- 9 point cushion for Swans
- No win in 9 for Canaries
- Sigurdsson wins it with cool finish
Swansea City beat Norwich City 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to make it two wins in a week and ease their relegation fears.
The only goal of the game came from Gylfi Sigurdsson in a nervy encounter in South Wales. Norwich went close on multiple occasions but couldn’t equalize as they’re now eight games without a win.
With the win Swansea move on to 33 points and sit in 16th place, while Norwich remain on 24 points and is in 18th place.
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A tense encounter played out in the early stages with both relegation battlers unwilling to take the game to the other.
Swansea did force the issue a little more by Andre Ayew headed harmlessly wide and at the other end Nathan Redmond had a shot on target, the only one of the first half.
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With an hour on the clock the first goal of the game arrived as Sigurdsson was found inside the box by substitute Leroy Fer with a sublime pass and the Icelandic international coolly slotted home. 1-0 to the Swans.
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Redmond clipped the post in the 89th minute after a shocking clearance from Wayne Routledge and Bamford went close, but the Swans held on for a vital three points with their manager Francesco Guidolin still not on the sidelines after suffering a chest infection.