April 7, 2018 / 4:15 PM / 14 days ago

Soccer-Swansea's Abraham denies Albion's Moore a winning start

* West Bromwich Albion drew 1-1 with Swansea City in first game in charge for caretaker manager Darren Moore

* Winger Matt Phillips recalled for Jonny Evans in only change for Albion

* Swansea’s Andre Ayew missed best chance of first half with wayward shot

* Swansea remain just above relegation zone in 15th place

* Jay Rodriguez scored opener from two yards on 54 minutes

* Abraham equalised with fifth league goal of season

* West Brom at Manchester United next; Swansea home to Everton WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 SWANSEA CITY 1

April 7 (Reuters) - Tammy Abraham scored his first goal in 18 Premier League games to secure Swansea City a 1-1 draw at basement side West Bromwich Albion just when Baggies caretaker manager Darren Moore scented victory at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

In a sign of attacking intent, Moore chose to bring in winger Matt Phillips as he sought to halt a dispiriting run of nine successive defeats in all competitions.

After a poor first half, Albion took the lead when Jay Rodriguez bundled home a tap-in from two yards for his sixth league goal of the season on 54 minutes.

Swansea could ill afford to lose against such limited opposition and, after Andre Ayew missed an easy first-half chance by shooting wide, they grabbed a 75th-minute equaliser when Abraham rose to meet a cross from Sam Clucas.

The point leaves the Welsh side 15th just above the relegation zone. (Reporting by Neil Robinson Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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