Flashback: Last visit to the Liberty


Fletcher debut double earns point in South Wales.

Steven Fletcher scored twice on his Sunderland debut as the Black Cats drew 2-2 with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

Fletcher twice gave the visitors the lead either side of strikes from Wayne Routledge and Michu for the Swans.

The hosts survived a late push for a winner from Sunderland as they were reduced to ten men when Chico was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Saha.

Sunderland were ahead five minutes before the break as Ashley Williams miscued his attempted back-pass, and Fletcher picked the ball up before neatly slotting past Michael Vorm.

Swansea were level on the stroke of half-time as Michu fed Nathan Dyer on the edge of the area and he flicked the ball into Routledge's path, who drove the ball home.

Neil Taylor picked up a severe injury following the goal and, as a result, there were six minutes of added time at the end of the first-half.

In the final minute of the additional time, the Black Cats went ahead with Fletcher grabbing his second of the afternoon; Vorm allowed Sebastian Larsson's cross to reach the far post, where the Scottish international forced himself in front of Chico to tap in from two yards.

Michu levelled just after the hour mark when he rose to dispatch Jonathan de Guzman's cross into the bottom corner for his fourth goal of the season.

Chico was then given a straight red after clipping Louis Saha's ear with his boot as the Sunderland substitute flicked the ball down the left touchline.

The French striker almost snatched a late winner when Saha's drive was well blocked by substitute Alan Tate.

Mignolet, O'Shea, Cuellar, Cattermole (Meyler, 38), Larsson, Gardner, Colback, Johnson, McClean, Sessegnon (Campbell, 84), Fletcher (Saha, 67)

Subs not used: Westwood, Kilgallon, Bramble, Ji Dong-Won.