Ki salutes Swans after Everton draw
1st November 2014
Ki Sung-Yueng hailed the ten-man Swans' goalless draw against Everton in what he described as the "toughest game of the season so far."
Garry Monk's side produced a spirited and dogged performance on Merseyside after playing the final 20 minutes with ten men following Jonjo Shelvey's dismissal.
The former Liverpool man was shown a second yellow card for bringing down James McCarthy, but the Swans held on for a point and their fifth clean sheet in ten league games this term.
Wilfried Bony had a great chance early on and after he shot wide, Aiden McGeady forced Lukasz Fabianski into a smart save at the other end.
But the second half failed to produce any chances of note for either side as the Swans remained sixth in the Premier League table.
"We're really pleased with the result," said Ki. "Goodison Park is a tough place to come and we had to dig deep and fight to get something.
"The sending off was obviously a setback but we overcame that and stayed strong.
"This was probably the toughest game we've had this season and for us to get a point shows how far we are progressing as a team.
"We started the game well and Wilfried had a great chance to put us ahead, but then they put us under some pressure.
"We managed to deal with that and all things considered we're delighted to be heading home with a point."