Swansea City v Crystal Palace, 23 December 2017

Score1-1
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueLiberty Stadium
Attendance20,354
Kick-off: 3.00pm Swansea City remained unbeaten in the last six meetings (all Premier League).

Goals:

Jordan Ayew 77 G

Goals:

Luka Milivojević penalty 59 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Defender Alfie Mawson
Defender/Midfielder Kyle Naughton
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Midfielder Tom Carroll
Midfielder Sam Clucas
Midfielder Roque Mesa
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Dyer
Midfielder/Forward Luciano Narsingh
Forward Tammy Abraham

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender James Tomkins
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Substitutions:

Jordan Ayew for Luciano Narsingh 66
Angel Rangel for Kyle Naughton 80
Jay Fulton for Roque Mesa 89

Substitutions:

Bakary Sako for Yohan Cabaye 76
Patrick Van Aanholt for Andros Townsend 85

Cards:

Federico Fernández 32 Y
Roque Mesa 85 Y

Cards:

Wilfried Zaha 34 Y
James McArthur 51 Y
Luka Milivojević 62 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Right back Angel Rangel
Midfielder Jay Fulton
Midfielder Renato Sanches
Forward Jordan Ayew
Forward Ollie McBurnie

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Pape Souaré
Defender/Midfielder Tim Fosu-Mensah
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Bakary Sako

Comments:

League position: 20th Following the dismissal of manager Paul Clement, this was Leon Britton's first game in caretaker charge. Swansea City would now be bottom of the Premier League table on Christmas Day. Only three teams had previously survived relegation when being bottom at Christmas (West Bromwich Albion in 2004-05, Sunderland in 2013-14 and Leicester City in 2014-15). The Swans had now won one of their last 12 games in the Premier League (lost nine).

Comments:

League position: 16th Crystal Palace were now unbeaten in their last eight games in the Premier League; their longest such run in the top division since October 1990 (12 games). Only Manchester City (27 games) and Liverpool (ten games) were now on a longer unbeaten run in the Premier League than Palace. No player had now scored more penalties so far in this Premier League season than Luka Milivojević (Sergio Agüero and Wayne Rooney had also scored three each).