Swansea City shocked Arsenal 2-1 in their English Premier League clash in London on Wednesday night. Both sides were desperate for the three points with the Gunners looking to close the gap at the top while Swansea were looking to move away from the bottom three. The first big chance fell to the hosts in the 10th minute when Alexis Sanchez hit a curling attempt that bounced off the inside of the post and straight to Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Then on 14 minutes the home side took the lead when Sanchez played a dink pass over the top that found Joel Campbell who hit his volley expertly on the turn and into the back of the net. Arsene Wenger’s side had control of the game and then against the run of play Jack Cork slid through Wayne Routledge who passed the ball past Petr Cech and into the bottom corner. Wenger’s boys should have taken the lead on 40 minutes when Per Mertesacker headed down a ball into the box, which found Olivier Giroud, but the striker rattled the cross bar with his volley.
The first chance of the second half fell to Francesco Guidolin’s men as Andre Ayew put through Gylfi Sigurdsson who rounded Cech but could not put the ball into an empty net from an acute angle. Sanchez then struck the framework for the second time as his well struck free kick from just outside the box hit the crossbar. City then completed the comeback as a free kick from out wide was whipped in with pace by Sigurdsson,
Cech came for it and missed and Ashley Williams bundled the ball over the line.
The game finished 2-1 to the Welsh club to dent Arsenal’s title challenge massively although the blow will be softened by Spurs losing at West Ham and Leicester being held to a draw the night before against West Brom. This result does however help ease the relegation pressure faced by Swansea.