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SWANSEA CITY V NORWICH CITY RECAP: Swans notch win over Canaries courtesy of Sigurdsson strike

Swansea City edged closer to confirming their Premier League status for another season with a 1-0 win over Norwich City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's 61st minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides, in a fixture where moments of quality were few and far between.

Norwich went close to scoring an equaliser through Nathan Redmond late in the contest, but the home side managed to hang on and secure a valuable three points.

The result meant the Canaries stretched their winless run to 10 matches and dropped to 18th place on the Premier League ladder in the process.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Swansea City: 1 (Gylfi Sigurdsson 61')

Norwich City: 0

Liberty Stadium, Swansea – 20,929


TALKING POINTS


Swansea backed up their impressive win over against Arsenal mid-week with another resilient performance against the Canaries. The Welsh outfit now have a nine-point buffer between them and the relegation zone with nine matches remaining.

The Canaries have not won a Premier League match since December and appeared to lack urgency throughout the contest, which is a worrying sign for a team currently engulfed in a relegation dogfight.


WHAT'S NEXT?

Swansea travel to Dean Court to face Bournemouth on Saturday, while Norwich host Manchester City at Carrow Road.


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QUOTES CORNER

Swansea coach Alan Curtis labelled the match as one of the worst of the season:

"It was a strange game. The first half was poor from both teams but we upped our game and we got the goal. We were hanging on a bit at the end. When it's two teams who need the points it affects it. It was one of the worst games of the season."


Norwich manager Alex Neil admitted his side is up against it at the minute:

"It was edgy but I don't think there was a team that was clear. You hope you've got the players to make the difference. We need to win games to stay in this league. We've got to stay positive and we've got to believe we can win these remaining games. The other teams may determine out fate."



STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta


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