SWANSEA DRAW WITH VILLA
The Premier League match played between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Tuesday has finished in the form of a draw. Both the teams scored two goals each and the match ended without any result. Despite playing a draw in this match, Swansea City slipped down in the points table. Now, Swansea City is at no. 9 with 29 points in 21 matches.
On the other hand, this draw didn’t have any effect on the position of Aston Villa in the points table. Villa managed to remain at no. 16 with the help of 1 point that it got from this match. Villa has 19 points in 21 matches.
Villa had suffered huge defeats in its last three matches and with Swansea City playing on its home ground; Villa was not the favourite in Tuesday’s match. Villa had conceded 15 goals in its previous three matches and the Villa defenders were under huge pressure before coming into this match.
Swansea City was off to a terrific start in the match and took the lead in the 9th minute of the match with the goal of Wayne Routledge. Pablo Hernandez gave Routledge a precise pass. But, Routledge had to get rid of Ciaran Clark which he did with ease and then, slotted the ball past the Villa goalkeeper to open the scoring for Swansea City.
Just a minute before the half time break, Aston Villa managed to level the scores with the goal of Andreas Weimann who latched on the opportunity created by Christian Benteke and rolled the ball into the left hand corner of the net to bring his team back into the match.
Villa earned a penalty just a few minutes before the end of the match and Christian Benteke made full use of that opportunity. He deceived the Swansea goalkeeper and smashed the ball into the left hand corner of the net.
But, Villa failed in maintaining that lead till the end. In the very last minute of the stoppage time, Danny Graham scored the equalizer and made sure that his team would walk away with one point.
Aston Villa’s next match will be a FA Cup encounter against Ipswich Town on Saturday.