#ThrowbackThursday: August 20, 2011
20th August 2015
Swansea 0-0 Wigan
Barclays Premier League - Saturday, 20 August 2011
The Swans secured their first point in the Premier League but needed a second-half penalty save from Michel Vorm to deny Wigan victory.
On a historic day that saw a top-flight match staged outside of England for the first time, the home side started well and should have taken the lead inside two minutes.
After slick build-up play down the right, record-signing Danny Graham should have done better as he fired straight at Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.
Graham again came close shortly before the break as his close-range effort was superbly blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.
Swansea continued to ask questions of the Wigan defence in the second period, with Wayne Routledge shooting inches wide of the right-hand post.
However, having survived a number of scares, the visitors improved in the final quarter of the game as Jordi Gomez hit the post before Victor Moses also saw his effort come back off the woodwork.
But Wigan were handed a golden chance to take all three points with seven minutes to play as Gomez was tripped by Ashley Williams inside the box - but Ben Watson's spot-kick was superbly kept out by summer signing Michel Vorm as the game ended all square.
SWANS: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel, Britton (Allen, 75), Sinclair, Dyer, Routledge (Dobbie, 74), Agustien, Graham (Lita, 83).
WIGAN: Al Habsi, Alcaraz (Stam, 37), Caldwell, Boyce, Figueroa, McCarthy (McArthur, 64), Watson, Moses, Gomez, Diame, Di Santo (Rodallega, 70).