Andre Ayew struck an outstanding equaliser to earn Swansea a 1-1 draw towards Sheffield Wednesday and deny Tony Pulis his first win as Owls supervisor.
Adam Attain put Wednesday forward with their first objective in open play since October 21, however substitute Ayew gave Swansea a share of the spoils after a much-improved second-half show.
The draw saved Swansea in fourth place within the Sky Guess Championship nevertheless it confirmed how a lot Steve Cooper’s aspect depend upon Ghana striker Ayew, who had spent the primary half on the bench following a muscle damage.
This was Pulis’ second match in control of Wednesday since succeeding Garry Monk, however the Welshman had by no means received a sport on the Liberty Stadium throughout his lengthy managerial profession.
Wednesday had misplaced 5 of their earlier seven video games and their fundamental issues lay in entrance of objective with just one penalty transformed within the final six matches.
Swansea dominated the early possession nevertheless it was the Owls who went near breaking the impasse after 12 minutes.
Ben Cabango’s poor clearance went to Julian Borner, whose snapshot flew straight at goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Swansea broke immediately and Liam Cullen’s centre nearly sneaked in on the far submit.
It was the final involvement for Owls goalkeeper Kieren Westwood who, having been introduced out of the Hillsborough chilly by Pulis, appeared to have pulled a groin muscle when stretching for the cross and was changed by Joe Wildsmith.
Wednesday had been slowly imposing their will on the competition and the primary objective of the Pulis period arrived after 27 minutes by way of a intelligent nook routine.
Barry Bannan despatched the ball in low and Attain fired dwelling after transferring from the again submit and discovering himself unmarked 10 yards from objective.
Attain blazed over from a Callum Paterson knock down and Swansea boss Cooper responded on the interval to his aspect’s failure to register a first-half objective try.
Ayew and Kasey Palmer had been despatched on in attacking positions as Cooper deserted his wing-backs system and went to a four-man defence.
Jamal Lowe planted a shot vast on the close to submit earlier than Swansea had been degree on the hour as a result of a spot of Ayew brilliance.
Connor Roberts fed him however there was little trace of hazard till Ayew engineered house in a crowded penalty space and beat Wildsmith with an outstanding curling effort.
Swansea had been now properly on high and Yan Dhanda’s 25-yard effort flew simply previous the submit with Wildsmith overwhelmed.
Dhanda was inches away once more with a free-kick and Wildsmith tipped over Ayew’s late effort.
Wednesday survived once more when the ball ended up of their internet after an almighty goalmouth scramble within the fifth minute of stoppage time, however referee Andy Woolmer had whistled for a foul a lot to their aid.