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SWANSEA CITY v BOURNEMOUTH RECAP: Swans fight back to claim draw with Bournemouth

Swansea City overcame a two-goal deficit to claim a share of the spoils from their clash with Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The Cherries opened the scoring through Joshua King's strike in the 10th minute, before Dan Gosling doubled the visitor's advantage 16 minutes late.

The Swans responded shortly after, with Andre Ayew's clever back-heel making it 2-1 in the 28th minute.

Jonjo Shelvey's 38th minute penalty saw the home side back on level terms, and that was how it finished as the points were split following a 2-2 draw.


Swansea City: 2 (Andre Ayew 28', Jonjo Shelvey (PEN) 39')
Bournemouth: 2 (Joshua King 10', Dan Gosling 26')

Liberty Stadium, Swansea – 20,878


Swansea have now won just one of their past nine Premier League fixtures as pressure continues to mount on embattled manager Garry Monk.

Bournemouth's recent record is not any better, with only one victory from their last 10 Premier League fixtures, which sees them languishing in the relegation zone.


Swansea travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday, while Bournemouth host Everton at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.



Swansea boss Monk was proud of the way his players fought back:

"To be 2-0 down, the players showed great bravery and fantastic spirit to get back. You could feel that tension, it affected us with the ball and our confidence. We need to build that side of it by putting a run of results together.

"This is a point gained and a result to put us on the road to getting our confidence. Overall we have to be happy with a point."

Bournemouth manager Eddie How felt his side was hard done by:

"We should be standing here with three points. We're disappointed but there were a lot of positives.

"The players are beginning to believe in themselves a lot more, they know they have nothing to fear. I'm very proud to be Bournemouth manager tonight."

*Thanks to Opta

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