Ivorian striker Bony rocket seals victory for Swansea

Reuters , Saturday 9 Dec 2017

Soccer Football - Premier League - Swansea City vs West Bromwich Albion - Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Britain - December 9, 2017 Swansea City's Wilfried Bony celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates Reuters

Striker Wilfried Bony smashed home from close range with nine minutes left as Swansea City defeated fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Saturday for their first Premier League victory in nearly two months.

Ivorian Bony punished West Brom with an unstoppable drive after the visitors failed to clear a Swansea corner, ending Swansea's seven-game run without a victory and lifting them off the bottom of the table.

Substitute Tammy Abraham nearly doubled Swansea's lead in stoppage-time but the on-loan striker from Chelsea failed to find the target despite beating West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster with a deft chip after a swift counter-attack.

Alan Pardew is still looking for his first win since taking charge of 17th-placed West Brom, who are winless in 14 games, with fixtures against Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal coming up.

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