Swansea City's Jordan Ayew puts Hull City disappointment behind him

Paul Clement

Bournemouth were 2-0 victors over Swansea City this evening, as they eased recent relegation fears, and increased their opponents'.

Bournemouth started the stronger side, and targeted Leroy Fer who was forced into a makeshift right-back role today following injuries to Kyle Naughton and Angel Rangel.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's delivery from set pieces proved problematic for the home side, with Alfie Mawson and then Joshua King, at the wrong end, heading narrowly wide.

So while Bayern were handed a mouth-watering Champions League date with holders Real Madrid on Friday, Clement has 10 games to save Swansea - starting with Saturday's trip to relegation rivals Bournemouth.

"It looks like they might have turned a corner, but it's hard to say if they have momentum". Jack Cork, a one-time Bournemouth loanee, lost the ball in the middle of the park, allowing Dan Gosling to force Fabianski into a save from distance.

Sigurdsson hit a long range shot just before the break, and his looping effort had to be well saved by Artur Boruc.

King slid the ball through to Afobe, who adjusted his body quickly and steered his shot under Fabianski.

Swansea are winless in their last four games against Bournemouth and have not won at the south coast side's ground since 2007.

Things were looking up when we came back from behind to beat Burnley 3-2 a fortnight ago, but two straight defeats - in poor fashion have knocked some of that momentum out of us.

After that assist, King has now been directly involved in nine goals from his last eight games.

Bournemouth recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since last March to hoist themselves nine points clear of the relegation zone and dent Swansea's survival hopes.

Clement tried to isolate Saturday's performance, presumably to attempt to end the slump and rebuild confidence for future fixtures: "Clearly it wasn't good enough on the day".

King almost made it 3-0 with 10 minutes left, but his low header was excellently saved by Fabianski, who produced a Gordon Banks-esk save.

"We knew the importance of the two games - the West Ham game and the Swansea game", he said to BT Sport.

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