27/11/2011 13:30 v Aston Villa

25th May 2018
First team

The Swans claimed another home point in the Premier League following a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa at the Liberty.

However, the match was overshadowed following the tragic death of Wales manager Gary Speed earlier that morning and it made for a very emotional afternoon in South Wales.

Both sides had chances in the first half with Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen having efforts blocked by the Villa defence while, at the other end, Gabby Agbonlahor drew a good save out of Michel Vorm and Richard Dunne headed over from close range.

The visitors gradually gained control of the contest and continued to ask questions of the Swans defence.

Alan Hutton fired a dipping volley just over the crossbar and Agbonlahor saw another long-range effort tipped away by Vorm.

Brendan Rodgers had lost Angel Rangel and Danny Graham to injury earlier on, but his side were on top towards the end.

Substitute Leroy Lita fired wide of the target after been played in by Mark Gower and, a few minutes later, was denied by the legs of Shay Given, as the points were shared at the Liberty.

Swans: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel (Jazz Richards, 26), Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Neil Taylor, Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge, 81), Mark Gower, Scott Sinclair, Danny Graham (Leroy Lita, 53).

Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Vangelis Moras, Stephen Dobbie, Luke Moore.

Aston Villa: Shay Given, Alan Hutton, Richard Dunne, James Collins, Stephen Warnock, Chris Herd, Fabian Delph (Barry Bannan, 79), Charles N’Zogbia, Emile Heskey (Jermaine Jenas, 69), Darren Bent, Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Subs not used: Brad Guzan, Ciaran Clark, Carlos Cuellar, Marc Albrighton, Nathan Delfouneso.