Liverpool, Swansea play to thrilling draw at Liberty Stadium

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Updated: September 16, 2013

Swansea, Wales (Sports Network) – Liverpool climbed back to the top of the
Premier League table on Monday after battling to a thrilling 2-2 draw with
Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

The hosts got off to a quick start in the second minute after former Liverpool
man Jonjo Shelvey intercepted a poor clearance and charged toward the end line.
His first shot was blocked, but on the second bite of the cherry he pounded it
into the top left corner past Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his first
goal of the campaign.

But almost just as quickly, it was an error by Shelvey that led to a
Liverpool equalizer just two minutes later when he sent an errant back pass
toward goal that was intercepted by Daniel Sturridge, who slammed it home first
time for his fourth goal in as many games.

Liverpool grabbed the lead in the 36th minute when a long clearance by Shelvey
was cut out by Victor Moses, who came flying down the left flank, cut to
the middle and beat Swans ‘keeper Michel Vorm for his first goal in a Reds kit.

But the hosts equalized in the 63rd minute with Shelvey involved again as he
flicked a header in the box into the path of Michu, who tapped it past
Mignolet.

Swansea seized control of the game for the final 25-plus minutes, playing
almost exclusively in the Liverpool half and generating several quality scoring
chances. But Michael Laudrup’s side couldn’t find a winner as the sides settled
for a point apiece.

Liverpool moves back to the top of the league on 10 points, while Swansea pulls
itself out of the bottom three with four points.