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Swans stun Arsenal

By Sport_Steve  |  Posted: December 01, 2012

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MICHU struck twice in the dying minutes as Swansea City secured a sensational victory at Arsenal.

The match looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Swansea's Spanish sensation found himself bearing down on goal in the 88th minute.

Michu showed ice cool composure to curl the ball into the corner of the net and send the travelling fans wild.

And joy turned to delirium two minutes later when the £2 million summer signing doubled Swansea's advantage, pouncing after Nathan Dyer robbed Carl Jenkinson.

That sparked angry scenes in the home ranks as Wojciech Szczesny booted the ball into the stand and boos rung out around the Emirates.

There were also murmurings of discontent at the interval after Swansea shaded the first half.

Ashley Williams and Angel Rangel both missed chances, but the best fell to Nathan Dyer.

He was put through on goal by a Michu header but delayed his shot and ended up tackled by Thomas Vermaelen.

Arsenal were restricted to only occasional chances.

Santi Cazorla twice fired at Tremmel and also had a penalty appeal waved away.

When Dwight Tiendalli saw his shot saved six minutes from time, Swansea thought their last chance to snatch victory had gone.

Then leading scorer Michu pounced, taking his tally for the season to 11 and Swansea's unbeaten run to seven.

For a full report see Monday's Evening Post.

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  • Hadoken757575  |  December 02 2012, 2:33PM

    Great stuff, I hope players are not in a rush to leave swansea once they had a bit of succees here. We are a club on the rise and we are getting better and better but to do that, we need players/managers like Michu and laudrup to stick around or we just become a club the big guns poach from. I am not even worried about relegation anymore, and I think after this season, we need to stop talking like a small time club whose goal is to get 40 points cos players see that and it gives us a small time image. We should accept that relegation fears are a thing of the past, consider it, but not be consumed by it, and not look at it as the soul benchmark, cos if we keep this up, dont sell our club out we are going to go far in this league and I am talking a consistent top 10 finish. Swansea are here to stay.

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  • kulusuk  |  December 02 2012, 2:01PM

    Now it gets scary. I hope high flying swans wont come crashing down but land elegantly when time comes.

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  • confused67  |  December 02 2012, 1:19PM

    A couple of more quality players added to the squad will take us into the top six, then players of quality will look to come here and hopefully our present players will want to stay.

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  • theduke  |  December 02 2012, 11:58AM

    Danish newspapers are over the moon, not onley for Laudrup and Michu but for the whole team.

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  • theduke  |  December 02 2012, 11:52AM

    Danish newspapers are ecstatic, giving credit to all in Swansea, not just Michu and Laudrup.

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  • jc205  |  December 02 2012, 11:14AM

    The beauty is that when players get injured our other boys fit in seamlessly..Davies for Taylor, Tremmel for Vorm......Tiendalli impressed when he came on..and Dyer forced Jenkinson back from our 18 yard line to half way before wnning the ball for Michu to score....got a feeling that Swans are the team players will be wanting to join, not the other way around

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  • theduke  |  December 02 2012, 8:08AM

    Like the bloke says in One foot in the grave; I don't believe it!

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  • HaroldMonk  |  December 01 2012, 9:36PM

    Incredible climax to game. Michu is in the history books forever now.

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  • Hadoken383838  |  December 01 2012, 9:32PM

    More "good news", gareth bale has been lightly injured and is expected to be out for two weeks, so there is a chance he will be out for the game against us.

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  • brochadav  |  December 01 2012, 9:25PM

    Michu's gonna get you!!! And not just him, underestimate us at your peril. Well done everyone, including the Jack army, great support again.

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