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Wilfried Bony comes off bench to earn point for 10-man Swansea at QPR

London’s firework reserves were not exhausted in the New Year celebrations. Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony each launched rockets into the Loftus Road net for their teams as the points were shared in an incendiary Premier League match in which tempers occasionally exploded.

The Swansea City manager, Garry Monk, struggled to keep a lid on his fury, believing, with strong justification, that his team were on the wrong end of two critical decisions that could have altered the outcome of the contest. First the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper, Rob Green, escaped unpunished after handling the ball outside his area in the sixth minute to prevent Wayne Routledge from running around him and then, in the closing minutes, Routledge was sent off after reacting angrily to a dangerous late tackle on him by Karl Henry. “There was no justice whatsoever in that decision, he didn’t kick out at all,” fumed Monk. “He’s gone from [receiving] a leg-breaker to being sent off. It doesn’t make sense.”

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