Swansea and Bournemouth drew 2-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium. The goal of the game came from former Everton man Dan Gosling, who drilled into the top corner from 16 yards after some wonderful build-up play.
Swansea were slow to get going and the visitors dominated the opening exchanges. Their early pressure was rewarded when Josh King fired them into the lead after just nine minutes; a terrible defensive mix-up allowed Junior Stanislas to cross, and King duly poked home from close range.
Minutes later Bournemouth could have doubled their lead, but Stanislas’ acrobatic finish was correctly ruled out for offside.
In the 26th minute Dan Gosling made it 2-0, but the two-goal advantage lasted less than sixty seconds as Andre Ayew beat the offside trap and backheeled into the net.
Seven minutes before half-time Swansea had eliminated the deficit completely. Jonjo Shelvey was the scorer, slamming home from the penalty spot after a Simon Francis foul on Ayew.
The second half lacked the intensity of the first, with both sides adopting a more pragmatic defensive approach. As the game approached the final ten minutes, Swansea started to turn the screw with 15 minutes remaining, but they couldn’t find a way past the stubborn visitor’s defence.
The result leaves Bournemouth 18th with nine points, while Swansea stay 14th with 14 points.
Swansea’s next game is a tough trip to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp and the Reds. Bournemouth host Everton next Saturday before consecutive games against Chelsea and Manchester United.