Swansea fight back to claim draw at Bristol City – Ghanasoccernet.com

  • October 30, 2022

Tommy Conway guides home his eighth goal of the season
Olivier Ntcham’s measured half-volley saw in-form Swansea City fight back to claim a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.
The Robins looked on course for a third victory in five matches thanks to Tommy Conway’s precise first-half strike.
But Russell Martin’s Swansea salvaged a draw thanks to their second-half persistence on a day when Bristol City created the better chances.
Swansea, who have lost only two of their last 10 matches, drop to fifth in the Championship.
The draw sees Bristol City climb a place to 13th, although Nigel Pearson will feel his side ought to have taken all three points.
Their failure to convert opportunities meant Ntcham’s moment of quality sent Swansea home feeling reasonably happy.
The Welsh club had come into this contest in buoyant mood following their victory over Cardiff City.
But unlike last weekend, they did not have it their own way in this local argument, with Bristol City showing a hunger to respond after their defeat at Reading last time out.
Swansea, as is so often the case, controlled possession for long spells – but it was Nigel Pearson’s men who carried the greater threat.
The hosts’ willingness to press high put pressure on Swansea, with three big opportunities coming after they coughed up possession in their own half.
After Ben Cabango’s pass was picked off, Antoine Semenyo really ought to have scored from Conway’s cross, but was denied by Steven Benda’s sparkling save.
Swansea’s goalkeeper then stopped Nahki Wells’ effort with his leg after Nathan Wood had been dispossessed by Alex Scott.
The breakthrough arrived two minutes later, with Swansea’s appeals for a foul by Semenyo on Harry Darling ignored as Jay Dasilva won the ball and fed Wells.
The striker’s clever pass allowed the advancing Conway to roll a crisp, low shot beyond Benda and into the bottom corner.
Swansea did have sights of goal before the break, with Ollie Cooper heading wide and then scuffing a shot from the edge of the area and Darling not connecting properly with a far-post volley.
Olivier Ntcham scores his fourth goal of the season, meaning the Cameroon international has matched his tally from the last campaign
The pattern of the game continued in the second half, with Swansea seeing plenty of the ball, but the hosts coming close as they pounced on an error.
This time Joel Latibeaudiere’s under-hit pass set up an opportunity for Semenyo, but he shot straight at Benda from the edge of the area.
Martin rang the changes, and it was one of his five substitutes who brought Swansea back into the contest just as it appeared to be drifting away from them.
After Jamie Paterson’s corner was only half-cleared, Ntcham, who was stationed just outside the area, produced a crisp half-volley which took a slight deflection before nestling in the bottom corner of the net.
Line-upsBristol City
Formation 3-4-1-2
12O’Leary19Tanner26Vyner16Pring17Sykes6James7Scott3Dasilva11Semenyo21Wells15Conway
Substitutes
Swansea
Formation 3-4-2-1
13Benda23Wood6Darling5Cabango22Latibeaudiere8Grimes4Fulton29Sorinola18Cundle31Cooper9Obafemi
Substitutes
Referee:Andre MarrinerAttendance:21,007Match StatsHome TeamBristol CityAway TeamSwanseaPossessionHome28%Away72%ShotsHome10Away14Shots on TargetHome4Away3CornersHome7Away11FoulsHome13Away5Live Text Post update
Match ends, Bristol City 1, Swansea City 1.
90’+5’Full Time
Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Swansea City 1.
90’+4’Booking
Cameron Pring (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
90’+4’Post update
Armstrong Oko-Flex (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
90’+4’Post update
Foul by Cameron Pring (Bristol City).
90’+2’Post update
Attempt blocked. Michael Obafemi (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
90’+1’Post update
Jamie Paterson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
90’+1’Post update
Foul by Andy King (Bristol City).
89’Post update
Foul by Joel Latibeaudiere (Swansea City).
89’Post update
Sam Bell (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
88’Post update
Attempt blocked. Olivier Ntcham (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Latibeaudiere.
88’Post update
Attempt blocked. Matty James (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.
87’Post update
Joel Latibeaudiere (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87’Post update
Foul by Chris Martin (Bristol City).
82’Substitution
Substitution, Bristol City. Andy King replaces Tommy Conway.
81’Substitution
Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Williams replaces Alex Scott.
81’Post update
Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by George Tanner.
79’Post update
Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by George Tanner.
78’Post update
Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Matty James.
78’Post update
Attempt blocked. Armstrong Oko-Flex (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Olivier Ntcham.
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