Jordan Ayew points Swansea to survival

  • Jordan Ayew points Swansea to survival

Jordan Ayew points Swansea to survival

Jordan Ayew grabbed another valuable point for Swansea City's survival bid as he secured a 1-1 draw at home to Everton.

The former Aston Villa forward had missed the Swans' defeats to Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion stalemate while serving a three-match suspension for his expulsion in their goalless stalemate with Huddersfield on March 10.

But Ayew saved the day in his first game back after a three-match absence to ensure Swansea remain unbeaten when he has hit the back of the net.

The first big chance came after 21 minutes as Jordan Ayew controlled Luciano Narsingh's cross before seeing his goalbound shot deflect wide for a corner.

Results elsewhere mean Swansea are now five points clear of the drop - despite being placed 17th - as they head into a hard run of fixtures, but remember they still have to play two of the teams below them in Stoke City and Southampton.

Seamus Coleman found Yannick Bolasie unmarked, but Lukasz Fabianski was equal to the winger's drive as well as Gueye's follow-up effort.

Everton grew into the game after the half hour mark but could still consider themselves very fortunate to lead in the 43rd minute.

Unfortunately for him, the second bounced off the head of Naughton and back towards the goal and though Alfie Mawson cleared the ball it was deemed to have crossed the line.

Tosun's quick free kick sent Theo Walcott scampering clear but Fabianski left his penalty area quickly to block.

Nathan Dyer fired over the crossbar and Swansea were not so much knocking on the door as banging loudly on it.

Swansea wasted a gilt-edged opening when Tammy Abraham blasted over from Jordan Ayew's assist and had to settle for a point, which might yet prove crucial in the final reckoning.