Tammy toasts a point gained

8th April 2018
First team

Tammy Abraham toasted a point gained at West Bromwich Albion after scoring his first Premier League goal in almost six months to earn his team a 1-1 draw.

Abraham started a top-flight game for only the second time under Carlos Carvalhal as the Swans took on the top flight’s bottom club at The Hawthorns.

And the on-loan Chelsea striker, who was unfortunate not to score after coming off the bench at Manchester United last weekend, duly netted in the league for the first time since his double against Huddersfield back in October.

The Swans missed a golden chance to go in front through Andre Ayew, but found themselves staring at what would have been a painful loss after Jay Rodriguez’s 54th-minute strike for the Baggies.

But with 15 minutes remaining, Abraham met Sam Clucas’s corner with a header to salvage a point for the Swans.

“We knew going to West Brom wouldn’t be easy,” Abraham said.

“We had to fight and stay in the game and thankfully we got our goal in the end. We’ll take a point.

“You will have tough games where you don’t play too well during a season. When that happens you just have to stay in there and take a chance if it comes.”

Abraham’s goal was a reward for his team after they responded well to falling behind.

And it was a boost for a player who has not found the target as often as he would have liked in recent months.

“I didn’t get a lot of chances in the game, but I have to stay positive and keep getting into the right areas,” Abraham added.

“Luckily the ball came my way and I took my chance today. Hopefully I will get another chance in the next game.”