Abraham’s double lifts Swans out of drop zone
TAMMY ABRAHAM delivered his first Premier League double as Swansea finally got off the mark at home. The on-loan Chelsea youngster turned 20 earlier this month and his third and fourth goals of the league campaign were a belated birthday present as Swansea climbed out of the relegation zone.
Abraham’s goals came either side of the break as the England Under-21 striker inflicted fresh agony on Huddersfield.
Swansea had suffered three opening home defeats for the first time in their history, so the three points will come as a huge relief to boss Paul Clement and his players.
It was also another grim reality check for David Wagner’s Huddersfield after their impressive start to life at the top. The Terriers have gone six games without a win and are now only a point above Swansea.
There was an intensity about Swansea’s early play which had been missing from recent games, although Leroy Fer paid for that by being booked after clattering into goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
Huddersfield, meanwhile, stirred to life midway through the first half when Elias Kachunga went close and Tom Ince ballooned Rajiv van La Parra’s cross over from six yards.
Swansea’s attacks had started to peter out but they were gifted the lead three minutes before the interval.
Lossl’s kick went straight to Tom Carroll and the midfielder squared a cross which Ayew stepped over and Abraham finished confidently.
Huddersfield sent on Aaron Mooy after the break, but the midfielder inadvertently helped Swansea double their lead within three minutes.
Mooy’s tackle on Narsingh played the ball into Ayew’s path and his chip was heading goalwards before Abraham applied the final touch from a yard out.