Swansea salvages point against Sunderland with 1-1 draw in Premier League


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SWANSEA, Wales — Ki Sung-yueng marked his return from the Asian Cup by salvaging Swansea a point in a 1-1 draw against his old club Sunderland on Saturday in the Premier League.

The South Korean struck with a diving header in the 66th minute at the Liberty Stadium after having an earlier effort disallowed.

Jermain Defoe's impressive finish in the 42nd had threatened to give Sunderland all three points against mid-table Swansea.

Defoe slipped outside Federico Fernandez and unleashed a 20-meter shot past the helpless Lukasz Fabianski for his second goal in as many league games.

Sunderland has 24 points from 24 games.

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