Tuesday 19 September 2017

Swansea stop rot

Swansea 2
Wigan 1

Andrew Gwilym

Swansea ended a run of five Premier League games without a win as two goals in three second-half minutes saw them past Wigan at a relieved Liberty Stadium.

Record signing Pablo Hernandez grabbed his first goal for the club in the 65th minute and Michu's sixth of the campaign quickly doubled their advantage. Emmerson Boyce pulled one back almost immediately for Wigan, but Arouna Kone had an equaliser ruled out for offside as their own winless run extended to six games.

The pre-match focus was on the fact neither side wore the anti-racism Kick It Out T-shirts during the warm-ups, understood to be a gesture of solidarity from the respective squads towards players who did not wish to wear them. But it could not hide how important a game this was for both sides, particularly for the hosts, who had been stung by reports of unrest over boss Michael Laudrup's methods.

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