Swansea City have climbed out of the relegation zone following their stunning 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium in what was a week 25 league clash.
The Welsh side started the day as the bottom team and were soon dealt a huge blow when Spanish defender Nacho Monreal gave the Gunners the lead but it only lasted for one minute after Sam Clucas capitalised on hesitant Arsenal defending to put Swansea City back on level terms before the break.
Arsenal started the second half on the front foot just like they did in the majority of the first half but Arsene Wenger’s side struggled to really fashion out any opening.
Wenger sent on new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the hour mark to improve things for his team but the Armenian was greeted with a second Swansea City goal after Jordan Ayew capitalised on a goalkeeping error from Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The aforementioned Clucas added a third goal for the home side in the last five minutes to condemn Arsenal to a 7th away defeat of the season.
The win makes it two successive victories and a third one from the last five games to help Carlos Carvahal’s side leapfrog West Brom, Southampton and Stoke City into 17th position with 23 points while Arsenal (42 points) stay in 6th spot and eight points off Liverpool (50 points) in fourth place.
Liverpool strengthened their grip on a top-four place with a dominant 3-0 win over out-of-sort Huddersfield Town at the John Smith Stadium with goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Huddersfield Town stay in 14th position despite the defeat though they are now significantly one point above the relegation zone.
In the third Premier League game on Tuesday night, West Ham United are into the top 10 following a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace.
Christian Benteke notched his 2nd goal of the season to give the visitors the lead in the 24th minute but West Ham captain Mark Noble levelled proceedings from the spot with two first half minutes left for his 50th Hammers’ goal.
Neither side could add to their goal tally as West Ham United (27 points) move one place from 11th to 10th spot while Crystal Palace (26 points) also move one place up the table from 13th to 12th position.