Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Carvalhal happy but cautious after stunning Swansea win

Carvalhal happy but cautious after stunning Swansea win

Ghana striker, Jordan Ayew, was on target as Swansea City won 2-1 at Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Neither side seized control of the match in a disjointed second half and, as the nervous hosts retreated with five minutes left, Swans substitute Oli McBurnie nodded down for Ayew to convert from close range. The win lifted them off the bottom of the table to 19th, two points from safety.

Ayew struck an 85th-minute equaliser and substitute Narsingh netted a 90th-minute victor for Swansea after Peru forward Andre Carrillo had given Watford an 11th-minute lead with a header.

"Before this game, I said that if you ask 100 persons of football, they will all say that we will be relegated", he explained. "In this moment, in 100, 98 will say we will be relegated", said Carvalhal. We are still not in a good position. Me, my players, my chairman, the fans, we are not part of this 100. "It will be very tough and we have just taken the first step, but we believe".

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Three minutes later, Swansea completed a stunning revival as Luciano Narsingh struck after Nathan Dyer's rasping drive was saved, sparking wild celebrations among the Swans' players and Carvalhal's coaching staff on the touchline. Sometimes it wasn't what we want, but it's impossible after two sessions.

But the Portuguese warned that Swansea still have a long way to go, starting with tomorrow's home game against Tottenham Hotspur.

"It wasn't exactly what we wanted, because it is impossible in two days [since Carvalhal's appointment]", said the former Sheffield Wednesday boss. But at Watford we worked very hard and got our rewards. "The dynamic will be better, and we can achieve more points".

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