Swansea City left St Mary’s with all three points after a 1-0 upset win against Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday. An early foul by Maya Yoshida saw a free kick being awarded to Swansea. The first goal attempt came from James Ward-Prowse but his attempt was saved.
Bafetimbi Gomis tried to net a goal but missed to the top left corner. The 16th minute saw a forced substitution due to an injury. Harrison Reed’s right footed attempt missed to the left before the game was delayed again due to another injury; this time on Jay Fulton.
Jonjo Shelvey tried a through ball but Gomis was caught off side as the visitors pressed. A missed attempt by Ryan Bertrand was followed by another chance by Dusan Tadic. Neil Taylor was shown a yellow card for a bad foul just before the first half ended goalless.
As the second half started it seemed to become harder for both teams to score. From a set piece situation Federico Fernandez headed the ball but missed to the left. A double goal attempt from Ward-Prowse followed but both were saved. Yoshida was shown a yellow card for a bad foul in the 64th minute in what was proving to be a tight encounter.
A goal finally came in the 83rd minute from Shelvey putting the Swans in the lead. Garry Monk’s men would hold on and secure all three points, much to to the disappointment of Ronald Koeman.