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Premier League: Sunderland 1 Swansea City 3

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 11, 2014

Swansea City's Nathan Dyer opened the scoring at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland

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SWANSEA City ended their Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat of Sunderland.

The hosts went into the game in fine form, with 13 points from the last 15 on offer steering them away from the threat of relegation.

But Swansea came flying out of the blocks and two goals in the first 13 minutes, from Nathan Dyer and Marvin Emnes, put them in command.

Fabio Borini cut the deficit, but Swansea wrapped up the points when Wilfried Bony netted.

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Garry Monk made six changes to his team - and saw his side take the lead early on.

Dyer was played in by Wayne Routledge and lifted a shot over the advancing Vito Mannone and into the net.

Emnes then turned John O'Shea and blasted a left-foot shot past the Italian keeper.

The Black Cats started the second half with much greater urgency and they were back in the game within five minutes when Borini met Adam Johnson's corner at the near post and headed past Gerhard Tremmel.

Tremmel preserved his side's lead with a save after Johnson had cut inside and unleashed a left-foot shot.

However, the visitors re-established their advantage when Jack Colback could only help Emnes's cross to Bony, who stepped outside Bardsley before firing home off the inside of the post.

Tremmel got down well to keep out Sebastian Larsson's 71st-minute free-kick.

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  • VocPop  |  May 14 2014, 2:21PM

    3 really nice goals on Sun. Great to finish on the up. Fingers crossed for next season that we can keep our better players. Congrats to everyone concerned for giving us another great season in the PL. 12th is very respectable with a fantastic European Campaign to boot. Our excellent 0 goal difference marks us above those around us. Interesting to see what happens next year. Hopefully onward and upward. Come on you Swans.

  • yankytaff  |  May 12 2014, 3:21PM

    Kp I missed you like I'd miss a vist from the tax man, it was a good win so give credit where it's due, please note I made no comment about ML bringing in players who weren't up to it. Lynbaz re the drop in stats, a drop in our passing rate is not necessarily a bad thing @ times we seeemd to pass for the sake of it with nothing to show at the end, I'll swap 12 goals in 4 games for a drop in our passing rate. Re possession the big difference in the S'Hampton game was not good @ Sunderland it was less of a gap but we were playing away with only 4 1st team regulars on the pitch and we won and scored 3 goals so who cares if the stats don't favour us, God knows we lost stylishy more enough times this season. We finished the season on a good note lets enjoy that and wait to see what the summer transfers and next season bring, and good luck to all our players going to the World Cup. Swans players going to the world cup look how far we've come

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  • perthswan_wa  |  May 12 2014, 3:00PM

    Well done on a great result for GM's first game, so to speak, and 3 wins in 4, taking lots of positives into next season. Yes, our fourth in the Prem. For all that's gone on this season, we still finished 12th, great run in Europe and some great performances. You are right though Yankystaff, its a shame, but there are still those Laudrup butt-kissers out there ready to stick the knife into GM and the board, the moment we slip up. Well boys, take the summer to try and get over it, and come back next season with a few more positives for the club you are supposed to support.You never know, you might enjoy it a bit more. I know the rest of us would. COME ON YOU SWANS!!!!!!

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  • bigphil1959  |  May 12 2014, 1:19PM

    Well said yankytaff

  • KP287  |  May 12 2014, 12:32PM

    yankytaff, missed me did you? good win, well nothing game and Sunderland didn`t really offer much and I think nothing to be gained from this game. Interesting to read that Monk wants to make Emnes permanent, a championship player, is this what we have to look forward to, or is he going to replace Bony. Nothing much more to say until player movement, pre season and first 3 months of next season. Still not changed my mind about Monk and ML did not bring in several players who were n`t up to it, ridiculous comment...

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  • Lynbaz  |  May 12 2014, 12:05PM

    Good result yesterday. Despite losing out on all the stats, possession, passing, and shots 8/20, we fronted the one that mattered by 3-1. Two excellent goals and a typical Bony finish to end the season with a flourish. I'm still unconvinced about Monk: the real work starts now and we'll see where we go from here. Of course he'll have my support because he manages my football club and at least we won't have the distraction of Europe to hamper us next season. New signings will be vital but we can start by giving Emnes a contract - think he's deserved it with his performances.

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  • bigphil1959  |  May 12 2014, 10:31AM

    Well done swansea city a great result, and well done garry monk, and well done huw jenkins and the board for giving garry monk the job and keeping the swans in the premier league . ps cant see a moaning fans on here i wonder why.

  • confused67  |  May 12 2014, 9:39AM

    If we think back to when Gary took over, we will realise how difficult it has been for him, he has had to asses the players from week to week try all the players at one time or another and still be able to pick up points. We know that several players that ML brought in were not up to it, so all in all I would say a brilliant job done by GM and his team. See you all at the liberty and on here next season.

  • yankytaff  |  May 12 2014, 9:29AM

    I notice many regular contributors to this site who've had plenty to say over the past few months and very little of it, if any, being positive have had nothing to say about yesterdays performance and result. What's wrong guys are you gutted the team did so well, I've no doubt if we'd lost you would have had plenty to say. Makes you wonder if some want Monk to fail no matter the damage it would do to out club. I'll wait now for the down arrows to prove I've struck a nerve.

  • yankytaff  |  May 12 2014, 9:22AM

    I must admit when I saw the team selection with only 4 of our regular 1st team players in the ine up up and given Sunderlands blistering form over the past weeks I wasn't expecting much, but what a performance, they took the game by the scruff of the neck in the opening minutes and held on throughout. Good perfromances from Amat, Bartley and young Fulton and the whole team which bodes well for the future, a great result and a great end to the season well done to all. Taking into account the injuries we've had ,no Michu, the EL capmingn I think 12th place on 42 points is a v.good place to finish on, well done the the coaching staff, squad, Michael Laudrup and Garry Monk for getting us there.

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