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A late Marc Goodfellow equaliser saw Swansea secure a draw with Fulham in their first game at the Liberty Stadium.

Premiership Fulham opened the scoring on 51 minutes, midfielder Steed Malbranque’s attempted cross from the right sneaking over Willy Gueret.

Swansea brought on club legend Alan Curtis, 51, for the last 10 minutes of his testimonial match.

He watched admiringly as new winger Goodfellow went on a great run to beat Zat Knight, several other Fulham defenders and finish past Jaroslav Drobny four minutes from time.

It was just reward for the home team, with Goodfellow – a summer signing from Bristol City – having already struck the post, and Andy Robinson and Lee Trundle going close.

The result was greeted rapturously by the sell-out crowd of over 12,000.

The stadium’s capacity is 20,000, but it was limited for safety reasons in the first game at the venue.


SWANSEA CITY (4-4-2):¬†Gueret (Murphy 89), Ricketts (Anderson 87), Austin, O’Leary (Tudor-Jones 87), Tate, Martinez (Robinson 78), Britton (Curtis 81), Akinfenwa (Connor 45; Goodfellow 69, Trundle (Bond 89), Forbes (McLeod 69), Iriekpen.

GOAL: Goodfellow (86).

Fulham: Crossley (Drobny 45); Volz (Rosenior 45), Goma (Leacock 69), Rehman (Knight 45), N. Jensen (Timlin 69); Malbranque, Legwinski, C. Jensen, Elrich (Boa Morte 45); Radzinski, Helguson (John 45).

Ref: Mark Whitby.