Swansea City v Arsenal FA Cup Review
Danny Graham scored his sixth goal of the season grabbing a late equaliser for Swansea City as they ended their FA Cup third round clash with Arsenal at Liberty Stadium as it started ending in a 2-2 draw.
The first half between the sides was rather disappointing as none of the teams took charge of the game. None of the players from either side took the initiative to ensure that they could put their team in a commanding position early in the game.
The first half saw both the teams play possession football as they both looked comfortable with the ball. Graham had a chance to put his team ahead on 13 minutes but was denied by a valiant save by Wojciech Szczesny.
It was not until the 58th minute that Swansea’s Michu gave the home team the advantage. He was brought on as a second half substitute and to his managers delight was in the thick of the action two minus after coming on.
The Gunners looked started taking charge of e game late in the second half as they should see the game slip away slowly. Lukas Podolski who also came on as substitute scored an equalizer in the 81st minute. Two minutes later Kieran Gibbs' smashed a splendid volley into the back of the net. It looked lie the Gunners managed to pull out a result from nothing.
Swansea with their never to die attitude, did not give up hope and in the dying stages of the game Danny Graham passed the ball into the net calmly and coolly, having been found from the corner by Ki Sung-yueng.
Another good opportunity for the home side came on 45 minutes when previous Arsenal player Kyle Bartley climbed above the tall Mertesacker to meet an accurate free-kick from Jonathan De Guzman unfortunately his header hit the top of the crossbar.
The result being a stalemate will see of these teams lock horns once again in a game at the Emirates. If hat game goes down to the wire ad ends in a draw a penalty shootout will be us to determine the winner.
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