Swansea City 1-1 Everton: Shelvey penalty rescues a point for City

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey scored a second-half penalty to earn a point for Garry Monk’s side against Everton, after a first-half Aaron Lennon goal had threatened to give Everton an impressive away win, reports BBC Sport.

Everton, boasting great form prior to kickoff, went ahead in the first-half, with loanee winger Aaron Lennon scoring minutes before the break. The England international converted a cross from James McCarthy, which saw Swansea trailing into half-time.

It was quite even at the Liberty Stadium, but the Merseysiders registered more chances on target than Swansea over the 90 minutes. City did manage to fight back, however, with Shelvey levelling the game midway through the second-half.

The England U21 midfielder score from the penalty spot, after the Swans were awarded a spot-kick after Everton defender Seamus Coleman handed the ball in the area.

The results sees Swansea match their record points tally in the Premier League, while Everton extended their unbeaten run in the division to four games. The in-form Toffees continue their ascent up the table, but will perhaps be disappointed to have thrown away two points at the Liberty stadium today.

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