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Swansea City 3-1 Hull City

By Rob WestallBBC Sport Wales at Liberty Stadium
Bafetimbi Gomis
Bafetimbi Gomis scored once in each half
  • Gomis scores his first Premier League brace
  • Win moves Swansea one point from record
  • Hull's Meyler sent off for high challenge on Naughton
  • Bruce's side three points clear of relegation zone

Bafetimbi Gomis struck twice as Swansea City beat 10-man Hull City at Liberty Stadium to leave the visitors three points above the relegation zone.

Ki Sung-yueng fired the Swans in front from close range before Gomis' acrobatic volley doubled their lead.

Paul McShane's finish after a Jake Livermore free-kick gave the Tigers hope but David Meyler was soon sent off for a high tackle on Kyle Naughton.

Gomis' stoppage-time strike sealed the three points for Swansea.

The win moves eighth-placed Swansea one point away from their record Premier League total of 47, achieved in their first season back in the top flight in 2011-12, under former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Swansea were excellent - Monk

With seven matches to go, Hull are 15th with 28 points from 31 games.

The home crowd in sun-drenched Swansea urged Jonjo Shelvey to shoot early on as both sides showed plenty of desire but failed to create anything of note in front of goal.

The former Liverpool midfielder obliged soon after and his stinging low shot from outside the area was parried by Allan McGregor into the path of Ki, who stroked the ball home from the edge of the six-yard box.

After going in front, the hosts looked comfortable dominating possession and territory and pinning the Tigers back when not in control of the ball.

Steve Bruce's City failed to trouble Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski during the first period.

They fell further behind when Gomis volleyed the ball into the top corner after Michael Dawson's attempted headed clearance fell to him inside the box.

However, the visitors were back in the game when McShane poked home Livermore's free-kick from close range on 50 minutes.

Hull gifted game to Swansea - Bruce

Two minutes later they should have been level but Dawson and Dame N'Doye had efforts blocked and saved by Fabianski from point-blank range.

And their hopes of rescuing a precious point diminished when Meyler was sent off moments later for a high tackle on Naughton.

Gomis secured the victory in stoppage time, coolly lifting the ball over the advancing McGregor.

The brace of strikes by the French forward, 29, lifted his tally to three in two games but he has scored just five in 28 Premier League appearances.

Swansea manager Garry Monk:

"I thought overall we deserved that win. The first half was excellent but I tried to warn the players at half-time just how much Hull would come out the second half, as they're fighting for their lives.

"I said the first 15-20 minutes we had to keep it solid and give nothing away, give them no momentum and we did the total opposite.

"But the commitment and desire is always there from my side and ultimately we got that deserved third goal and deserved win in the end."

Read Garry Monk's thoughts on David Meyler's sending-off here.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"I've seen the sending-off now six times. On three angles I'm saying, 'Well, that's a perfectly decent challenge'.

"The other three I look at it and see that he takes part of the ball but his leg collides with the boy [Kyle Naughton] but then again it is a challenge and it is a tackle."

Ki Sung-yueng
Swansea's Ki Sung-yueng has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances at Liberty Stadium
Swansea's Bafetibis Gomis
Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time
Steve Bruce
Hull have won just one of their last 15 Premier League away matches, drawing six and losing eight

Line-ups

Swansea

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Fabianski
  • 26NaughtonSubstituted forRangelat 56'minutes
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 48mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 24CorkSubstituted forDyerat 65'minutes
  • 8ShelveySubstituted forGrimesat 90'minutes
  • 15Routledge
  • 18Gomis
  • 23G Sigurdsson

Substitutes

  • 2Amat
  • 11Emnes
  • 12Dyer
  • 17Oliveira
  • 21Grimes
  • 22Rangel
  • 25Tremmel

Hull

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1McGregor
  • 21Dawson
  • 4BruceBooked at 69minsSubstituted forDiaméat 70'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 15McShaneBooked at 54mins
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 25RamírezSubstituted forQuinnat 30'minutes
  • 14Livermore
  • 7MeylerBooked at 53mins
  • 11Brady
  • 28N'DoyeBooked at 49mins
  • 9HernándezBooked at 47minsSubstituted forAlukoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rosenior
  • 5Chester
  • 17Diamé
  • 20Sagbo
  • 22Harper
  • 24Aluko
  • 29Quinn
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
20,333

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamHull
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swansea City 3, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swansea City 3, Hull City 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Swansea City. Matt Grimes tries a through ball, but Bafétimbi Gomis is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City).

  7. Post update

    Sone Aluko (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 3, Hull City 1. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a through ball following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Matt Grimes replaces Jonjo Shelvey.

  11. Booking

    Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Dyer (Swansea City).

  15. Post update

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

  18. Post update

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

  20. Post update

    Sone Aluko (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea30217263263770
2Arsenal31196662323063
3Man Utd31188555282762
4Man City30187562283461
5Liverpool3116694536954
6Southampton311651042222053
7Tottenham3016595045553
8Swansea31137113739-246
9West Ham31119114139242
10Stoke31126133539-442
11Everton31910123942-337
12Crystal Palace3099123641-536
13Newcastle3098133348-1535
14West Brom3189142843-1533
15Hull31610152943-1428
16Aston Villa3177172042-2228
17Sunderland30414122344-2126
18QPR3174203555-2025
19Burnley30510152649-2325
20Leicester3057182949-2022
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