Late goal denies Arsenal a victory in FA Cup

Jan 07, 2013, 09:53 IST | AFP

Danny Graham poached an 87th-minute equaliser to earn Swansea City a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal in an FA Cup third-round tie that finished with a rapid exchange of goals at the Liberty Stadium yesterday

Arsenal had fought back from behind to lead through a quick-fire pair of goals from Lukas Podolski and Kieran Gibbs in the last 10 minutes, only for Graham to pounce at the death to take a gripping tie to a replay.

Swansea City’s Michu. Pic/AFP

Swansea had led through a 58th-minute effort by Michu but appeared to be heading out until Graham found the roof of the net with three minutes to play. Michu began on the bench for Swansea, with an eye on the League Cup semi-final against Chelsea, while Arsenal made three changes and deployed Olivier Giroud as a lone striker.

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