Jordan Ayew was in scintillating form once again for the Swans as they defeated Everton to move out of the bottom three.
Ghana striker Jordan Ayew provided the assist as Fernando Llorente scored his 13th Premier League goal of the season to help Swansea City to a crucial 1-0 victory over Everton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Swans maintained their impressive run of form against the Toffees, making it six without defeat in this fixture thanks to Llorente’s close-range header 29 minutes in.
A shock defeat for Hull City at home to relegated Sunderland earlier in the day left the door open for Swansea to climb out of the drop zone, with the Welsh outfit’s victory taking them a point above the Tigers with two games to play.
A chance came and went for matchwinner Llorente to double his tally, rising highest to meet Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner but failing to find a way past Stekelenburg on this occasion.
Everton’s best chance of rescuing a point arrived in the final 10 minutes, with Kevin Mirallas heading wide from a Ross Barkley free kick, while Mawson was well positioned to clear Lukaku’s shot off the line.
Swansea were able to see out the closing seconds to make sure of the win, ensuring that Everton – winless on their travels since January – remain rooted in seventh place.
This was by far Ayew’s best game yet in a Swansea City shirt. His running in the channels provided a valuable outlet and it was his trickery that created the goal for Llorente. His trickery made him a real thorn in Everton’s side.