27/08/2011 14:00 v Sunderland
The Swans claimed another Premier League point following a second consecutive 0-0 draw against Sunderland at the Liberty.
Brendan Rodgers named an unchanged starting 11 from the Wigan game the previous week, but his side found themselves on the back foot early on.
Following his move from Manchester United, debutant John O’Shea struck the crossbar within the opening two minutes, while Michel Vorm showed sharp reflexes to deny Asamoah Gyan on two occasions.
However, the Swans gradually grew into the game and Scott Sinclair saw a 25-yard effort crash against the woodwork, before Wes Brown was forced to make a vital intervention to prevent Danny Graham from opening his account for the hosts.
Graham also went close when he headed wide from 12 yards out as the home side continued to press after the break. The striker saw another header palmed away by Simon Mignolet, who also denied Ashley Williams from a set-piece.
At the other end, the Swans had Vorm to thank again for another brilliant save that kept Gyan at bay, but they enjoyed most of the play in the second half.
Rodgers’ men were disappointed not to take all three points in the end as Mignolet saved from Graham again before Sinclair fired over, but another clean sheet was in the bag.
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Agustien (Allen, 79), Britton, Dyer (Dobbie, 79), Sinclair, Routledge (Lita, 71), Graham.
Subs not used: Moreira, Tate, Gower, Moore.
Sunderland: Mignolet, O’Shea, Brown, Ferdinand, Bardsley, Larsson (Elmohamady, 70), Cattermole (Wickham, 70), Gardner, Colback, Sessegnon, Gyan (Richardson, 76).
Subs not used: Westwood, Bramble, Vaughan, Ji.