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Swansea off bottom of EPL after beating West Brom 1-0

Swansea off bottom of EPL after beating West Brom 1-0


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SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Swansea rose off the bottom of the English Premier League and eased the pressure on coach Paul Clement by beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Saturday.

The Swansea boss said before West Brom's visit that his future did not rest on the outcome of this game. But Clement's joy on the touchline was unconfined when Wilfried Bony smashed home nine minutes from time in a crowded goalmouth.

It was the first time Bony, having scored at Stoke last week, scored in consecutive league games since December 2014 - during his first Swansea spell.

But, more importantly, Swansea's first win in two months lifted it above Crystal Palace at the foot of the table and to within one point of West Ham and West Brom.

This was Alan Pardew's second game as West Brom boss since succeeding Tony Pulis.

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