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MAN CITY v SWANSEA RECAP: Drama at the Etihad as Kelechi deflection wins it for City

Manchester City edged Swansea City in a dramatic end to their clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The opening goal came on 26 minutes when former Swans ace Wilfried Bony got on the end of Jesus Navas' in-swinging corner to power a header past Lukasz Fabianski but Swansea managed to level in the final minute of regular time.

Federico Fernandez played a stunning through ball for Bafetimbi Gomis who thundered an angled effort in off the hands of Joe Hart.

However, City came up with an injury-timer winner when Yaya Toure's goal-bound effort took a deflection off the back of young striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

The victory was City's 10th of the season and sees them remain second on the table while the Swans, in their first game without manager Garry Monk, fell to 17th on the back of their third defeat on the trot.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Manchester City: 2 (Wilfried Bony 26', Kelechi Iheanacho 90+2')
Swansea City: 1 (Bafetimbi Gomis 90')
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 53,052


TALKING POINTS

- Are City playing well enough to win the title? How do they become more consistent to keep the pressure on Arsenal and Leicester?

- How do Swansea turn things around? They are on a poor run of form and desperately need something to change. Will that happen without Monk at the helm?



WHAT'S NEXT?

Man City will now prepare for Monday night's crucial clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium as Swansea get set to host West Ham United on Sunday.


TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

Man City's Pellegrini on his side's lucky result:

"We really didn't play well during the whole game. I think Swansea played a very good game. But it is three important points"


Swansea interim boss Alan Curtis on the display:

"I felt we deserved something out of the game and thought we had got something when Bafi Gomis scored that equaliser, but that probably shows the difference between teams at the top of the table and teams where we are at the moment."




STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta




TEAM LEADERS

Man City

Goals - Sergio Aguero 7
Assists - Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva 6
Clean sheets - Joe Hart 7
Yellow cards - Eliaquim Mangala, Fernandinho 5


Swansea

Goals - Andre Ayew 6
Assists - Jonjo Shelvey 3
Clean sheets - Lukasz Fabianski 2
Yellow cards - Jonjo Shelvey 5


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