Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Swansea's Great Escape on after four-goal demolition of West Ham

Swansea's Great Escape on after four-goal demolition of West Ham

"I couldn't assess it, it was that poor", he said.

The visitors' afternoon quickly unravelled as Ki Sung-yueng opened the scoring inside eight minutes and defender Winston Reid was taken off on a stretcher and taken to hospital with injuries to his knee and head.

Nose-bleed territory. Some fans also criticised the transfer deadline-day deals of Andy King and Andre Ayew, but both were superb against West Ham, and look like they can nail down a first-team place for the remainder of the season.

In his first league start since rejoining the Swans from the Hammers in January, the 28-year-old was a constant threat at Liberty Stadium, setting up three of his side's four goals in a 4-1 win.


Well, those fans who did make the 460-mile round trip were left wishing they hadn't bothered, for Moyes's players did a no-show.

The Portuguese has transformed his side since taking over from Paul Clement, winning 17 points from nine league games in charge.

West Ham have found stability under new manager David Moyes but they've been struggling recently.

When asked what music he would listen to on the way home to celebrate, he said: "If you are asking me what music I like, because I was in Yorkshire and my friend is John from Reverend and the Makers, I like Reverend and the Makers. A lot of things have happened at the club and with the team in that space of time, but it is good to overcome the injuries and get back out there with my teammates".


Take nothing away from Swansea, this win was fully-deserved.

'I put the players in the centre of everything.

"We are happy about what we are doing, we were in a really bad position but there is a long way to go and few points between the teams. We are progressing. It was an important victory", he added. "The manager spoke to us about it before the game".

West Ham looked brighter when it emerged for the second period but within three minutes its defence fell asleep at a set-piece, allowing King to poke home the rebound from Andre Ayew's saved header.


'We have trained hard at corners this week, movement, and we scored twice from them.

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