Swans win nine-goal thriller

Swansea City came out on top in a quite unbelievable nine goal thriller at Liberty Stadium in Saturday's Premier League clash.

  • Swansea City 5 Crystal Palace 4
  • Zaha opens the scoring
  • Sigurosson equalises, Fer's brace makes it 3-1
  • Tomkins pulls one back before Cork equalises
  • Benteke puts Palace ahead until Llorente brace wins

Match Summary

In a game in which the defending was not the best, Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring in the 19th minute before Gylfi Sigurosson then equalised in the 36th minute from a free kick.

Leroy Fer completed a second half brace to make it 3-1 before James Tomkins then pulled a goal back to make it 3-2 not long after.

An own goal from Jack Cork saw the Eagles draw level with around 10 minutes to go and Christian Benteke then struck as Palace thought they'd won it.

However, Fernando Llorente's injury time brace secured an unbelievable 5-4 victory for the Swans.

Full Report

In a nervy atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium, Crystal Palace hit the front when Christian Benteke knocked the ball down into Wilfried Zaha's path and he finished superbly in the 19th minute.

Not long after in the 36th minute, Gylfi Sigurosson struck home a free kick from just outside the box although Wayne Hennessey seemed to be at fault.

In an open game in which both defences struggled to get on top, Fernando Llorente saw his header cleared off the line but Leroy Fer was on hand to make it 2-1 in the 66th minute.

Llorente was against the creator when he teed up Fer again in the 69th minute after a goalmouth scramble. Palace hit back just six minutes later when another scramble in the box saw James Tomkins grab a second.

It was 3-3 in the 81st minute when Wilfried Zaha's cross took a wicked deflection off Jack Cork and looped over a stranded Lukasz Fabianski.

Three minutes later Christian Benteke must have thought he won it for the Eagles when he hit home an effort off the post from close range.

However, the drama was not over when Llorente made it 4-4 when he deflected Sigurosson's shot into the net in injury time.

With seven minutes injury time being played, the 31-year-old emerged as the hero as yet another scramble in the area allowed him to tap home from just a yard out.

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