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SUNDERLAND v SWANSEA RECAP: Black Cats grab first point in draw with in-form Swans

Sunderland have landed their first point of the 2015/16 season with a 1-1 draw against Swansea City.

The Black Cats stopped a run of two defeats to start the season by equalising in the second half after Bafetimbi Gomis netted his third goal of the campaign for the Swans.

The French striker raced onto a ball from Kyle Naughton before slotting past Costel Pantilimon from the left in stoppage time of the first half.

But Jermain Defoe responded just after the hour-mark when finishing Jeremain Lens' cross inside the far post to give the Wearside club a share of the points.

The draw has Dick Advocaat's men sitting second bottom as Garry Monk's Swansea find themselves sixth after an unbeaten beginning.

MATCH OVERVIEW

Sunderland: 1 (Jermain Defoe 62')
Swansea City: 1 (Bafetimbi Gomis 45+3')
Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 39,198

TALKING POINTS

- Can this be the kickstart Sunderland need after a poor start to the season?

- Is Gomis the in-form striker in the Premier League?

WHAT'S NEXT?

Sunderland will take on Exeter City in the Capital One Cup before heading to Aston Villa on the weekend as Swansea host Manchester United after meeting York City in the league cup.


TWITTER INSIGHT




QUOTES CORNER

Sunderlandmanager Advocaat on Defoe:

"That's the reason he is a striker. He's there to score goals. It was a good goal, a good action. Jermain is a very positive guy."

Swansea's Monk on his side's inability to win a match they should have:

“We were creating chance after chance, and that was what cost us the extra two points. We really should have put the game to bed in that period and got that second goal, and possibly another."



STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta




TEAM LEADERS

SUNDERLAND
Goals - Jermain Defoe 2
Assists - Jeremain Lens 2
Yellow cards - Sebastian Coates, Jeremain Lens 2

SWANSEA
Goals - Bafetimbi Gomis 3
Assists - Jonjo Shelvey, Jefferson Montero, Kyle Naughton 1
Clean sheet - Lukasz Fabianski 1
Yellow cards - Andre Ayew 2


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