Honours even as Southampton hold Swansea

Typically, the hosts dominated possession from kick-off, but Southampton midfielder Jack Cork was the first player to seriously threaten with a shot from distance that called Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm into action for the first time.

updated: April 20, 2013 23:11 IST
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Swansea: In a week that saw their fierce rivals Cardiff City win promotion to the Premier League, Swansea City were reminded of the security of their own top-flight status in a 0-0 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday.

The point left Michael Laudrup's side in ninth place in the table and with 12th-place Southampton also apparently assured of survival, the game at the Liberty Stadium merely emphasised that both sides have already achieved their objectives for the season.

There was an early piece of good news for the home side, who were able to include Wales international left-back Neil Taylor on the substitutes' bench for the first time since he broke his ankle in September.

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