Swansea City 1-1 Manchester City

15 May

Manchester City missed a host of chances as they drew 1-1 at Swansea City, a result that all but secures them fourth spot in the table.

Match Reports: Swansea City 1-1 Manchester CityMatch Reports: Swansea City 1-1 Manchester City

In what was Manuel Pellegrini’s final match in charge, the visitors took the lead after only five minutes when Kelechi Iheanacho poked the ball into the net from close range after Kristoffer Nordfeldt had saved Sergio Aguero’s initial shot.

Jefferson Montero thought he had equalised five minutes later when he had the ball in the net but referee Mike Dean ruled that the Swansea man had used a hand.

After a quiet spell, Aguero went close to doubling City’s lead in the 27th minute only for Nordfeldt to keep the Argentinian striker’s effort out with his legs.

Iheanacho wasted another good opening on the half-hour mark when he took too long to decide what to do after being played in.

When the Swans responded Wayne Routledge had a speculative long-range shot blocked when he tried to capitalise on Eliaquim Mangala’s mistake.

Just before the interval, after Joe Hart had punched a Swans corner away from danger, City launched a rapid counter-attack that ended with Jesus Navas lashing a shot high and wide.

City were made to pay for their wastefulness when, in first-half stoppage time, the Swans equalised with Andre Ayew’s free-kick coming off Fernando’s head and wrong-footing Hart.

The visitors should have moved 2-1 ahead in the 52nd minute when Iheanacho miscontrolled the ball when he was just six yards away from goal after Nordfeldt had failed to deal with Navas’ poor low cross.

Aguero and Fernandinho miscued their shots as City pushed for a winner but both teams played out the final few minutes seemingly happy that the game would end in a draw.


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