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Llorente scores Swans' winner in stunning 5-4 victory

Substitute Fernando Llorente scored twice in stoppage time to hand Swansea a sensational 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace.

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Palace - who had earlier led through Wilfried Zaha's 19th minute lead goal - were 3-1 down when James Tomkins, an own goal from Jack Cork and Christian Benteke turned the game on its head.

But Swansea, who had seen Leroy Fer add a second-half double to Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick, claimed a first Premier League win since the opening day of the season, when Llorente twice finished from close range.

The win is a first for boss Bob Bradley since he became manager in October.


Neil Taylor: 'Exciting' Bob Bradley can turn Swansea around

Neil Taylor expects Swansea to be rejuvenated by the "exciting" Bob Bradley as the American prepares for his Premier League bow at Arsenal.

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Bradley succeeded Francesco Guidolin as Swansea boss last week with the club only outside the relegation places on goal difference.

The Premier League's first American manager could not have asked for a tougher baptism on Saturday with Arsenal having won seven of their last eight games in all competitions.

Taylor has had to wait to meet Bradley as he has been away on international duty with Wales, but the left-back admits positive reports have been reaching him from the Swansea training ground.

He strives to get the best out of players is the word coming out, and the lads have said training has been really good. He looks a really exciting manager. He looks up for it and backs his ability as a manager."

"Hopefully from here onwards we can pick up results because that is what matters in the Premier League. He looks very motivated and that is great for the players. We can feed off him and we need to use that to pick up results, that is obvious now."

– Neil Taylor, Wales International

Swansea City part company with Francesco Guidolin

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Swansea City have confirmed that they have parted company with manager Francesco Guidolin.

Former United States national team coach Bob Bradley has been named as his replacement - Swansea City's fourth manager in the space of a year.

Former Udinese boss Guidolin joined Swansea in January as head coach and was given a two-year contract in May.

Ryan Giggs and Gianfranco Zola were among those to have been linked with the Swansea job.

Bradley has been working at French club Le Havre in Ligue 2.

Swansea's only wins this season were at Burnley on the opening day of the Premier League season and against Peterborough in the EFL Cup.

Manchester City and Liverpool have beaten the Swans in successive weeks and they travel to Arsenal on October 15, following the international break.

We are looking at a long-term appointment and we are confident Bob can settle us down and stabilise matters on and off the pitch.

– Huw Jenkins, Swansea City chairman
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