Swansea beat Sunderland 3-0 in relegation clash
SWANSEA: A Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty and a brace from Fernando Llorente gave Swansea City a 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Sunderland in the Premier League yesterday, relieving the pressure on manager Bob Bradley.
Sigurdsson struck from the penalty spot in the 50th minute after a handball by Jason Denayer and he turned provider four minutes later, sliding a low corner into the box which Spaniard Llorente steered past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Llorente wrapped up the three points in the 80th minute when he headed in Jefferson Montero’s cross following an interception by the excellent Leon Britton, who was making his first appearance since the start of November. The win was Swansea’s second under American Bradley, the favourite with British bookmakers to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, and made it back-to-back victories at the Liberty Stadium for his team. — Reuters
SWANSEA: Swansea City’s Jay Fulton, right, and Sunderland’s Didier Ndong in action during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Sunderland at the Liberty stadium in Swansea Wales, yesterday. — AP