Swansea 0-3 Bournemouth: Cherries hammer sinking Swans
- Afobe, Fraser, King score
- Swansea bottom of PL table
- Bournemouth up to 10th
It turns out Bob Bradley may not have been the real problem at Swansea City.
The managerless Swans lost 3-0 at home to Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve as festive cheer will be in short supply in and around the Liberty Stadium. Bournemouth struck three times without reply as Benik Afobe, Ryan Fraser and Josh King finished calmly to lead Eddie Howe’s side into the top 10.
For Swansea, they are now bottom of the PL on 12 points and are four points from safety, while Bournemouth have 24 points at the midway point.
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Earlier on Junior Stanislas forced a save at the near post from Lukasz Fabianski as Bournemouth looked dangerous.
While at the other end Kyle Naughton’s cross was headed just wide by Fernando Llorente as Swansea tried to force the issue.
Bournemouth took the lead midway through the first half as Jack Wilshere surged forward and teed up Charlie Daniels. His cross from the left was first cleared but the ball fell straight to Afobe and he slotted home. 1-0 to the Cherries.
22 - Swansea have conceded more goals at home in the Premier League this season (22) than they did in the entire 2015-16 season (20). Glum.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 31, 2016
The goal sucked the life out of Swansea as Bournemouth continued to push forward and Wilshere was at the hub of everything. He teed up Stanislas who squared for Fraser to slot home and make it 2-0 at half time.
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In the second half Swansea just couldn’t get into the game with Stanislas dragging an effort wide and Bournemouth looking dangerous every time they came forward.
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King put the final nail in Swansea’s coffin late on as he went clean through and steered the ball home.
No manager. Four-straight defeats. Worse defensive record in the league.
Swansea has hit rock bottom. We think...