April 02, 2016

STOKE, England (AP) Swansea took another step toward English Premier League safety by rallying from two goals down to draw at Stoke 2-2 on Saturday.

The Europe-chasing Potters looked set for a fifth win in seven games after Ibrahim Afellay headed in a fine cross from Marko Arnautovic early, and Bojan Krkic made it 2-0 shortly after the interval, advancing to the edge of the box and hitting a shot that Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski only got a hand to.

But Stoke goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard - replacing the injured Jack Butland - was then beaten twice on his league debut, by Gylfi Sigurdsson's strike and substitute Alberto Paloschi's deflected shot 11 minutes later.

Swansea was 15th and 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

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