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Third Month | Three Wins – Fulham 0 Swansea 3

Many believe 36 points will be enough to stay up this season. So having surpassed that figure with a victory over Man City, the pressure had been lifted off Swansea somewhat. I would say they can now freely express themselves, but that is what they have done throughout the season. Fulham are a force to be reckoned with at Craven Cottage and Swansea were on a high; with both teams playing free-flowing football this was shaping up to be a mouth-watering fixture.

Free Flowing Football

For the first twenty minutes it was pretty much end-to-end stuff,  with both teams creating good chances. Within sixty seconds, Rangel threaded a lovely through ball for Graham up the inside right channel and Graham shot from an acute angle into Schwarzer’s arms. While at the other end, just a couple of minutes later, Dempsey saw his shot tipped over the bar by Vorm.

Swansea Take Control

In the thirty-sixth minute, Routledge made half a yard on Riise and sent a cross to the back post, Sinclair tapped the ball inside and Sigurdsson was first to react, scoring with a diving header.

Swansea’s second was a sublime team goal with lovely composed passing. As Vorm sent a long ball towards Graham on the right-wing, it broke to an unmarked Sigurdsson in a central position. With no midfielders tracking back he was free to hit a wall pass with Routledge and strike the ball first time from 12 yards to double his tally.

The mesmeric display was rounded off by Allen firing a well placed shot to the bottom left hand corner and Schwarzer could only help it on its way.  Right at the end of the game Sinclair received Graham’s pass in the box and played a lovely one-two with Routledge but failed to hit the target from the corner of the six yard area.

Swansea are now 8th, just three points behind the mighty Liverpool, and beat Fulham with a team that cost just £7 million. A completely dominant performance by Swansea, especially in the second half and an absolutely joyful watch for Swansea fans and neutrals.

Next page: Match Stats…

Opta International, European & Official Swansea FC analyst. MSc Sports Performance analysis. BSc Astrophysics. Youth Football Coach
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