Swansea City 2 Liverpool 2 – Shelvey stars for both teams
Jonjo Shelvey had a game he will never forget on Monday evening, with the midfielder scoring and assisting for his Swansea team, while also gifting former club Liverpool a couple of goals.
September 16th, 2013
Shelvey left Anfield for the Liberty Stadium in the summer and he took advantage of poor defending from his previous employers to open the scoring in the second minute, although the former Charlton man turned villain a couple of minutes later.
There appeared to be no danger when the player under-hit a back-pass to goalkeeper Michel Vorm which allowed Daniel Sturridge to nip in and fire home an equaliser for Liverpool.
Worse was to follow later in the first half when Shelvey lost possession to Victor Moses which allowed the Reds new signing to cover plenty of ground before producing a neat finish to put the visitors ahead.
Manager Michael Laudrup might have been tempted to substitute the midfielder at half-time although he made no chances and Shelvey’s third assist of the night helped the Swans draw level, with Michu picking up his pass and firing past Simon Mignolet.
The home side were in the ascendancy during the final stages of the game, although they were unable to find a winning goal, with Liverpool keeping their shape and making sure they hung on for a point which moved them back to the top of the Premier League.
Moses made a bright debut for the visitors, while Mamadou Sakho made a first start in the absence of Martin Skrtel, although Kolo Toure returned from injury and replaced Andre Wisdom in the final twenty minutes of the match.