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SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Swansea's woes deepened under American coach Bob Bradley with a 4-1 loss at home to West Ham in the English Premier League on Monday.

Andre Ayew — sold by Swansea in the offseason — got West Ham's first goal against his former club, tapping home in the 13th minute after Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski flapped at the ball.

Winston Reid, Michail Antonio — with his eighth of the season — and Carroll added further goals for the visitors in the second half, plunging Swansea further into relegation trouble. Substitute Fernando Llorente scored Swansea's goal in the 89th, making it 3-1 at the time.

While West Ham has now won its last three games to move clear of the bottom three, Swansea has lost its last three and conceded 10 goals in the process.

Since Bradley joined in early October as the first American coach in England's top flight, Swansea has lost seven of its 11 games. Nearly halfway into the campaign, the Welsh club is four points off safety and a chant of "We want Bradley out" reverberated around the Liberty Stadium.

Bradley acknowledged before the game that the fixture against West Ham, and Saturday's match at home to Bournemouth, could determine his future.

"We are our own worst enemy," Bradley said. "We are in such a rut."

Bradley said he would "work and fight every day to do the job."

"I've been in difficult situations before and I will continue to look the players in the eye and challenge them," Bradley said, adding that Swansea had to "stick together and keep going."

Asked if he retained the support of the Swansea board, Bradley said: "I don't have regular dealings with the board. As a manager, when results go bad you understand there will be discussion.

"It's not anything you control, you continue to prepare your team."

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