Swansea held on to earn a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield despite playing 79 minutes with 10 men following Jordan Ayew’s red card.
The Swans rode their luck at times but deserved to take something from the game following a dogged defensive display at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield were clearly frustrated at the final whistle, having had the 80% possession and the majority of the chances. However, the point apiece may prove vital for both teams in their battle against relegation.
After a relatively quiet opening, the game sparked into life after 11 minutes courtesy of a crunching collision between Ayew and Jonathan Hogg.
Replays showed Ayew caught Hogg with his studs high up on the midfielder’s left leg, with referee Michael Oliver showing the former Aston Villa forward a straight red card.
Huddersfield, boosted by that dismissal, then dominated possession without creating many clear-cut chances. Rajiv van La Parra had a shot and header off target before playing in Alex Pritchard whose effort also failed to trouble Lukasz Fabianski.
Huddersfield’s best chance of the first half fell to Steve Mounie but his header from Aaron Mooy’s cross went just over the angle of post and bar.
Hogg had the first effort of the second period, with his first-time drive fizzing just wide of the post.
Mounie then had a glorious opportunity to open the scoring but his volley from inside the area was superbly tipped on to the bar by Fabianski.
The Terriers poured men forward in search of an elusive goal, but the Swans defended deep and in number to frustrate David Wagner’s men.
Huddersfield’s day was perhaps summed up in the final minute of normal time when Tom Ince’s looping header cannoned off the post and away to safety.