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Paul Clement salutes Swansea’s ‘magnificent collective effort’ to see off Everton

• Swansea’s fate back in their own hands after Llorente seals win
• Victory at Sunderland could be enough to keep Welsh side up

Paul Clement hailed his players’ spirit, determination and perseverance after Swansea City beat Everton 1-0 to climb out of the relegation zone at the end of a dramatic day at the bottom of the Premier League. Clement described it as a “fantastic” win as Swansea capitalised on Hull’s surprise home defeat against Sunderland, but the manager also warned there would be no complacency among his players now that their fate is in their own hands.

Fernando Llorente scored the only goal of the game on a tense evening in south Wales as Swansea stood firm in the face of some late Everton pressure. “It’s a fantastic win of us at this point of the season when the stakes are so high,” said Clement. I thought our supporters were unbelievable getting behind our players. We got pinned back in the second half but it was a magnificent collective effort defensively to get the right result.”

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