International Soccer - England

Liverpool, Swansea play to thrilling draw at Liberty Stadium

Swansea, Wales (Sports Network) - Liverpool climbed back to the top of the Premier League table on Monday after battling to a thrilling 2-2 draw with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

The hosts got off to a quick start in the second minute after former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey intercepted a poor clearance and charged toward the end line. His first shot was blocked, but on the second bite of the cherry he pounded it into the top left corner past Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his first goal of the campaign.

But almost just as quickly, it was an error by Shelvey that led to a Liverpool equalizer just two minutes later when he sent an errant back pass toward goal that was intercepted by Daniel Sturridge, who slammed it home first time for his fourth goal in as many games.

Liverpool grabbed the lead in the 36th minute when a long clearance by Shelvey was cut out by Victor Moses, who came flying down the left flank, cut to the middle and beat Swans 'keeper Michel Vorm for his first goal in a Reds kit.

But the hosts equalized in the 63rd minute with Shelvey involved again as he flicked a header in the box into the path of Michu, who tapped it past Mignolet.

Swansea seized control of the game for the final 25-plus minutes, playing almost exclusively in the Liverpool half and generating several quality scoring chances. But Michael Laudrup's side couldn't find a winner as the sides settled for a point apiece.

Liverpool moves back to the top of the league on 10 points, while Swansea pulls itself out of the bottom three with four points.

09/16 17:33:45 ET

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