English Premiership

Swans grab valuable point against Foxes

2018-02-03 20:14
Carlos Carvalhal (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Swansea extended their unbeaten run to four matches after coming from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Match Summary

The Foxes were on top throughout the first half and could well have had more than the one goal lead at the break. The Swans were far more positive after half-time and soon got the game back on level terms, although a strong Leicester finish saw Carlos Carvalhal's team having to fight hard for their point.

Full Report

After a scrappy start to the game, the home side began to stamp their authority on proceedings and they took the lead in the 17th minute when Kelechi Iheanacho showed great skill to find a pass to put Jamie Vardy in on goal on the left-hand side; the England striker finishing with a typically clinical low shot in at the far post.

Marc Albrighton then tested Lukasz Fabianski with a well struck drive midway through the half before Iheanacho had his 29th minute shot cleared off the line by Alfie Mawson after Fabianski had blocked Fousseni Diabate's initial effort.

Leicester were again denied a goal just a minute later when Wilfred Ndidi's chipped effort was ruled out for off-sides.

Swansea ended the half with a bit more purpose, but did not trouble home keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Having failed to add to their tally, the Foxes found themselves back on level terms eight minutes after half-time when Federico Fernandez climbed strongly in the box to head in a Ki Sung-Yeung corner kick.

Buoyed by their goal, the visiting side showed more of a threat on attack, although it was the Foxes who had the next chance when Diabate sent a 63rd minute shot marginally wide of the target.

And as the game moved into the final 20 minutes the home side regained the upper-hand and were close to restoring their lead when Harry Maguire put a 76th minute header into the side-netting.

The hosts pushed for a winner in the closing stages, but Swansea defended solidly and Fabianski was not tested again as they held on for a point on the road.

Read more on:    swansea city  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 23 September 2018
West Ham United v Chelsea, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Everton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 29 September 2018
West Ham United v Manchester United, London Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Watford, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Everton v Fulham, Goodison Park 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Leicester City, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Liverpool, Stamford Bridge 18:30
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Cardiff City v Burnley, Cardiff City Stadium 17:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.