The Swans kicked off their 2022-2023 Championship campaign with a draw at newly promoted Rotherham United.
Despite the visitors dominating the opening stages of this opening day contest in south Yorkshire, it was the home side that took the lead on 16 minutes, thanks to Chiedozie Ogbene’s header from a long throw.
Harry Darling, making his first league start for the Swans, scored a sumptuous equaliser from around 25 yards just seven minutes later.
Russell Martin’s team had chances to take all three points in the second half, the best of them falling to Michael Obafemi, who was unable to turn in Joel Piroe’s cross from close range, while Andy Fisher made a couple of important saves at the other end to keep the home side at bay.
New signings Nathan Wood, Matty Sorinola and scorer Darling all made their Swans league debuts, as Joe Allen missed out through injury.
Overall the Swans will have been happy with a point on the road, but will probably on reflection see it as two points dropped.
The Swans play their first home league game of the season when Blackburn Rovers are the visitors to the Swansea dot com stadium on Saturday, 6 August at 3pm.
Rotherham United: Viktor Johansson, Wes Harding, Dan Barlaser, Richard Wood (captain), Ben Wiles, Chiedozie Ogbene, Conor Washington (Cohen Bramall 67), Jamie Lindsay, Shane Ferguson (Georgie Kelly 67), Grant Hall (Peter Kioso 67), Cam Humphreys.
Unused Substitutes: Josh Vickers, Jamie McCart, Scott High, Hakeem Odoffin.
Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton, Harry Darling; Joel Latibeaudiere, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Matty Sorinola (Ryan Manning 72); Joel Piroe, Jamie Paterson (Olivier Ntcham 71), Michael Obafemi.
Unused Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ben Cabango, Ollie Cooper, Liam Cullen, Cameron Congreve.
Referee: Matthew Donohue
Attendance: 10,454 including 1.492 Travelling Jacks
Watch highlights of the Swans draw at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, courtesy of the Swans Official YouTube channel.
Swans manager Russell Martin gave his reaction to the Swans first Championship game.
Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club