Bradley ‘will never forget’ nine-goal epic

Date published: Saturday 26th November 2016 5:46 - Matthew Stead

Swansea manager Bob Bradley will not be forgetting their “crazy” 5-4 win against Crystal Palace any time soon.

Substitute Fernando Llorente scored twice in injury time to hand Swansea a sensational 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace and pile the pressure on under-fire Eagles manager Alan Pardew.

Palace – who had earlier led through Wilfried Zaha’s 19th-minute goal – were 3-1 down before James Tomkins (75), a Jack Cork own goal (82) and Christian Benteke (84) turned the game on its head.

But Swansea, who had seen Leroy Fer add a second-half double to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s superb free-kick, claimed a first Premier League win since the opening day of the season when Llorente twice finished from close range.

“That’s one we won’t forget. I’ve been on the wrong side of those occasionally. I’m going to give the players all the credit today. They fought until the end,” Bradley told BBC Sport.

“Crazy, at 3-1 I thought we were in control but set-pieces still change matches. We have a lot to work at but I didn’t want to take the positives from the players today. Afterwards, I got on them a little bit but, in a season when a lot has gone on, today we want to still take the good part.

“I’m very confident to come in to make sure training is good and that the mentality is good but in the short term you have to get points. When you take over a team that is on a bit of tailspin there are no free points.”

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