Paul Clement wants Swansea to use Bournemouth as an example in their fight for survival
Last Updated: 19/03/17 7:27pm
Swansea boss Paul Clement will look to use Bournemouth's upturn in form as proof he can keep the Swans in the top flight.
The Cherries significantly boosted their Premier League survival hopes with a 2-0 win over relegation rivals Swansea.
Benik Afobe was Bournemouth's match-winner as it was his off-target effort that took a big deflection off Alfie Mawson and into the net on 31 minutes before the striker wrapped up the points with a neat finish in the second half.
Despite having more of the possession, Swansea only mustered one shot on target during the 90 minutes as they lacked a cutting edge in the final third and they remain just three points above safety.
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"We did not do well enough," Clement said.
"That is disappointing because we lost last week as well. Going into the first goal we were doing fine, the goal knocked the wind out of us again and overall it is a disappointing result.
"We would have wanted to run that much, much closer than we did. Clearly we needed more.
"We have to reflect on the bigger picture as well though, we started January rock-bottom. Bournemouth have just shown what can happen when you put two good home results together that gives them that little bit of breathing space. Now we play two home games and we have to respond quickly."