Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace: Swans squander chances

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Swansea City drew 1-1 at home with Crystal Palace on Saturday, but Garry Monk will feel like his side chucked away two points at the Liberty Stadium.

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Early on Wilfried Bony scored his 18th goal in 2014 to open the scoring but then Palace equalized midway through the first half when Mile Jedinak struck from the penalty spot.

Despite that goal sparking life into the Eagles, Swansea domianted vast swathes of the match in south Wales but just couldn’t come up with a winner. The draw sees the Swans stay in seventh on 19 points, while Palace move up to 13th place on 13 points.

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The home side took the lead with a stunning solo effort from Bony, as he made some space for himself and curled in a beauty. That goal was Bony’s sixth in his last seven games.

However the Swans’ lead did not last long as Jedinak equalized from the penalty spot after Marouane Chamakh was brought down by Jonjo Shelvey in the box.

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Soon after Chamakh should have put Palace ahead as Ashley Williams made a massive error by completely missing the ball but Chamakh failed to capitalize. The game was very open before half time as Yannick Bolasie flashed an effort in on goal as Palace improved drastically, then Swansea almost went back ahead after some wonderful interplay but Shelvey somehow missed a sitter.

Gylfi Sigurdsson went close on two occasions in the second half for Swansea as the home side dominated proceedings but were finding it difficult to break Palace down. The Eagles held on for a solid away point, as the Swans were frustrated despite having 64 percent on possession and 22 shots at goal.

LINEUPS

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Montero, Bony.

Goal: Bony (15′)

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Hangeland, Kelly, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh, Gayle.

Goal: Jedinak (25′)