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Dublin: 5°C Monday 19 April 2021

Sunderland held to yet another draw by stubborn Swans

That’s five ties from six for Gus Poyet’s side.

Angel Rangel and Adam Johnson.
Angel Rangel and Adam Johnson.
Image: Stu Forster

SUNDERLAND WERE HELD to a fifth draw in six Premier League matches as they played out a goalless affair with Swansea City this afternoon.

Gus Poyet’s men are yet to register a victory in the English top flight this season, but looked the more likely to score during a first half of few chances at the Stadium of Light.

Swansea struggled to find their rhythm and had to wait until the second period for their first shot on target — Gylfi Sigurdsson comfortably denied by Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

Connor Wickham headed over from a presentable position in the 74th minute, while Swansea saw Angel Rangel sent off for a second bookable offence before time was up.

Substitute Steven Fletcher nodded just wide of the left-hand post shortly after the visitors were reduced to 10 men, but the scoreline remained goalless.

Sunderland now have five points from their opening six fixtures, while Swansea have 10 after halting their run of back-to-back league defeats.

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