Swansea City 1-0 Liverpool
A late Danny Graham strike ensured Swansea ended their season on a high, but Liverpool have much to ponder over the summer.
Both sides had little to play for apart from their pride and the early stages had the feel of a pre-season friendly. Swansea had the majority of the early possession but were happy to keep the ball in their own half, rarely venturing forward. Doni, in for the ill Pepe Reina, conceded a free-kick inside the area after picking up an Andy Carroll backpass but Swansea were unable to make the set-piece count. The Brazilian redeemed himself as the half wore on, pulling off two fine saves to deny Gylfi Sigurdsson and Nathan Dyer. Liverpool improved slightly towards the end of the half, Carroll shooting wide and Jonjo Shelvey having a goalbound effort blocked. There were very few tackles in the first half but it ended with a scuffle as Carroll reacted badly to a challenge from Ashley Williams, leading referee Mark Halsey to book both players. The visitors were much improved after the break, an excellent overhead kick from Carroll producing a fine save from Michel Vorm in the 57th minute. The Swans keeper was alert 20 minutes later to deny Carroll again from close range as Liverpool searched for an opener. Swansea were grateful to their keeper with five minutes to go when Graham received the ball from Angel Rangel and drilled an effort into the bottom corner. Liverpool came close to snatching a point in injury time but Daniel Agger headed wide from close range. Swansea end the season in 11th place, just five points behind Liverpool who will sign off a disappointing campaign in eighth, four points and one league place below Everton.