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Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace: Hennessey helps Eagles keep point


during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.

Mike Hewitt

  • Hennessey stars in net for Palace
  • Sigurdsson nets free kick to open scoring
  • Defender Dann now Eagles joint leading scorer

Scott Dann and Gylfi Sigurdsson traded goals as bottom-half sides Swansea City and Crystal Palace drew 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The point moves 16th place Swansea four points clear of the drop, while Palace’s 32 points have them 9 ahead of the relegation zone.

The bright side for the once-contending Eagles is their first point in six PL matches.

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Sigurdsson’s free kick traces the outside of the Palace wall, which was set up inside the far post, and Swans had an early lead.

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5 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has now scored in five of his last six Premier League appearances for Swansea City. Pinpoint.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 6, 2016

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Dann poked in a rebound just after halftime, following Damien Delaney’s flick-on of a Yohan Cabaye corner kick.

Wayne Hennessey kept it 1-1 thanks to a not-ideal in-tight shot from Ashley Williams, and another late save on Sigurdsson. The Icelandic star was likely the man of the match, but Hennessey can make a good claim.

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