Swansea City 1-2 Everton: Barkley beauty sends Toffees into top four

Swansea City 1 - 2 Everton

  • 66" Seamus Coleman
  • 70" Bryan Oviedo (og)
  • 84" Ross Barkley

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 20,695

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Everton beat Swansea City 2-1 this afternoon.

Everton secured an impressive 2-1 victory away to Swansea City earlier today, to propel themselves into the top four of the Premier League.

After a goalless first-half, the visitors went ahead when Seamus Coleman scored from 25-yards in the 66th minute. But their lead was short-lived, with Swansea equalising just four minutes later, Dwight Tiendalli's volley finding the net via a deflection off Brian Oviedo.

It appeared the points would be shared, but Ross Barkley had other ideas, curling in a sublime free-kick to ensure the Toffees continued their impressive unbeaten run.

Roberto Martinez tasted victory for the first time against his former club, after four failed attempts with Wigan Athletic.  

The win means Everton are now just two points behind league leaders Liverpool, while Swansea remain 11th.

Statistics

Swansea City

Everton

Possession

54.5%
45.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Swansea City

  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Dwight Tiendalli
  • Ashley Williams
  • Chico
  • Ben Davies
  • Pablo Hernández
  • José Cañas
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Jonathan De Guzmán
  • Wilfried Bony

Substitutes

  • Álex Pozuelo
  • Leon Britton
  • Neil Taylor
  • Gregor Zabret
  • Roland Lamah
  • Álvaro
  • Jordi Amat

Everton

  • Tim Howard
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Gareth Barry
  • Ross Barkley
  • James McCarthy
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes

  • Steven Naismith
  • Apostolos Vellios
  • John Stones
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Joel Robles
  • Leon Osman
  • Antolin Alcaraz

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