Swansea City looked destined for another loss after watching a two-goal lead disappear, but the Swans pulled off a dramatic comeback to help Bob Bradley make history.
Fernando Llorente’s stoppage-time double helped hand Bradley his first English Premier League victory in a 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Swansea City and Crystal Palace changed leads an astonishing four times by the final whistle. Llorente scored both of the late goals, after a brace from Leroy Fer and a curling Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick in the first half.
Bradley’s first win comes in his sixth match with the Swans, after coming into a nightmare schedule that resulted in losses to Arsenal, Stoke City and Manchester United. The club’s defensive frailties have been made excruciatingly clear during Bradley’s tenure, and the quality of the goals they allowed today proves there’s still work to be done.
The Welsh club jumped over Sunderland to 19th place after the victory, just two points from safety. While 25 league matches remain in the season, the bottom half of the table remains incredibly close-knit. Only seven points separate 10th place Bournemouth from Sunderland in dead-last.
Here are the highlights from Saturday’s wild finish: