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Premier League: Swansea AFC stun Liverpool FC to dent their title chances

Liverpool FC’s title challenge suffered a huge setback as they succumbed to a 2-3 defeat against bottom-placed side Swansea AFC.

football Updated: Jan 21, 2017 21:10 IST
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Fernando Llorente scored twice as Swansea AFC pulled off a sensational victory against Liverpool FC in the Premier League.(REUTERS)

Swansea City AFC repelled a dramatic comeback from Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool FC title chasers to earn their first-ever league win at Anfield on Saturday.

The Welsh strugglers leapt out of the bottom three with a quite extraordinary win that stunned Liverpool fans who had not seen their title challengers lose a home match league there since defeat by Manchester United a year ago.

Spanish international Fernando Llorente was the hero in Swansea’s first league victory under new manager Paul Clement, toe-poking the ball home two minutes after halftime and heading home another five minutes later.

After Roberto Firmino had dragged Liverpool back into the game with two quite superb goals, it seemed wholly unlikely that the visitors could survive the onslaught until the ball broke for Gylfi Sigurdsson to slot home their 74th minute winner.

First Published: Jan 21, 2017 20:29 IST