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Published: 16:39 | 24/1/16

Swansea stun Everton at Goodison

Victory in Guidolin's first game in charge

Swansea's recent resurgence continued as they made it two league wins on the trot to lift themselves four points clear of the relegation zone after beating Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring from the penalty spot early on before Gareth Barry levelled with his first goal in two years.

But Andre Ayew scored what turned out to be the winner with a deflected effort eleven minutes before the break to secure Swansea's first-ever league win over Everton in new manager's Francesco Guidolin's first game in charge.

Everton started well and Muhamed Besic was unlucky to see his 25-yard effort come back off the base of the upright on six minutes.

But Swansea were ahead on 17 minutes after Ayew was brought down by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard after nipping in to intercept a poor John Stones back-pass.

Sigurdsson made no mistake with the spot kick to give the visitors a crucial lead.

But Everton were level nine minutes later as Barry got across his marker at the near post to turn in Gerard Deulofeu's corner, although the ball appeared to take a big deflection off Jack Cork on its way in.

However, despite the equaliser, the home side struggled to find any rhythm and weren't helped in that regard as both Besic and Kevin Mirallas were forced off with injuries inside the opening half hour.

The Toffees support were becoming increasingly agitated and things got even worse when Ayew restored Swansea's lead on 34 minutes after Neil Taylor's cross found him just outside the penalty area.

The striker got his shot away but a big deflection off the hapless Stones saw it loop over Howard and into the net.

Wayne Routledge had a good chance to make it 3-1 shortly after the restart, but Howard saved well.

At the other end, substitute Steven Pienaar fired over from a good position as the home side began to dominate.

Romelu Lukaku, playing his 100th game for Everton, failed to make contact with Deulofeu's tantalising cross as Everton continued to press.

But they couldn't find a way through a stubborn Swansea defence, with Seamus Coleman spurning a gilt-edged chance at the death as he blazed over from point blank range to leave the home fans very discontented and they made their feelings very clear following the final whistle as they booed their side off the pitch.

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