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Late Ki Sung-yueng strike gives Swansea City crucial win over Burnley

Swansea City edged further away from the Premier League relegation zone as Ki Sung-yueng scored a late goal to beat Burnley 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Swansea enjoyed more than two-thirds of possession but both teams struggled to create clear-cut opportunities in the first half.

It changed after the interval when visitors Burnley threatened to score with a stinging half-volley from winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson but he was denied with a stunning fingertip save by Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal introduced January signing Andre Ayew and Tammy Abraham to maintain a sustained spell of pressure and it was rewarded with a string of chances.

The goal finally arrived when right back Kyle Naughton set up a Ki for a drilled effort from the edge of the area with less than 10 minutes left.

The victory moved Swansea up to 15th in the table, two points clear of the bottom three, and extended their unbeaten run to nine matches in all competitions.

They have played with greater fluency and purpose since the arrival of Carvalhal, who has lost only one of his 11 matches in all competitions since taking charge in December.

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