Swansea win away at Fulham

Swansea City have beaten Fulham 2-1, thanks to goals from Danny Graham and Jonathan de Guzman.

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Laudrup: 'Great win' at Fulham

Michael Laudrup has praised Swansea City's resilience in grinding out a 2-1 win at Fulham yesterday.

His side were without top scorer Michu, and the man to chosen to lead the line in his place - Danny Graham - got the first goal.

Laudrup said: 'it was so important for him to score that goal', and that he would sit down with Graham in January to discuss his future. Graham hasn't had much game time this season.

You can't always win playing well with the ball. That's what I talked about when I arrived some months ago, that sometimes you have to use a Plan B or Plan C. Because, if you always want to do the same thing, if that's not working, do we just stop playing our game or go home or what? I think it was a great win and once more showed that our team has character.

– Michael Laudrup, Swansea City Manager

Full-time: Fulham 1 Swansea 2

Swansea City have beaten Fulham 2-1 in the Premier League, thanks to goals from Danny Graham and Jonathan de Guzman. Bryan Ruiz pulled one back for the hosts at Craven Cottage, but Swansea held on comfortably.

Swansea managed to keep Fulham dangerman Dimitar Berbatov quiet Credit: PA Wire / PA Wire / Press Association Images

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Swansea face Fulham challenge

Swansea City are looking for their first win in four league games, when they face Fulham this afternoon. The home side have also not won in three, and are four points behind Michael Laudrup's men in mid-table.

The ITV Sport website has full coverage of the action.

Nathan Dyer starts up front alongside Wayne Routledge and Danny Graham Credit: Nick Potts / PA Wire / Press Association Images
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Swans head to Fulham without top scorer Michu

Michu, center, is helped from the pitch during Swansea's Boxing Day clash against Reading Credit: Tom Hevezi / PA

The Swans head for Fulham later on the back of two contrasting drawn games - a very creditable point against Manchester United followed by a goalless stalemate at Reading, a match they were disappointed not to win.

On paper they might be many people's favourites to beat the Cottagers, who have been consistently inconsistent this season.

But Michael Laudrup's men must cope without the injured Michu, and losing a top scorer who's already managed 13 Premier League goals this season could cause problems. In the circumstances, a third draw in succession would seem a decent result.

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