Swansea City showed incredible determination and resilience to earn a draw with Sunderland, despite playing with 10 men for over an hour at the Swansea.com Stadium.
Charlie Patino was controversially given two yellow cards by referee Robert Madley in the opening half hour. Despite this setback, Swansea had a chance to take the lead before halftime, but Jamal Lowe couldn’t convert a penalty kick.
Goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, celebrating his 100th EFL appearance, made some remarkable saves from the both Patrick Roberts and Luke O’Nien to ensure the Swans held out to secure an unlikely point.
This result means that Swansea has only lost two of their last nine Championship matches, highlighting the team spirit and unity that is starting to flourish under Michael Duff.
Michael Duff reacts to Swans draw
Next up for the Swans is the long trip to Portman Road on Saturday, 11 November to take on Ipswich Town.
Swansea City: Carl Rushworth, Harry Darling, Matt Grimes (captain), Jerry Yates (Ollie Cooper 69), Jamal Lowe, Jamie Paterson (Ben Cabango 77), Josh Tymon, Charlie Patino, Liam Cullen (Jay Fulton 46), Harrison Ashby, Bashir Humphreys.
Unused Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Kristian Pedersen, Nathan Tjoe-A-On, Kyle Naughton, Liam Walsh, Cameron Congreve.
Sunderland: Anthony Patterson, Niall Huggins (Bradley Dack 56), Luke O’Nien (captain), Nazariy Rusyn (Luis Semedo 56), Dan Ballard (Dennis Cirkin 76), Patrick Roberts, Jack Clarke, Dan Neil (Abdoullah Ba 79), Trai Hume, Jobe Bellingham (Alex Pritchard 56), Pierre Ekwah.
Unused Substitutes: Matthew Young, Jenson Seelt, Mason Burstow, Adil Aouchiche.
Referee: Bobby Madley
Watch highlights of the Swans backs to the wall draw with Sunderland at the Swansea.com stadium.
Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club