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Wanderers will look back on the game as one where they had the majority of possession but failed in the final execution in front of goal. However, the visitors always looked the more likely to score during their assaults on the Wycombe goal. Frank Talia had already pulled off a full length diving save before Robinson gave the visitors the lead. Once in front, Swansea were happy to let Wycombe come at them but French 'keeper Willy Gueret was heavily protected by his well organised defence. Wanderers best chance of a response came on 18 minutes when Danny Senda's first time effort from 8 yards brought claims for handball as the ball was blocked on its path to goal by the Swansea defence.
Wanderers were nearly caught out with a sucker punch three minutes before the interval when Gurney gave Roger Johnson the slip down their right wing before the former Swindon Town striker angled a shot wide of Talia's far post.
Half-time Wycombe 0 Swansea 1
Nathan Tyson, who played on loan at Swansea as a 19 year old in 2001, was kept under close attention by his former club for the majority of the game but he still looked Wycombe's most likely savour and almost levelled matter when he glanced a header inches over nine minutes after the restart.
In an attempt to unlock the mean Swansea defence, Tony Adams made a double substitution just before the hour mark with Uhlenbeek replacing Comyn-Platt and Stonebridge exchanged for Savage. Stonebridge was nearly on the scoresheet within a minute when he picked up Roger Johnson's header from midfield but put his shot on the run just wide of the right-hand upright.
Gurney nearly did Wycombe a favour when he headed towards his own goal but the cross bar came to his rescue. As the game drew to a close Wycombe pushed more bodies up front in search of equaliser but after Nathan Tyson's overhead kick had gone straight into the 'keepers arms and Stuart Nethercott had headed wide from a good position, both in stoppage time, it was clear it was not going to Wycombe's day.
Final Score - Wycombe 0 Swansea City 1
Speaking in the press conference after the game, Tony Adams praised the opponents, commenting "All credit to Swansea today, I thought they were strong and solid, very resilient and they made it very difficult. When you give a team a lead like that, it becomes even more difficult to get back into the game. A lot of teams come here with a game plan to do a job on us and obviously we're there to be shot at at the moment." The visitors came to Adams Park having not conceded for four consecutive League games but Wanderers came close to ending that run, Tony Adams adding "We could have had a penalty and we've hit the bar but we didn't really open them up which is always a concern. I thought the performance was as good as at Southend where we came away with a 2-1 win."
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