Swansea vs. Chelsea: Final score 1-1, Pablo Hernandez earns a draw for Swans

Michael Steele

Chelsea struck first, but Swansea fought back in a hailstorm for an excellent point.

It took them until the 87th minute to score, but Swansea finally found a well-deserved goal late to clinch a valuable point against Chelsea. The Blues have now failed to win for the second straight week, and have lost their place at the top of the table following their 1-1 draw and Manchester United's earlier win.

The first half produced no goals, but featured some decent chances for both sides. There was plenty of nice football on display, but poor finishing as well. Fernando Torres had a header cleared off the line in the 12th minute, then missed a clear one in the 26th. Michu also missed a great chance, on a great diagonal by Pablo Hernandez.

Victor Moses scored the opener, directing in a corner in the 61st minute. Eden Hazard played in the delivery to Gary Cahill, who headed towards the back post. Moses didn't know anything about the goal, which bounced off the top of his head as he was looking the other way, but they all count the same.

Chelsea couldn't hold onto their lead, however. As hail pelted down at the Liberty Stadium, Pablo Hernandez and Etay Scheckter combined for a brilliant equalizer. On the edge of the area, they played a one-two, with Scheckter playing a great return pass. Hernandez didn't have a ton of time to shoot, but curled a perfect finish to the back post to earn a point for the Swans.

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