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Soccer-Swansea close to safety after vital win at Sunderland
May 13, 2017 / 4:11 PM / 6 months ago

Soccer-Swansea close to safety after vital win at Sunderland

* Swansea beat Sunderland 2-0 to put safety in sight

* Fernando Llorente put Swansea ahead with a ninth-minute header

* Kyle Naughton scored a stunning second on the stroke of halftime

* Sunderland were booed off at the end

* Swansea host West Brom next, Sunderland at Arsenal on Tuesday


May 13 (Reuters) - Swansea City moved to within sight of Premier League survival on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 victory against a lacklustre Sunderland side already doomed to relegation.

With third-from-bottom Hull City in action 24 hours later 17th-placed Swansea moved four points clear of their rivals with goals by Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton.

Spaniard Llorente headed Swansea in front after nine minutes from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s inch-perfect delivery.

Full back Naughton then hammered a stunning angled drive past Jordan Pickford on the stroke of halftime.

Bottom club Sunderland’s resistance was feeble throughout and they proved accommodating hosts as Paul Clement’s Swansea picked up a third win in their last four matches.

Swansea will be safe if Hull lose to Crystal Palace on Sunday. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)

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