PREMIER LEAGUE: Wolves come back from the dead to force draw with Swansea

Wolves have been unable to pick themselves up from the canvas to record a 2-2 home draw against Swansea City today.

Mick McCarthy’s men were completely outplayed for most of the encounter but managed to score twice late after the visitors netted two goals in the first half to move to eight points as Swansea went to nine.

Swansea hit the lead in the 23rd minute when Danny Graham scored his third in three matches thanks to Mark Gower’s chipped through ball which evaded an acrobatic Roger Johnson and fell nicely for the former Watford man who coolly slotted underneath Wayne Hennessey to make it 1-0.

Just over ten minutes later, Graham turned provider when he ran onto a long ball from Angel Rangel before advancing to the edge of the area on the right and then producing a perfect low cross for Joe Allen to tuck away for his first Premier League goal, much to the dismay of the frustrated Wolves fans.

After failing to trouble Swans keeper Michel Vorm for most of the 90 minutes, Wolves hit back with just over five remaining when a corner was not cleared properly and Sam Vokes’ initial shot was kept out but only as far as Kevin Doyle who tapped home with ease.

And the home side then completed a great fightback when Doyle took it down the left and cut back for Jamie O’Hara who hammered it into the back of the net with his right foot to send the Molineux fans into hysterics.

The overall performance of Wolves, who had lost their previous five matches, would have been unacceptable for McCarthy but the fact they showed resilience and courage to take a point against the odds would please him to no end whilst Swansea’s Brendan Rodgers would certainly be ruing the fact his side did not finish their opponents off earlier for their first away win in the Premier League.

TRIBAL ASKS: Are these two teams capable of finishing in the top half or will they be battling relegation come seasons end?

Wolves: 2 (Kevin Doyle 84’, Jamie O’Hara 86’)
Swansea City: 2 (Danny Graham 23’, Joe Allen 35’)
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton - 25,216

Yellow cards: WOL - Richard Stearman 47’, Jamie O’Hara 66’
SWA - nil

 

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