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Apr 24

Britton’s video lesson for Swansea team

Midfielder Leon Britton gives Swansea City team-mates copies of a video about the club’s rise before their win over Stoke City.

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Apr 23

Leon Britton turns Swansea history teacher in bid to avoid relegation | Jake Bacon

Britton was part of the Swansea team who avoided relegation out of the Football League in 2003 and he is ensuring the current players know the club’s story

If there is any player who knows what it takes to fight for survival at Swansea City, it is their club captain, Leon Britton. Swansea were 90 minutes away from dropping out of the Football League in May 2003 but they beat Hull City to avoid relegation. Britton, who was just 20 at the time, played in the Swans team that won 4-2 in a game that was a catalyst for the club’s rise to the Premier League.

Saturday’s 2-0 win over Stoke City ended a six-game winless run and saw a familiar face restored to the starting XI. Britton, now at the ripe old age of 34, played his first game since December after injuries and non-selection kept him out of the team. The midfielder, who has been with the club for 15 years across two spells, controlled the tempo of the game and was given a standing ovation when leaving the pitch with five minutes remaining.

Related: Fernando Llorente and Tom Carroll seal Swansea’s vital win over Stoke

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Apr 22

Boss Clement backs Swansea’s momentum

Boss Paul Clement believes Swansea’s win over Stoke could provide the momentum they need to stay in the Premier League.

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Apr 21

Swansea City v Stoke City: match preview

While Stoke require more consistency if ninth place is to be theirs this season the real pressure is on Swansea, for whom the winter revival under Paul Clement is starting to look very distant after five defeats in six matches. The games are starting t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/21/swansea-city-stoke-city-match-preview

Apr 20

Clement backs Llorente after criticism

Swansea City boss Paul Clement defends top scorer Fernando Llorente following criticism about the striker’s work ethic.

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Apr 20

Football lights ‘damaging dark sky bid’

Swansea City AFC’s training ground is causing light pollution, an environmental group claims.

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Apr 20

Swansea City still believe they can stay up

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement says his side still have the belief they can avoid Premier League relegation.

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Apr 17

Swansea can avoid relegation – Olsson

Swansea defender Martin Olsson says they can pick up points from five Premier League games and avoid relegation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39619445

Apr 15

Stoke game ‘biggest since play-off win’

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says Stoke City game biggest the club has seen since the 2011 Championship play-off final.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39610819

Apr 15

Swansea’s relegation worries deepen after Watford’s Étienne Capoue pounces

Paul Clement believes the visit of Stoke next Saturday is a must-win game for his Swansea side as they remain embroiled in the battle for Premier League survival.

This defeat at Watford in a poor game on Saturday deepened their worries, Étienne Capoue scoring the only goal after dispossessing Alfie Mawson on the edge of the penalty area. Mawson’s dawdling proved costly as Watford saw out the game to all but assure themselves of another season in the top flight.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/15/watford-swansea-city-premier-league-match-report

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