- Swansea’ first win of season
- Abraham scores first PL goal
- Palace lose third-straight game
- Ayew adds second for Swans
Swansea City grabbed their first Premier League win of the season as Paul Clement‘s side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew doubled Swansea’s lead and despite pressure from Palace they held on rather comfortably for the win.
Swansea now have four points for the season, while Palace remain on zero.
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Early on Ayew had a good chance for Swansea but his diving header went just wide in a tentative start to the game in south London.
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From the resulting corner Alfie Mawson headed wide with the goal gaping but soon Swansea would take the lead.
Scott Dann had to be substituted and his replacement Martin Kelly was soon at fault as Leroy Fer‘s cross caught out the defender and Abraham’s instinctive finish made it 1-0. It was the Chelsea loanees first Premier League goal and Swansea’s first PL goal of the season.
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At the start of the second half Palace had a great chance but Kelly’s header was straight at Lukas Fabianski.
Palace, and Kelly, were soon caught out again as Abraham’s lay-off saw Kelly caught in possession with Kyle Naughton playing the ball through to Ayew who rounded Hennessey to make it 2-0.
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Townsend again went close but curled an effort wide late on as Frank de Boer’s tough start to life in the Premier League continues.