F Llorente (29)
Swansea vs Everton
5:30pm Saturday 6th May
The Liberty Stadium
HIGHLIGHTS: SWANSEA 1-0 EVERTON
SWANSEA 1-0 EVERTON
Swansea win and are out of the relegation zone!
A massive, massive result as the Swans pull themselves into 17th spot after Fernando Llorente headed home in the 29th minute.
They could have added more to their tally in the second half with four clear chances and although Everton saw plenty of the ball in the second half, they could not really test a determined Swansea side.
Two games to go for Paul Clement's men and they have their Premier League safety in their hands. Stay tuned for match highlights in 15 minutes!
SWANSEA 1-0 EVERTON
90+2: The home fans roaring their team into the final minute here. Swansea win the free kick and the clapping has not stopped since extra time was announced...
90: Some absolutely fabulous defending from Mawson once again as Gueye fires a cross into the box with the clock ticking down and Everton throwing everything at their hosts.
Three minutes added on at the Liberty Stadium.
SWANSEA 1-0 EVERTON
88: Final Swansea change as Borja Baston comes on for Llorente. A big game for the striker today.
87: CLOSE! That really could have been an Everton equaliser as Barkley whips in a free kick, flicked on by Mirallas and it just evades the head of Williams in the six yard box. He looked to be offside so any goal may not have counted.
86: Slight handbags between Llorente and Williams as they two tussles on the right touchline, with the Everton defender appearing to pull the striker to the ground.
They have a few words before Martin Atkinson comes over to diffuse the situation. Still no cards from the referee!
84: A wayward shot from Baines there as he goes for the long range shot but it fires well wide of the top corner, much to the delight of the home fans.
83: CLOSE! A decent chance for Everton as Kenny knocks the ball into the box from the top right corner, and it nearly meets the head of Barkley but Fernandez does well to clear the danger. Nerves everywhere at the Liberty Stadium!
81: Lukaku reminds everyone how dangerous he can be as Barkley slides the ball into his path before he powers down the right-hand side, getting into the box before shooting but is rattles the side netting.
There are fans with their heads in their hands around the ground with the clock ticking down...
79: Another Everton change as youngster Jonjoe Kenny replaces Holgate.
78: SAVE!!! A fantastic break from Swansea but they are once again denied a second! Their fourth fantastic chance this half.
Carroll skips away down the left-hand side whipping a cross into the box for the incoming Fer who looks to have the goal at his mercy but the foot of Stekelenburg pushes the effort onto the post before going wide. Huge miss for the hosts.
75: Another Swansea switch as Ki is replaced by Leroy Fer.
73: Another player escapes a booking as Ayew pulls back Barkely by his face - yep - but he does not see a card.
Swansea make their first chage as Britton is replaced by Jack Cork, who takes the captains armband.
72: SCRAMBLE! Very nearly an equaliser as the ball fires into the feet of Mirallas who tries to shoot but Fernandez is there to clear. Mirallas tries his hardest to get the ball back to poke him, but Ki eventually hacks the ball away from danger.
69: CHANCE! Everton very lucky not to be 2-0 down as Sigurdsson delivers a Swansea corner that Fernandez powers towards goal with his header but it takes a nick off the shoulder of Barkley before landing on the top of the net.
AGAIN! Another from Swansea as Sigurdsson puts another fine corner into the box, with Llorente having a free header as he is left unmarked in the box but Stekelenburg makes a strong save to deny him a second.
The Swans remain just about on top and they are 1/3 at Sky Bet to go on and claim victory. Everton can be backed at 14/1 with a draw 3/1 while both teams to score in the second half has been PRICE BOOSTED to 6/1 from 11/2. Get all the in-play odds here.
67: SHOT! Guys, Fabianski has got a hand on the ball! Lukaku gets himself into space just at the top of the box and lets fly, but the Swansea goalkeeper makes a strong save as the shot goes straight into his hands.
65: Here comes the change for Everton as Barry is the man to come off for Valencia as Swansea restart the game with a throw-in.
63: Despite a real step up in pressure from Everton in the second half, Swansea still remain ahead and outside of the bottom three at the moment but the nerves are telling.
Enner Valencia being readied for Everton.
60: A good run from Lukaku on the right flank as he just gets away from Naughton to put another cross into the box, but Mawson is there to head clear. Another good shift from the centre-back today so far.
57: OUCH! A crunching tackle from Britton on Gueye but the Swansea captain escapes a booking, which looks like a lucky break from here.
CLOSE! Everton surge forward as Lukaku flashes a fine cross in front of goal and it just needed a touch from Mirallas to poke it home, but he just doesn't connect as the ball goes wide. Better attacking play from the visitors in the second half.
55: OFF THE POST!! That should really be two for Swansea but Ayew is denied by the post!
Ki tries to smash an effort through the box as the Swans put pressure on the Everton box, with Jagielka's clearance falling into the path of Ayew at the top of the box and he tries his luck, but the ball smashes off the crossbar and goes wide.
52: CLOSE! The best Everton have done with attacking chances so far as Barkley whips the ball into the box, but Jagielka cannot direct it goalwards.
Barry then dinks the ricocheted ball back into the melee of players but Llorente heads away this time before Swansea win the free kick after Britton takes a boot to the face from Mirallas.
50: Free kick to Everton as Britton fouls Davies around 25 yards from goal, which is in great position as Barkley stands over it...
48: Not too much to report in the opening exchanges as Everton see the better of possession, but are yet to do too much with it. Swansea holding firm so far.
46: Everton get the second half underway at the Liberty Stadium.
The visitors have made a switch as Ross Barkley comes on for Calvert-Lewin.
