Shelvey is both hero and villain as Swansea draw with Liverpool
Jonjo Shelvey was involved in all four goals as Swansea played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium
Jonjo Shelvey was involved in all four goals as Swansea City played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium.
The former Liverpool man scored one and set Michu up for his new side's second, while two lacklustre passes resulted in Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses netting for his old side who return to the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers returned to Wales with three straight wins and a Manager of the Month award under his belt, while his old side under Michael Laudrup were looking to build on their first win of the season at West Bromwich Albion two weeks ago.
Just 87 seconds had passed when Shelvey opened the scoring for his new club with a lot of good fortune along the way. First, his mishit volley broke kindly for him before he burst into the area and coolly finished after his initial effort came back off a sliding Martin Skrtel.
However two minutes later he went from hero to villain as his attempted back-pass was a gift for the in-form Sturridge, who latched onto the ball and finished first time past Michel Vorm for his fourth goal in as many games.
The Swansea 'keeper made a brilliant point-blank save from the England striker on 25 minutes but he could not stop the visitors from going in front 11 minutes later.
Another stray ball from Shelvey was intercepted by Moses who ran almost half the length of the pitch before stepping inside the central midfielder and driving the ball past the flat-footed Dutchman.
Shelvey was then booked early in the second half following an altercation with Lucas but he made amends on 64 minutes. He burst forward to flick Leon Britton’s lofted pass into the path of Michu, whose immediate shot was too hot to handle for Simon Mignolet.
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