Premier League wrap: Everton, Swansea, West Ham win, Stoke held by Brighton
Swansea City edged further away from the Premier League relegation zone as Ki Sung-yueng scored a late goal to beat Burnley 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Swansea enjoyed more than two-thirds of possession but both teams struggled to create clear-cut opportunities in the first half.
It changed after the interval when visitors Burnley threatened to score with a stinging half-volley from winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson but he was denied with a stunning fingertip save by Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal introduced January signing Andre Ayew to boost to the attacking line and was rewarded with a string of chances before Ki’s drilled effort from the edge of the area clinched victory with less than 10 minutes left.
The victory moved Swansea up to 15th in the table, two points clear of the bottom three, and extended their unbeaten run to five matches.
West Ham win
West Ham overcame Watford 2-0 in a game with plenty of chances at the London Stadium on Saturday, putting the Hammers level on points with their opponents in the middle of the Premier League table.
The home side’s Mexican striker Javier Hernandez broke the deadlock in the 38th minute, heading in at the far post after …read more