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Swansea City 1-1 Everton: Jordan Ayew returns from suspension to fire Swans a step closer to safety

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Goals: Naughton (og 43′), J Ayew (71′)

Attendance: 20,933

Swansea City picked up a vital point in their search for Premier League safety against Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Jordan Ayew’s second-half strike secured that all-important point for the Swans to put them five points clear of the drop.

Kyle Naughton’s own goal just before the break handed the visitors the opener after the second of Lukasz Fabianski’s double save ricocheted off the defender and into the Swansea net.

However, the home side’s performance deserved more than a defeat and Jordan Ayew, on his return from suspension, ensured they didn’t allow Everton leave South Wales with all three points.

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Tom Carroll assisted the returning forward who made no mistake with a fine finish across goal from just inside the penalty area.

Seamus Coleman could have won it for Everton late on, only for the crossbar to intervene but ultimately, it would have been harsh on Swansea who performed well in front of their own support.

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

(Featured image: STH Liverpool)