Arsenal first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech joined to admit shock as Swansea defeat Crystal Palace in a nine-goal thriller in the Premier League over the weekend.
Coach Bob Bradley was happy getting his first win whilst in charge of the club. He was almost sure to run away with a victory when Swans were ahead 3-1 with 15 minutes left to play. Alan Pardew’ men overturned the result to go ahead 4-3 in the 90th minute in a cracker at Liberty Stadium. Fernando Llorente became the hero as he scored two goals in the 91st and 93rd minute to earn Swansea maximum points.
The fans were happy with the exciting football both sides played. The former Chelsea No 1 tweeted: “Unbelievable game!” joining the host of fans that commented on the interesting encounter between both sides. As some praised the attacking prowess showed by both sides, some heaped the blame on the poor defending.
“That is the worst example of Premier League defending I have ever seen. From both teams,” Nick Gowin tweeted from handle @NickGodwinsport.
George Osborn said: “Games like Swansea/Palace match was extraordinary. I couldn’t keep up with it! While Sam Cox hailed just the second half of the game, saying: Is the second half of Swansea-Palace the best in Premier League history? Can’t think of any better.”
The win saw Swansea move up to the 19th spot as they have one point above Sunderland that lost during the weekend. Crystal Palace are on the brink of relegation in the 17th spot after a string of losses.