Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Swansea City can beat relegation odds - new boss Carvalhal

Swansea City can beat relegation odds - new boss Carvalhal

Jordan fetched the equaliser four minutes to full-time before Luciano Narsingh netted the victor in stopped time.

That lifted them off the bottom of the table, two points from safety.

Swansea's Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew says the club's new manager Carlos Carvalhal has asked him to be "a leader" as they look to move out of the Premier League's relegation zone. "In this moment, in 100, 98 will say we will be relegated", said Carvalhal after Swansea's second league win in 13 games. "He said if you don't run you come and sit down next to me (on the bench)". We are still not in a good position.

"And I can tell you that me, my players, the chairman and our fans are not in the 100 people. This is just the first step".

In a lively start to the match, Jordan Ayew struck the bar from 25 yards for the visitors before Andre Carrillo headed Watford in front on 11 minutes, BBC reports.

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It could have been 2-0 but Molla Wague's header was disallowed and Andre Gray was denied by Lukasz Fabianski with five minutes left.

And then sub Luciano Narsingh netted the victor three minutes later after Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes had failed to hold Nathan Dyer's long-range shot.

"We finished the game trying everything, two attackers, two wingers, [Renato] Sanches in the middle, [left-back Martin] Olsson playing like a winger".

"But if players do not play with the commitment and the heart we would not have achieved this victory. We are disappointed with all of us as I think we did enough to win this game; we controlled the match, we had more chances than our opponent and at this level we need to score to win". It was incredible that we got rewarded because we really worked hard.

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