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Cech error costs Arsenal as Swansea move out of bottom three

Nacho Monreal

Swansea City moved out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since the start of November thanks to a shock victory over Arsenal.

A horrendous error from goalkeeper Petr Cech allowed Jordan Ayew to score a tap-in which put the hosts ahead just after the hour mark, before Sam Clucas' second goal made the result safe.

Mesut Ozil's sensational pass had allowed Nacho Monreal to open the scoring for the Gunners, but Clucas levelled for Swansea within a minute at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea earned back-to-back wins for the first time this season, while Arsene Wenger's side have won only three of 13 Premier League away games this term.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 1Fabianski
  • 26Naughton
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6Mawson
  • 16Olsson
  • 12DyerSubstituted forCarrollat 83'minutes
  • 8Fer
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 17ClucasSubstituted forRoutledgeat 90+2'minutes
  • 18J AyewSubstituted forBonyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bony
  • 10Abraham
  • 11Narsingh
  • 13Nordfeldt
  • 14Carroll
  • 15Routledge
  • 27Bartley

Arsenal

  • 33Cech
  • 24BellerínBooked at 69mins
  • 6Koscielny
  • 20Mustafi
  • 18Monreal
  • 8Ramsey
  • 35El NenyBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 60'minutes
  • 29Xhaka
  • 11ÖzilBooked at 75mins
  • 9Lacazette
  • 17IwobiSubstituted forGiroudat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mkhitaryan
  • 12Giroud
  • 13Ospina
  • 21Chambers
  • 30Maitland-Niles
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 62Nketiah
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
20,819

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamArsenal
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 3, Arsenal 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 3, Arsenal 1.

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal).

Tom Carroll (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge replaces Sam Clucas.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Wilfried Bony replaces Jordan Ayew.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 3, Arsenal 1. Sam Clucas (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Arsenal. Granit Xhaka tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Tom Carroll replaces Nathan Dyer.

Attempt missed. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette with a cross.

Offside, Arsenal. Alexandre Lacazette tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Olivier Giroud replaces Alex Iwobi.

Booking

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal).

Leroy Fer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal).

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Petr Cech.

Booking

Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal).

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).

Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 2, Arsenal 1. Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan replaces Mohamed Elneny.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.

Attempt saved. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

Booking

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Mike van der Hoorn.

Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Naughton with a cross.

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Swansea City 1, Arsenal 1.

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