Tammy Abraham scores twice to give Swansea victory over Huddersfield

Paul Clement emerged for the post-match press conference with his tie removed and his shirt collar loosened slightly. It was down to the unexpected mid-October heat, he said, but a sense of a weight being lifted was palpable nonetheless. Swansea City, more assertive than at any point in the season, had deserved their first home points from a match that had been laden with consequence from the outset and nobody minded that they had enjoyed a healthy slice of luck in getting them.

If this is the win that resets Swansea’s trajectory, so positive under Clement until recent weeks, then the Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lössl will be high on the list of people to thank. Swansea’s early vigour had faded when the Dane, receiving a straightforward back-pass three minutes before half-time, paused to assess his options. They seemed clear-cut: there was no team-mate free to receive possession and, with Tom Carroll and Jordan Ayew in his eyeline, a wallop towards the halfway line would hardly be sacrilege. Instead he looked for a short pass that simply was not there, presenting the ball to Carroll. He made straight for the penalty area and centred for Tammy Abraham, who scored the first of his two goals.

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Paul Clement emerged for the post-match press conference with his tie removed and his shirt collar loosened slightly. It was down to the unexpected mid-October heat, he said, but a sense of a weight being lifted was palpable nonetheless. Swansea City, more assertive than at any point in the season, had deserved their first home points from a match that had been laden with consequence from the outset and nobody minded that they had enjoyed a healthy slice of luck in getting them.If this is the win that resets Swansea’s trajectory, so positive under Clement until recent weeks, then the Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lössl will be high on the list of people to thank. Swansea’s early vigour had faded when the Dane, receiving a straightforward back-pass three minutes before half-time, paused to assess his options. They seemed clear-cut: there was no team-mate free to receive possession and, with Tom Carroll and Jordan Ayew in his eyeline, a wallop towards the halfway line would hardly be sacrilege. Instead he looked for a short pass that simply was not there, presenting the ball to Carroll. He made straight for the penalty area and centred for Tammy Abraham, who scored the first of his two goals. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/14/swansea-city-huddersfield-town-premier-league-match-report

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