Swansea City 3-2 Burnley: Llorente outduels Gray

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  • Llorente scores in 12′, stoppage
  • Gray bags brace
  • Olsson scores
  • Fernando Llorente completed his brace during stoppage time, blowing kisses to the crowd as manager Paul Clement raced down the touch line to celebrate Swansea’s dramatic 3-2 win over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

    Andre Gray scored a pair for Burnley in defeat, and Martin Olsson scored Swansea’s other goal.

    Swans are now five points clear of the drop zone, four points back of 12th place Burnley.

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    Whatever adjustment Llorente needed to make to life in the Premier League is complete, as Swans’ expensive No. 9 headed Leroy Fer‘s cross home in the 12th minute.

    Burnley tried a quick answer through Jeff Hendricks, but Lukasz Fabianski didn’t have too much trouble getting low to corral it.

    The Clarets had their chance to go level via a wrongly-awarded penalty. The ball struck Sam Vokes‘ arm, but Lee Mason thought it was a Swans’ arm. Gray took it well to make it 1-1.

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    Gray gave Burnley a lead when Vokes knocked down a long ball. Gray turned the flick toward goal and ripped a left-footer beyond Fabianski.

    But Olsson was on the scene to tie it up within seven minutes of play, bodying off a defender to tear into a left-footer of his own.

    Llorente and Swansea would not be denied, as the striker rose high to hammer a header home in stoppage time.