London: Two unlikely goalscorers lifted a largely dull mid-table Premier League clash between Swansea City and Hull City, at the Liberty Stadium, on Monday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Hull striker Danny Graham’s first goal in almost a year put the visitors ahead after nine minutes, the former Swansea player side-footing home from close range following a right-wing cross by Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady.
It was Graham’s first Premier League goal in 28 matches — the last one scored for Swansea in January.
The Welsh side, who welcomed back Spanish striker Michu after a five-week absence with an ankle injury, were frustrated by Hull in the first-half but played with more pace after the break and levelled after 59 minutes.
A short corner by Jonjo Shelvey came back to the former Liverpool midfielder and his driven cross hit Chico Flores and flew past Scotland ’keeper Allan McGregor for the Spanish defender’s first Premier League goal.
Hull had a goal disallowed when David Meyler was adjudged offside, then Yannick Sagbo's shot from distance was saved at full stretch by Swansea ’keeper Gerhard Tremmel.
The visitors might also have had a penalty when a back post-header from Alex Bruce struck Dwight Tiendalli on the arms.
McGregor saved well with his feet from Michu in the dying minutes but a draw was a fair result.
The point moved both teams up one place in the table, Swansea to 10th and Hull 12th.