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Published: 16:11 | 9/4/16

Swansea end Chelsea's unbeaten run

Chelsea finally lose in the league under Guus Hiddink

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the only goal of the game, as Swansea beat Chelsea 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

The Iceland international netted after 25 minutes to end Chelsea's 15-match unbeaten Premier League run under interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Chelsea, who had won seven and drawn eight of their 15 top-flight matches under the Dutchman before today, surrendered their unbeaten record in rather limp fashion against Francesco Guidolin's well-organised side.

The goal, Sigurdsson's ninth in the league in 2016, came after some slack Chelsea defending, as Matt Miazga only half-cleared Jefferson Montero's cross from the left, allowing the former Tottenham midfielder time and space to fire a first-time volley past Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from inside the area.

Leroy Fer could have added a second ten minutes before the break, but the Dutchman opted to pass rather than shoot, and Andre Ayew also spurned a golden chance following a mix-up between Begovic and Baba Rahman.

Montero then wasted a great chance to double the lead with 15 minutes to go when he failed to get anything on a Wayne Routledge cross with the goal gaping and Begovic beaten.

Swansea's first win over Chelsea in the Premier League sees Guidolin's side move up to 40 points, 13 points ahead of third-bottom Sunderland although Sam Allardyce's side have two matches in hand.

Chelsea remain tenth, 12 points off a Europa League spot with six games of the season to go.

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