Man City Edges Swansea

Manchester City beat Swansea City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to move to the top of the English Premier League log.  Swansea looked rather exciting in the opening minutes of the first half.  There was a fine chance by Wayne Routledge but when he was one-on-one with goalkeeper Joe Hart he managed to save it. 

The Swans were working on their counterattacks.  Although the visitors seemed as if they would be on the scoreboard first it was Manuel Pellegrini’s players who did so in the 26th minute courtesy of Wilfried Bony after an attempt by David Silva that was blocked by Ashley Williams before the ball bounced back and it was easy for Bony to nod it home.  The Welsh club started the second half well with an early chance once again by Routledge. 

Chances were created by both sides but there was nothing to show for it.  Then in the 86th minute Bafetimbi Gomis was disallowed a goal after the Frenchman was played a throughball but Hart got there before the forward did.

In added time, after being denied a goal, Gomis did score to score a dramatic equaliser for the managerless Swans.  The striker blasted the ball to the center of the goal net from an angle.  However just a few seconds later in the 93rd minute the Citizens were back in the lead thanks to Yaya Toure’s shot which took a deflection beyond the reach of Lukasz Fabianski.

The last few seconds of the game saw Swansea throwing everything they could and there was a header towards goal but Hart was the hero again for the hosts.  Swansea will remain a point above the regulation zone, but this performance will have provided encouragement.