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Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace

By Rob WestallBBC Sport Wales
Glenn Murray celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace

A late Glenn Murray penalty rescued an unlikely draw for Crystal Palace against fellow strugglers Swansea.

Jonathan de Guzman fired the Swans ahead before Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni saved well from Wilfried Bony to prevent Palace going 2-0 down.

But with eight minutes left, Chico Flores saw red after it was deemed he had fouled Glenn Murray inside the box.

Murray sent Michel Vorm the wrong way but the 10-man Swans thwarted Palace's attempts to force a late winner.

The Eagles looked the happier of the two teams after securing their first away Premier League draw of the season in atrocious conditions at the Liberty Stadium.

The result moved them three points above the relegation zone in 16th, two points behind their 14th-placed opponents.

Swansea started the brighter as Palace sat back and invited pressure from their hosts, who dominated possession and territory early on.

The Eagles looked to utilise the pace of Yannick Bolasie - but he was often left isolated and crowded out by the home defence.

Despite their early dominance, the Swans' first real effort did not come until the 21st minute, when Pablo Hernandez drove a shot wide.

And it took some slick passing and movement to carve out De Guzman's opener.

Ashley Williams's long pass found Bony, who combined with Leon Britton to find the Dutchman, who slotted home from 14 yards out.

Bony seemed certain to double the advantage with a first-time effort from six yards out but Speroni dived to his right to save one-handed.

Palace looked to up the tempo in the second half but Vorm easily gathered a tame, hooked shot from Murray and comfortably saved a Cameron Jerome header.

And Swansea looked to be heading for a comfortable win until the game turned with eight minutes remaining.

Murray latched onto a long ball over the top, toe-poking it past Vorm before being brought down by Flores.

Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot, though replays suggested initial contact may have taken place just outside the area, before sending off Flores.

Murray converted the penalty high into the right corner, and nearly netted a late winner when his goalbound shot was blocked by Jordi Amat.

There was still time for Palace to have an injury-time appeal for a penalty turned down, with winger Jerome Thomas booked for diving.

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 1Vorm
  • 22Rangel
  • 33Davies
  • 7BrittonBooked at 74mins
  • 4Flores MorenoBooked at 81mins
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forAmatat 70'minutes
  • 12Dyer
  • 20De Guzmán
  • 10BonySubstituted forLitaat 63'minutes
  • 11HernándezSubstituted forCañas Ruiz Herreraat 22'minutes
  • 15Routledge

Substitutes

  • 2Amat
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Lita
  • 21Cañas Ruiz Herrera
  • 25Tremmel
  • 26Vázquez García
  • 57Emnes

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 2Ward
  • 4ParrSubstituted forThomasat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15JedinakBooked at 35mins
  • 6DannBooked at 63mins
  • 27Delaney
  • 11InceSubstituted forMurrayat 45'minutes
  • 8Dikgacoi
  • 29ChamakhSubstituted forJeromeat 32'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 28Ledley
  • 7Bolasie

Substitutes

  • 14Thomas
  • 16Gayle
  • 17Murray
  • 19Gabbidon
  • 26Hennessey
  • 30Jerome
  • 46Bannan
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
20,240

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamCrystal Palace
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swansea City 1, Crystal Palace 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swansea City 1, Crystal Palace 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Joel Ward.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Lita (Swansea City).

  5. Post update

    Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Booking

    Jerome Thomas (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Jerome Thomas (Crystal Palace) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  8. Post update

    Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

  10. Post update

    Jordi Amat (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Leon Britton.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Jordi Amat.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 1, Crystal Palace 1. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  16. Dismissal

    Chico (Swansea City) is shown the red card.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Chico (Swansea City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Penalty Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray draws a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Swansea City. Ben Davies tries a through ball, but Leroy Lita is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan De Guzmán.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea28196352223063
2Liverpool28185573353859
3Arsenal28185552282459
4Man City26183569274257
5Tottenham2816573733453
6Everton27139538271148
7Man Utd27136843311245
8Newcastle28134113739-243
9Southampton2810993835339
10West Ham2887133135-431
11Aston Villa2887133138-731
12Hull2886143035-530
13Stoke2879122842-1430
14Swansea2878133741-429
15Norwich2877142143-2228
16Crystal Palace2783161937-1827
17West Brom27413103139-825
18Sunderland2666142642-1624
19Cardiff2857161949-3022
20Fulham2863192862-3421
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