Swansea 1 – 0 Liverpool

first_imgDanny Graham scored his 100th career goal to secure victory for Swansea over Liverpool to end their debut Premier League season on a high.Graham struck from close range with four minutes remaining to secure a memorable win.Swansea had dominated the first half and Gylfi Sigurdsson twice went close to giving them the lead.Liverpool were much improved after the break and Andy Carroll’s overhead kick was saved by Michel Vorm.There was a carnival atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium with many home fans dressed as Elvis to celebrate Swansea’s first season in the Premier League.Swansea enjoyed plenty of early possession and Joe Allen dispossessed Jonjo Shelvey but his shot across the face of goal eluded Graham at the far post. Liverpool’s nervy start continued as goalkeeper Alexander Doni, in for Pepe Reina, was penalised for picking up a long back pass from Andy Carroll.From the resultant free-kick Gylfi Sigurdsson passed the ball short to Scott Sinclair but his shot was deflected over for a corner.Liverpool’s first chance of note came on 14 minutes when Maxi Rodriguez, in possibly his final game for the Reds, flashed a shot wide of the post.But Swansea continued to control the game and Sigurdsson saw his shot blocked on the line by Maxi following Allen’s corner.The visitors were finding it hard to get a foothold in the game although Ashley Williams was forced to head clear Shelvey’s effort from the edge of the area. “It’s another memorable victory for Swansea City in a season that will go down in the history of this club as one of their very best. Brendan Rodgers’ team getting all three points on the final day of the season thanks to a late goal from Danny Graham.”Sigurdsson, after being fouled by Shelvey, hit a free-kick low past the edge of the wall but Doni got down to his right to tip the ball round the post.Liverpool showed very little threat in front of goal with striker Andy Carroll directing a header straight at Vorm before firing a shot wide.Dyer should have done better when Sigurdsson’s pass put him in the open but he shot straight at Doni.Carroll’s frustration boiled over during the final minute of the first half when he was involved in a scuffle with Swans captain Ashley Williams and both players were booked by referee Mark Halsey.Liverpool started the second half with more purpose with Jordan Henderson firing straight at Vorm. Carroll came closest to opening Liverpool’s account when he hit a spectacular overhead kick which forced Vorm into a fine save.Substitute Craig Bellamy flashed a shot well wide of the post before Neil Taylor snuffed out an opportunity for his Wales team-mate, who was bearing down on goal.Liverpool looked the more likely side to score as the game entered its final stages with Carroll’s low shot forcing Vorm into another save.But it was the home side that finally broke the deadlock with four minutes remainingAngel Rangel and Sinclair combined on the right and Graham converted coolly from close range for his 14th goal of the season. The victory meant Swansea finished their first season in the Premier League in 11th with Liverpool completing the campaign in eighth position.Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers: “It’s been a wonderful day for the football club and all the credit to the players and the supporters.“We started out on an incredible journey at the beginning of the season – it was the first Welsh club into the Premier League.“To finish it off with 14 clean sheets, playing how we wanted to play and to arrive in 11th place is an incredible achievement.“It’s important now to celebrate that success and look to improve over the summer and go again for next season.” Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish: “If there was going to be a goal I thought it was going to be us who scored it. There was never going to be much in it. Unfortunately for us they got it.“They’ve had a great season and to win in front of their home fans in the last game of the season will send them away through the summer with a good taste in their mouth.”last_img read more

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Jamie Carragher says there is only ONE coaching role that could tempt him off TV

first_imgFormer Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher would only be tempted to quit television for coaching if his old club came calling with a first-team opportunity.The 39-year-old suggested if his friend and ex-team-mate Steven Gerrard, currently managing the under-18s side, one day succeeded Jurgen Klopp and wanted his assistance he would seriously consider the offer.Bootle-born Carragher, who made 737 appearances for the Reds before hanging up his boots in May 2013, was initially tipped as one of the players most likely to go into management but instead carved a successful career as an analyst for Sky Sports and said he would find it difficult to give that up.“It would have to be a very special role: I think there has to be only one with Liverpool Football club and the first team,” he told the Daily Telegraph’s Total Football podcast after joining the newspaper as a columnist.“I don’t mean managing in terms of when I say ‘one’, that wouldn’t be realistic at all, but maybe being asked to be involved in the first team at Liverpool.“Helping a foreign manager, helping Steven Gerrard (currently the club’s under-18s manager). Who knows?“That is not a guarantee I would do it because I value the role I have at the moment – but it would only be one club.”Carragher said he weighed up the options of pursuing a role in coaching against one in television while he was still a player.“In my 20s I was 100 per cent going to be a manager. I started to do my coaching badges at 31, 32, and I can’t say I loved it when I started off,” he added.“Brendan Rodgers (former Liverpool manager) asked me to be his assistant when he first arrived at the club but that never sort of progressed and other people came in, which was fine as I still had 12 months playing.“Then I realised if you want to stay in the game there is coaching and the media side so I dipped my toe into both before I finished.“I did the European Championships in 2012 with ITV and did some coaching and I really enjoyed the TV.“I had a great opportunity at Sky and there wasn’t that opportunity in coaching.” 1 Jamie Carragher last_img read more

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CoreLogic Launches Servicing Compliance Solution

first_img in Headlines, News, Servicing, Technology Share CoreLogic Launches Servicing Compliance Solution Company News CoreLogic 2014-11-18 Tory Barringercenter_img In California, CoreLogic has launched a new compliance solution designed to offer servicers a more comprehensive way to analyze their mortgage portfolios.According to an announcement, CoreLogic created the solution as a faster, cheaper, configurable way for servicers to check a number of factors related to a loan’s status and viability, including lien status, current equity position, and the borrower’s updated credit profile. The end result is a platform intended to allow firms to easily render modification and forbearance decisions in a compliant way.CoreLogic says the new solution is already in use at several large servicers, who have been able to evaluate some of their largest portfolios in one to two business days.”Large servicers are continually re-evaluating their portfolios to make sure that they are complying with consent orders, national servicing standards and RESPA,” said Steve Stein, SVP of market and client strategy and product marketing at CoreLogic. “Our new solution can quickly—and less expensively—help clients identify loans for various types of treatments, including modifications and write-downs, and deliver an updated risk profile at both the portfolio and loan levels.” November 18, 2014 418 Views last_img read more

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