Ghana captain Andre Ayew maintained Swansea’s unbeaten away record as they came from behind to gain a point at Brentford.
Championship leading scorer Ivan Toney netted from close range for his 10th goal of the season to give Brentford a first-half lead. But Ayew struck from six yards with 14 minutes remaining to earn a point for Steve Cooper’s side in an entertaining game.
Swansea are unbeaten in five while Brentford have not lost in three games.
Thomas Frank’s side had beaten Swansea 3-2 on aggregate in last season’s play-off semi-finals. Both legs had been fiery affairs but Swans boss Cooper insisted that would have no bearing on the game at Brentford’s new Community Stadium home. The Bees, after a mixed start to the season, had an impressive 3-0 win at Luton last Saturday while two home wins in a week had seen Swansea move into second spot.