Swansea improve survival hopes with Premier League win over Stoke

They must now welcome a Stoke side that re-established its credibility with a 3-1 win last weekend, a victory that brought to an end a run of four straight losses and five winless games.

After Fernando Llorente had put Swansea ahead early on, Arnautovic fired over from the spot in the 69th minute, with Tom Carroll's deflected long-range strike wrapping up the points 60 seconds later.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes bemoaned Marko Arnautovic's missed second-half penalty as the turning point.

A victory for Hull City meant that Clement's side remained in the relegation zone, however, two points from safety with four games of their season remaining.

All in all I think this is going to be a tight match but I think the extra support that the home crowd will get the team will get the job done.

"In key areas of the field we lacked that, you've obviously got to be able to retain the ball in the opposition half and create chances".


"That figure would not have been mentioned if we had won at Watford, or played differently".

"I understood at halftime it was 0-0 at Hull and they were down to 10 men". If us and Hull win all our remaining five games - which is a big task - there is nothing we can do.

"We have to concentrate on our jobs". "I thought it was a must-win game and it was absolutely right".

Borja Baston, Swansea's record signing, has struggled to find his feet in the Premier League this season, although has improved his form in recent games as the Swans start to scrap for points. "Hull are in the driving seat but we will chase them down until the last moment".

"We made it hard for ourselves. If we win our games at the Liberty then that could be enough to push us over the line". "Hopefully it give us that impetus to go on and finish really strongly". At 1-0 for the most part we were fine but definitely the game has transformed on overlooking the penalty - if we're able to return on terms, who knows? "He said after the game he didn't feel at his best, and that's obviously had an impact on the way he played".


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