Week 13: Swansea leave it late to edge out Crystal Palace, Chelsea come from behind to beat Spurs

It was raining goals in South Wales as Bob Bradley got off the mark as Swansea manager, thanks to Fernando Llorente’s two late goals in a 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace.

The Eagles went in front on 19 minutes when Wilfried Zaha hit a low drive past Lukas Fabianski from close range, but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s brilliant free kick pulled the Welsh side level on 36 minutes.

Fernando Llorente's two late goals saw Swansea edge out fellow struggers Crystal Palace image: skysports.com

Fernando Llorente’s two late goals saw Swansea edge out fellow strugglers Crystal Palace
image: skysports.com

Leroy Fer capitalised on Yohan Cabaye’s poor clearance to pounce from close range to put the Swans in front on 66 minutes and the Dutch midfielder grabbed his second two minutes later as he turned in from a Sigurdsson free kick to go 3-1 up.

James Tomkins poked home from a corner kick for 3-2 on 75 minutes and Crystal Palace were back level when Jack Cork headed Zaha’s cross into his own net nine minutes later, before a Christian Benteke shot went in off the post to put Palace 4-3 up with six minutes remaining.

Substitute Fernando Llorente turned in Sigurdsson’s low drive in injury time and in the 93rd minute, Llorente poked home into the far corner for his second of the game and hand Swansea just their second win of the season to move off the bottom of the Premier League.

To the other end of the table and Chelsea remain top of the Premier League as Antonio Conte’s side had to come from behind to beat London rivals Tottenham 2-1 for a seventh consecutive victory.

Christian Eriksen gave Tottenham a deserving lead on 11 minutes with a superb strike from 25 yards but Pedro pulled the home side back level just before half-time with a spectacular right-footed curling effort.

Tottenham were punished for poor defending just six minutes into the second half as an unmarked Victor Moses picked up on a loose ball from inside the box with his strike hitting Jan Vertonghen on its way into the Tottenham goal.

Liverpool remain just one point off leaders Chelsea but Jurgen Klopp’s side were made to work for their three points as they edged out Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield.

Divock Origi finally broke the deadlock on 75 minutes with an angled strike into the far bottom corner and James Milner made sure of a Liverpool victory with an injury time penalty after Didier N’Dong wiped out Saido Mane inside the box.

Man City also kept the pressure on the top two as they also had to fight for their victory with Pep Gaurdiola’s side fighting from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win at Burnley.

Dean Marney’s long-range volley bounced past Claudio Bravo gave the Clarets a shock lead on 14 minutes but Sergio Aguero grabbed an equalsier on 37 minutes as he scrambled home from a corner kick.

Aguero grabbed his second of the game and tenth Premier League goal of the season to seal all three points for Man City by turning in Fernandinho’s pass after a comedy of errors from Burnley’s defence on the hour mark.

Arsenal kept in touch with the top three as Alexis Sanchez’s brace helped Arsene Wenger’s side back to winning ways in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

Sanchez capitalised on a Steve Cook error to give the Gunners a 11th minute lead but the Cherries did grab an equaliser 11 minutes later courtesy of Callum Wilson’s penalty.

Theo Walcott headed home Nacho Monreal’s cross to put Arsenal back in front seven minutes into the second half, while Chilean winger Sanchez made sure of all three points in injury time with a tap in from Olivier Giroud’s pull back.

Elsewhere, Islam Slimani’s injury time penalty saw Leicester snatch a point from Middlesbrough in a 2-2 draw, while West Ham held Man United to a 1-1 draw to leave Jose Mourinho’s still searching for a first home league victory since September.

Theo Walcott heads in Arsenal's second goal in their first win in three league games image: skysports.com

Theo Walcott heads in Arsenal’s second goal in their first win in three league games
image: skysports.com

Saturday 26 Nov

Burnley 1-2 Man City (Marney 14 | Aguero 37, 60)
Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace (Sigurdsson 36, Fer 66, 68, Llorente 90, 90 | Zaha 19, Tomkins 75, Cork o/g 82, C Benteke 84)
Hull 1-1 West Brom (Dawson 72 | McAuley 34)
Leicester 2-2 Middlebrough (Mahrez pen 34, Slimani pen 90 | Negredo 13, 72)
Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland (Origi 75, Milner 90)
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham (Pedro 45, Moses 51 | Eriksen 11)

Sunday 27 Nov

Watford 0-1 Stoke (Britos s/o 90 | Gomes o/g 29)
Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth (Sanchez 12, 90, Walcott 53 | C Wilson pen 23)
Man United 1-1 West Ham (Ibrahimovic 21 | Sakho 2)
Southampton 1-0 Everton (Austin 1)

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