Swansea City saw its playoff hopes further dented as they were led to a dramatic 4-4 draw by fighting Hull City at the KCOM stadium.
A sloppy start saw visitors fall behind through Leonardo da Silva Lopes’ early opening, before Wayne Routledge responded by touching 14 minutes at home.
The hull resumes command immediately after the stoppage when Marcus Maddison shoots home after jumping on a free ball in the area to shoot Freddie Woodman, only for Kyle Naughton who manages to punch a tie from a corner by Matt Grimes.
A dramatic race returned to Hull’s favor when Mallik Wilks restored the lead after hitting his rebounded header.
But again, Swansea reacts, with Jordon Garrick marking his return to the side after a four-month layoff with a well-taken effort closely.
Swansea had the wind in the sails and appeared to have scored three incredible points when fellow substitute Rhian Brewster struck late.
But there was still time for a late twist as substitute Tom Eaves traveled late to save a point.
The result does little for Swansea’s play-off ambitions, with City now five points adrift of the top six, although there were certainly some positive aspects to hold on to.
Swansea entered this competition failing to record a win in their last four games, a race that culminated in a Steve Cooper team whistled off the pitch after failing to attempt to score a single shot on goal in the 0- draw 0 with Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday evening.
Cooper responded by making four changes to that part, with Joe Rodon losing due to a slight knock.
The hull, devastated by an accident crisis, entered this clash in the wake of a sorry race, not having won in the last seven outings in all competitions.
However, they started by far the brightest here, with Wilks hitting an early warning shot, heading slightly over the bar within the first five minutes.
It was a warning that a lazy Swansea did not listen and the hosts took the lead two minutes later.
A cross mocked by Callum Elder on the left escaped Wilks’s head, but fell gently on an unmarked da Silva, who punched at home.
The hull deserved their advantage, but that strike seemed to wake visitors, who reacted just seven minutes later.
An adorable move to the edge of the area allowed Conor Gallagher to jump into the box, before hitting a low cross that eventually found Routledge, who was able to hit home with the simplest finishes up close .
Andre Ayew made a broad effort a few moments later while Swansea tried to take advantage of their new momentum.
Hull goalkeeper George Long had to be careful to keep Gallagher’s stinging effort at a distance, before shooting Bersant Celina’s free-kick on the post 15 minutes before half-time.
The odds kept coming, with Gallagher closing a header, before Naughton saw an angled effort deflected into the lateral net.
Swansea seemed to be the most likely to take the next target, but was once again disappointed in a comic defense.
A powerful pass in the middle allowed Maddison to kick away, with a deflection that left the ball suspended in the air for what seemed like an eternity, waving a crowd of players before falling forward, which threw itself against the house.
However, once again Swansea reacted, in probably unlikely circumstances.
The Swans have not scored from a corner since 11 December, but have scored that record with a well-taken routine.
Grimes hurried to find a running Naughton, who he stroked confidently at home.
But the tie would only last seven minutes.
A cross mocked by Daniel Batty on the right was greeted by the head of Wilks, who broke the rebound after the blockade of Jay Fulton who entered the net in the 62nd minute.
Cooper must have been bruised, throwing Yan Dhanda, Brewster and Garrick in an attempt to pick up another answer.
And it was the latter who popped up with a third goal 13 minutes from the end, touching home a superb low cross from Ayew to mark his return to goal with a goal.
It was a big positive on an eventful night, and Swansea’s spirit and bowels seemed to have gotten a sensational victory when Brewster scored a quarter after being annoyed by Gallagher inside the box.
But Hull should have said the final word about this game as Eaves drove home with a low cross in six minutes of extra time.
Hull City: Long; by Silva Lopes, McKenzie, McLoughlin, Pennington, Elder; Maddison, Batty (Honeyman 66), Irvine (c), Wilks (Eaves 82); Magennis
subtitles: Ingram, Stewart, Kingsley, Lewis-Potter
targets: da Silva 7, Maddison 51, Wilks 61, Eaves 90 + 5
City of Swansea: Woodman; Naughton, Guehi, Wilmot, Bidwell; Grimes (c), Fulton (Dhanda 64); Gallagher; Routledge (Brewster 64), Celina (Garrick 71); Ayew
subtitles: Mulder, Roberts, Cabango, Dyer
targets: Routledge 14, Naughton 55, Garrick 77, Brewster 89
Yellow paper: Wilmot 36