HT BET UPDATE
Swansea are into 2/5 with Sky Bet at the break withn Everton now on offer at 9/1. The draw can be backed at 3/1 with Lukaku PRICE BOOSTED to 9/2 from 4/1 to score the second goal of the game. Get all the in-play odds here.
Not the most exciting half of football, but Swansea really need to win today and so far, they are after Fernando Llorente headed home just before the half an hour mark.
Alfie Mawson could have added a quick second but was thwarted by a fine interception from Mason Holgate, with Everton having few - if any - clear cut chances so far.
45: First ball into the box from Everton in a while as Mirallas' effort from the left-hand side meeting the head of Lukaku in the middle but his nod down goes out the other side of the box than he was aiming form.
Swansea then win the free kick as Sigurdsson is fouled by Davies just outside the Swans box.
One minute added on.
42: Everton seeing their best spell of possession since the opening minutes of the match, with Williams attempting to switch the play to the right flank but it runs way out of play to ironic jeers from the home fans.
40: Great work from Ayew as he out-muscles Jagielka on the base line to keep the ball in play, knocking the ball to Olsson who tries to wriggle further into the box but under pressure, his shot is wild as Swansea win the corner.
Sigurdsson delivers and it meets the head of Llorente but it is way out of range of the goal as Stekelenburg collects.
38: A half-decent attempt from Lukaku to try and get Everton back into the game, as he looks to cut the ball back to Gueye in the box but it just doesn't come off for the striker who has been quiet since the opening few minutes.
36: After a frantic few minutes, the game has quietened somewhat with Holgate attempting to cross into the box for Lukaku but Mawson clears with ease.
33: Swansea have got the wind in their sails now and are putting real pressure on Everton now as a Stekelenburg is forced to punch away a Sigurdsson free kick.
CLOSE! That could have been a second for Swansea as the ball falls to Mawson in acres of space just at the top of the six yard box and he goes for goal, certain to score but a fantastic block from Holgate sees the ball go wide.
The hosts edge ahead and they are now 1/2 to pick up all three points with Sky Bet. Everton have eased to 13/2 and a draw is on offer at 11/4 - get all the in-play odds here.
GOAL! SWANSEA 1-0 EVERTON (Llorente, 29)
Just after the penalty shout and Swansea go ahead!
Ayew puts in some brilliant work down the right flank, digging the ball out under pressure from Barry to pick out Llorente at the back post.
The striker is under pressure but he rises above Jagielka to nod home, sending the home fans into raptures. They are currently out of the bottom three as it stands!
SWANSEA 0-0 EVERTON
28: NO PENALTY!!! Sigurdsson is furious with Martin Atkinson as he does not award a penalty after being felled by Barry in the box.
He is hitting the floor and is convinced he should have been given a spot kick. No dice yet though.
27: A very brief break in play as a fan runs onto the pitch, with neither sets of supporters very happy with his exploits.
26: He scored a stunning free kick at Old Trafford last weekend but this doesn't match it. He looks to be going for goal as he curls towards the net but Maarten Stekelenburg collects well.
25: Free kick to Swansea as Olsson is fouled in his tracks by Davies. Sigurdsson over it from around 20 yards...
24: NO FOUL! Good build-up play from Swansea as Sung-Yeung Ki plays Kyle Naughton down the right flank and he looks to have plenty of space to work into the box, but he goes to ground after a challenge from Calvert-Lewin which raises a reaction from the fans.
Again, Martin Atkinson lets it go, much to the dismay of the Swansea faithful. Better from the home side now but no clear cut chances yet.
Still all square at the Liberty Stadium with the hosts 13/8 at Sky Bet to pick up three points to boost their survival hopes. Everton can be backed at 15/8 with a draw on offer at the same price. Llorente to score the first goal has been PRICE BOOSTED to 11/2 from 5/1. Get all the in-play odds here.
21: Some lovely build-up from Everton as Davies slices the ball through two Swansea defenders to find Calvert-Lewin, who in turn attempts to chip the ball through to Lukaku.
He does find the striker but the ball hits his hand first, leading to shouts from the home fans that Martin Atkinson responds to this time as Swansea win the free kick.
SWANSEA 0-0 EVERTON
19: Corner to Everton and it is delivered by Baines but the Swansea defence initially clear to Idrissa Gueye on the left of the box.
He manages to shake off his defender to find Tom Davies who attempts a lofted pass to Dominic Calvert-Lewin deep on the left but it runs too long.
18: Boos from around the Liberty as Olsson lofts a fantastic cross into the box from the left-hand side, aiming for the head of Llorente but Williams defends him well with the striker unable to get his effort on target.
The home fans seem to be arguing for some kind of foul in the box, but Martin Atkinson is unmoved.
16: Swansea manager Paul Clement has been waving his hands like a mad man over the last five minutes as he tries to organise his troops.
Carroll and Holgate battle down the left-hand side, with Everton eventually winning the free kick as the duo tangle legs on the base line. There is no malice in it though as the two clap each other on the back before getting up.
13: Swansea knocking the ball around nicely between themselves as Sigurdsson tries to release Ayew down the right but Leighton Baines is tracking him well as the hosts have a throw-in.
A few shouts go up as the ball is fired into the box as Llorente appears to be fouled, but again Martin Atkinson lets it go. Better from the Swans.
10: First attack of the game for Swansea as Ayew bursts down the right-hand side, trying to pick out Fernando Llorente in the middle of the box but Everton clear the ball for a corner.
Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers but Mawson's header just doesn't go on target as it bobbles out of the box off a few heads before Tom Carroll also attempts another cross but it is cut out once again.
Swansea starting to settle here and they know what they need to do this evening.
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