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Swans manager Monk hopes Gomis will provide competition for star striker Bony

Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Swansea manager Garry Monk says he hopes striker Bafetimbi Gomis will provide competition for their top scorer Wilfried Bony.

Gomis scored twice during the Swans' 6-2 victory over League Two side Tranmere in the third round of the FA Cup yesterday. The French international will stand in as Swansea's first-choice striker while Bony is away at the African Nations Cup.

Monk says he's keen to keep his squad together and hopes to add to the 'quality' he has during the transfer window.

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FT: Tranmere 2-6 Swansea

Modou Barrow celebrates his goal against Tranmere Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea City romped to victory over Tranmere in the third round of the FA Cup. Goals from Nathan Dyer, Tom Carroll, Modou Barrow, Wayne Routledge and a brace for Bafetimbi Gomis sealed the win for the visitors. It could've been a hat-trick from Gomis but a volley from inside the box in the 81st minute was ruled offside. Final score Tranmere 2-6 Swansea.

Swansea City's Nathan Dyer battles for the ball with Tranmere Rovers' Janoi Donacien and Marc Laird Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire


HT: Tranmere 0-1 Swansea

Swansea are away to Tranmere in the third round of the FA Cup. Nathan Dyer's strike after 33 minutes put the Swans in the lead at half time. Tranmere 0-1 Swansea (HT).


Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey charged with violent conduct

The Football Association has charged Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey with violent conduct, following an incident in his side’s fixture with Liverpool.

Jonjo Shelvey Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

The incident, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, occurred during the fixture between the two sides at Anfield on Monday

Shelvey has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond.

Full time: Swansea City 1 - 0 Aston Villa

A first-half free kick from Glyfi Sigurdsson was enough to see Swansea City past Aston Villa in the Premier League on Boxing Day at the Liberty Stadium.

The Icelandic midfielder curled in from the left corner of the box after 13 minutes, before the hosts suffered an injury blow when Jefferson Montero limped off.

Wilfried Bony kept the visitors' defence busy on his return to Swansea's starting line-up. Credit: PA

Garry Monk's side seemed to be reasonably comfortable throughout most of the second half, but Villa applied late pressure.

Lukasz Fabianski was forced to make several late saves to hold on to the points, including a superb one-handed stop from Christian Benteke's header.

Half-time: Swansea City 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Swansea City lead 1-0 against Aston Villa at half-time in their Premier League clash.

Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson got the hosts' goal, curling a free kick into the top corner after 13 minutes.

Winger Jefferson Montero later hobbled off with an injury, to be replaced by Wayne Routledge.

Swansea celebrated an early goal in driving rain at the Liberty Stadium. Credit: PA
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