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14:00 15th May 2016

FULL-TIME: Swans 1 Manchester City 1

The Swans came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester City as the curtain came down on the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season.
After Kelechi Iheanacho had given the visitors an early lead at the Liberty Stadium, Andre Ayew equalised on the cusp of half-time through a deflected free-kick.
Iheanacho put Manuel Pellegrini’s side in front inside five minutes when he tapped home from close range after Sergio Aguero’s initial effort was parried by Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
The Citizens paid the price for missed chances when Ayew levelled the scores on the brink of half-time when his free-kick from 25 yards took a big deflection off Fernando before nestling into the corner of the net.
The hard earned point means the Swans finish the season in 12th position with 47 points.

Francesco Guidolin makes four changes to the side that beat West Ham 4-1 last time out.
In goal, Kristoffer Nordfeldt makes his Premier League debut in place of Lukasz Fabianski, who has been given extra time off ahead of this summer’s European Championships.
Angel Rangel replaces Kyle Naughton at right-back, while Leon Britton returns in midfield in place of Ki Sung-Yueng who is serving military service in South Korea.
And on the flank, Jefferson Montero comes into the starting line-up as Modou Barrow makes way, with the Gambian international taking his place amongst the substitutes.
Manchester City, meanwhile, named an unchanged line-up from the draw with Arsenal as Manuel Pellegrini takes charge of his final game with the club.

SWANS: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Angel Rangel, Federico Fernandez, Jordi Amat, Stephen Kingsley, Leon Britton (capt), Jack Cork, Leroy Fer, Wayne Routledge, Jefferson Montero, Andre Ayew.

SUBS: Josh Vickers, Kyle Naughton, Jay Fulton, Kenji Gorre, Modou Barrow, Marvin Emnes. Bafe Gomis.

MAN CITY: Joe Hart, Bacary Sagna, Nicolas Otamendi, Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, Fernando, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Sergio Aguero.

SUBS: Willy Caballero, Raheem Sterling, Samir Nasri, Aleksandar Kolarov, Wilfried Bony, Martin Demichelis, Yaya Toure.

The visitors took an early lead at the Liberty Stadium when Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring for Manuel Pellegrini’s side inside five minutes.

Iheanacho tapped home from close range after Sergio Aguero’s initial shot was parried by Kristoffer Nordfeldt. 

But four minutes later, the Swans thought they had equalised when Angel Rangel’s deep cross was met at the far post by Jefferson Montero. The Ecuadorian bundled home but was penalised for a foul on Bacary Sagna.

The Swans, though, were causing problems for themselves by gifting possession to the away side. Iheanacho had opportunities to punish Francesco Guidolin’s side but was equally wasteful.

Man City continued to probe midway through the first half as Kristoffer Nordfeldt had to show quick reactions to deny Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, while Jesus Navas squandered a good half-chance on the breakaway, curling wide of the target when De Bruyne was in space.

On the cusp of half-time, however, the Swans levelled when Andre Ayew’s free-kick from 25 yards took a big deflection off Fernando, which totally deceived Joe Hart and nestled into the corner of the net.

HALF-TIME: Manchester City 1-1 Swans

The Citizens almost restored their lead two minutes after the restart when Eliaquim Mangala rose high in the box to meet De Bruyne’s inviting delivery, only to see his header narrowly clear the crossbar.
At the other end, Federico Fernandez suffered a similar fate when Stephen Kingsley’s deep corner found the head of the Argentinian centre-back.
As was the case in the first half, the visitors dominated possession but lacked cutting edge in the final third as the unusually quiet Aguero scuffed wide a glorious chance when the ball fell kindly for him inside the Swans box in the 68th minute.
Then, in the 72nd-minute, Iheanacho saw a similar chance go begging after finding space in between Swansea's pair of centre-backs but took too much time on the ball and sliced his effort over the bar under pressure from Fernandez.
The Swans looked a threat on the counter-attack following the introduction of Modou Barrow, but neither side managed to find the elusive winner.