Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By Matt Free­man

RICHARLI­SON struck a late, late win­ner to hand Wat­ford a first league win at Swansea since 1983.

Luther Blis­sett and John Barnes were the scor­ers when Wat­ford last won on Swansea soil.

But An­dre Gray and Brazil­ian Richarli­son were the Hor­nets’ he­roes af­ter sub­sti­tute Tammy Abra­ham ap­peared to have given Swansea a share of the spoils.

Abra­ham fin­ished from close range af­ter 56 min­utes to can­cel out Gray’s first Wat­ford goal but Richarli­son brushed aside Al­fie Maw­son’s timid chal­lenge in the fi­nal minute to fin­ish off the un­der­side of the bar.

Paul Cle­ment blamed him­self for Swansea’s third straight Premier League home de­feat.

He said: “We played poorly in the first half and I have to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for that be­cause I chose the shape of the team.

“I chose the line-up and it proved to be in­cor­rect and I think I did the right thing to make the changes at half-time in terms of the shape and per­son­nel.

“We took the ini­tia­tive, had a lot more con­trol of the game and got back in it.

“There looked like there was only one team who would go on and win it at that point.

“But in that po­si­tion you must make sure you do not lose the game and when I look back at their two goals they are gifts.”

Cle­ment had praised his play­ers fol­low­ing their goal­less draw against Tot­ten­ham at Wem­b­ley last week­end.

But he crit­i­cised them for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive home game af­ter Richarli­son pun­ished Maw­son’s weak chal­lenge with a com­posed fin­ish off the bar.

Cle­ment claimed Swansea had ‘only played for 40 min­utes’ and said: “I am very dis­ap­pointed for the sup­port­ers, they have come here to see their side play three times at home and we have lost ev­ery game.

“On re­flec­tion that was a 95-minute game but we only played for 40 min­utes. That is not good enough.

“It is sup­posed to be eas­ier at home but for some rea­son at the mo­ment it is not.

“We played re­ally well here at the end of last sea­son.

“The crowd were dis­ap­pointed with the first-half per­for­mance and I can un­der­stand that, I felt the same.”

Wat­ford boss Marco Silva was de­lighted his side had quickly put last week­end’s 6-0 home de­feat to Manch­ester City be­hind them.

“It was a tough af­ter­noon last week, but it’s in the past,” he said.

“Our team showed that they had for­got­ten what hap­pened last Satur­day, which was very im­por­tant.

“We wanted three points and we have our third win away in the Premier League, which is very dif­fi­cult for a team like Wat­ford.

“We started the game with some re­ally nice foot­ball, we scored a goal and con­trolled the match.

“But we needed to be­lieve we could score the sec­ond to kill the game.

“If we’d have scored a sec­ond ear­lier we could have been a bit more con­fi­dent.”

Swansea had not man­aged an on-tar­get at­tempt in three of their five league games and had not scored at the Lib­erty Sta­dium this sea­son.

Richarli­son’s sucker-punch meant a wor­ry­ing third straight home de­feat for Cle­ment’s men.

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