday when Millwall are hosted at The Liberty. After that it is an international break and by then Cooper will have wanted to have signed that much talked about striker to strengthen a Swansea side with much promise for the rest of the season.
Wycombe: Ryan Allsop, Jack Grimmer, Anthony Stewart, Ryan Tafazolli, David Wheeler (Scott Kashket 84), Matt Bloomfield (captain) (Josh Parker 76), Nick Freeman, Dennis Adeniran, Alex Samuel, Jason McCarthy, Fred Onyedinma. (Daryl Horgan 69).
Unused Substitutes: David Stockdale, Joe Jacobson, Giles Phillips, Curtis Thompson.
Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Ben Cabango, Joe Rodon, Marc Guehi; Connor Roberts, Korey Smith, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Morgan Gibbs-White (Jay Fulton 82); Jamal Lowe (Liam Cullen 82), Andre Ayew.
Unused Substitutes: Steven Benda, Kyle Naughton, Wcayne Routledge, Yan Dhanda, Kristoffer Peterson.
Steve Cooper post match reaction.
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