Visiting Swansea thought they had claimed the lead as early as the fifth minute, but Michu's strike was chalked off for a foul that had been committed earlier in the move.
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The deadlock was eventually broken 10 minutes before the break courtesy of Swansea's leading goalscorer. Jonathan de Guzman was the creator, flicking the ball into Michu's path, who in turn sent the ball into the roof of the net from close range.
However, Robert Snodgrass ensured that the teams went into half time level at one goal apiece when he scored in the 40th minute. Swansea goalkeeper Vorm attempted to collect a cross, but he misjudged the flight of the ball and Snodgrass capitalised to level up proceedings.