Swans and Hammers share the spoils

Swansea halted a run of three successive defeats as they shared the spoils in a goalless draw with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

  • Swansea 0 West Ham 0
  • Adrian denies Ki and Cork
  • Fabianksi saves Valencia effort
  • Ki penalty appeal turned down
  • Swans remain in bottom-three

Match Summary

The Swans recently parted company with manager Garry Monk following losses to Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester City, leaving Alan Curtis to take charge of the team for the visit of the Hammers.

Curtis almost picked up a win on his debut as caretaker boss, but visiting goalkeeper Adrian pulled off fine saves to deny Ki Sung-yueng and Jack Cork from scoring, while the closest the east Londoners came to grabbing a goal was when Enner Valencia saw Lukasz Fabianksi tip his curling effort over the crossbar.

The Welsh club remain in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety, while Sam Allardyce's side are unmoved in eighth place, four points off the top-four after 17 matches.

Full Report

The hosts started brightly and created four chances inside the opening 10 minutes, but Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew both failed to hit the target, while Angelo Ogbonna blocked two goal-bound shots in quick succession.

Fabianksi made a routine save to keep out Mauro Zarate's long-range strike on the quarter-hour mark, while at the other end Ki's low shot was turned away by the feet of Adrian from Gomis' flicked pass 10 minutes later.

The Swans finished the half strongly, with Gomis shooting wide before Andre Ayew fired into the side-netting after Cork had flicked the ball into his path.

Curtis' men continued to boss the game in the second half and only the acrobatics of Adrian prevented the hosts from taking the lead on 62 minutes when Cork's well-struck half-volley produced a superb save from the keeper.

They wanted a penalty moments later when Ki's shot appeared to hit Collins on his arm, but the referee motioned for a corner to be taken instead after the ball had gone out of play.

The Hammers would threaten twice in the closing stages as Valencia drew a fine save out of Fabianksi with his curling shot from inside the area on the left, while Collins headed over a corner from the Ecuadorian six minutes from time.

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