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Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace: A Manic Game As Told By Both Sides’ Twitter Accounts

SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Leroy Fer (L) of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Bob Bradley secured his first win as Swansea manager as his side beat Crystal Palace – but he is unlikely to be part of a match like this ever again.

The pendulum swung wildly in both directions as Swansea went behind, stormed ahead, threw it away and then picked it right back up again to win what will probably be the most madcap game of the season, and leave Alan Pardew’s future at Palace very much in jeopardy.

It all started so well for the away side, going ahead after 19 minutes courtesy of a well-taken strike from Wilfried Zaha:

Swansea restored parity eight minutes before half time through a fine effort of their own from star player Gylfi Sigurdsson:

1-1 at half time, the game evenly poised and very much the calm before the storm.

Swansea took the lead seven minutes after the hour mark, Leroy Fer converting the rebound after Yohan Cabaye had blocked a header from Fernando Llorente:

The home side doubled their advantage just a couple of minutes later, Fer getting his second and seemingly butting the game to bed:

Cue the madness. With fifteen minutes remaining, Palce pulled a goal back through James Tomkins, stabbing home after Scott Dann’s header was blocked:

Palace could smell blood now, Swansea hadn’t won a match since the opening game of the season and Palace began to push for the equaliser…

They pulled level with just eight minutes remaining in heartbreaking circumstances, Swansea midfielder Jack COrk turning the ball into his own net.

The misery for Swansea was completed (or so we thought) as Christian Benteke scored for Palace just to minutes later. Swansea were heading for yet another defeat and Bob Bradley’s search for a win would continue:

Or not. Any fan from either side that dared to leave their seat will be kicking themselves for weeks. Llorente made it 4-4, much to the relief of home fans:

But relief waouldn’t do for Swansea. Oh no, they wanted elation. Paalace were also somewhat excited as it was confirmed that there would be seven minutes of stoppage time.

Unfortunately for them, those were minutes that would have to be spent chasing an equlaiser. Somehow, Swansea stole victory from the jaws of defeat, Llorente netting his second as the fans threatened to blow the roof off the Liberty Stadium:

Full time, and both sets of fans could breathe. For Swansea, Bradley breaks his duck in dramatic fashion and moves off the bottom after Sunderland lost at Liverpool.
They now sit just two points behind their beaten opponents, who must now surely be getting a bit nervous.

Beats a standard 0-0 draw every day of the week…

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