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Premier League

  • December 27, 2011
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 19530

Swansea City 1-1 QPR: Jamie Mackie nets second-half leveller to deny Swans victory after Danny Graham opener

The London side managed to grab a well deserved point on the road against an average Swans side, this point sees the visitors sitting comfortably above the bottom three.

Queens Park Rangers managed to grab a point on the road in a 1-1 draw at Swansea City. Danny Graham scored in the first half for the hosts before a Jamie Mackey goal in the second half ensured the points were shared.

The game between two sides who were playing in England's second-tier last season begun in a very attacking manner. Danny Graham managed to tap onto a Joe Allen corner kick to see it cleared by the Queens Park Rangers defence before the striker failed to latch onto Wayne Routledge's curling cross.

The Swans notched their first goal of the match in the 14th minute when Graham received Routledge's chipped pass before curling an fantastic right-footed drive into the bottom right-hand corner.

Ex-Newcastle man Joey Barton almost got the equalizer for the visitors only minutes later when his thunderous 25-yard strike was palmed over by Dutch international keeper Michel Vorm.

QPR mounted a scurrying attack in the closing moments of the first thalf, Luke Young's clever cross successfully found Heidar Helguson in the box, but the Icelandic's header narrowly flew over the crossbar from eight yards out.

QPR entered the second half as the more impressive team, with Taarabt showing off his marvellous fitness by exchanging passes with Barton before drilling a fierce shot wide of the Swansea goal.

The Londoners drew one back with just over half an hour to go when Paddy Kenny cranked a long ball upfield and after a shambolic defensive error from Swansea's Leon Britton, Jamie Mackey ran through before lifting the ball over Vorm to grab the equalizer.

Swansea was lucky not to concede another goal only minutes after conceding when Michel Vorm produced a miraculous save from a Mackie effort, who was initially supplied by El Hadji Diouf.

Taarabt had another chance moments later and threw a marvelous 25 yard effort towards the bottom corner only to see Vorm palm the ball away to keep Swansea level.

Despite a very promising first half from the Welsh side, Swansea's poor last 45 minutes only saw it deserve a point against a strong Queens Park Rangers side, who are now sitting comfortably above the Premier League relegation zone.

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