Wednesday 24 May 2017

Sigurdsson strike spoils Long's night

Swansea City 2 Southampton 1

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Photo: PA
Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Photo: PA
Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson. Photo: PA

A Shane Long goal wasn't enough for Southampton as Swansea recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Gylfi Sigurdsson struck the winning goal - a second winner in 10 days after his strike against Liverpool - to secure a valuable three points at the Liberty Stadium.

The home side had led through a deflected Alfie Mawson header seven minutes before the break, but were pegged back by Long's near-post effort just before the hour mark.

But up popped Sigurdsson with 20 minutes to go to score his seventh league goal of the season and boost the Welsh club's Premier League survival hopes. In an added boost for the Swans, they last night completely a cash-plus-player deal for Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew, with Wales defender Neil Taylor going in the opposite direction.

Irish Independent

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