Victory over West Brom vital for Swansea, says Paul Clement


Paul Clement's Swans got a massive advantage thanks to returning hero Bony, who was back door to clean up the garbage off a corner kick.

But, more importantly, Swansea's first win in two months lifted it above Crystal Palace at the foot of the table and to within one point of West Ham and West Brom. We were a bit unlucky with the goal, we've been caught under the ball a bit and we've gone to block it and somehow it's found a gap to go through.

"It could've been a 2-0 win, but we'll take that the way we've been playing and the results we've had recently".

Tammy Abraham was through on goal with just minutes remaining but his chipped effort landed on the wrong side of the post. "We have a hard Christmas programme but if we can get a couple of wins it may look different".

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He added, "I said before that this season would be very, very tough, very hard , and this is the truth". A shock collapse against Crystal Palace , and then losing to the struggling Hammers.

The three points boost Swans to 12, a point behind the 17th place Baggies.

"I thought Bony was good." .

Unfortunately for Swansea and Clement, picking up momentum following this win will be a hard task as they welcome league leaders Manchester City to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

But the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich assistant manager conceded that there are other games that Swansea are more likely to take points from.

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That is the club's longest run in the top flight since a 16 game streak between February 2006 and August 2008 and on that occasion their results were spread out over two seasons.

Clement said: "It's momentum for everybody. It's one victory that hopefully is the start of many more and what we have to do is kick on from this and not go back to the way that we've been".

"January is not far away and we are going to have to look at that area if we can't increase our goalscoring ratio", Pardew said.

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