Gomis’ brace earns Swans three points

Posted on Apr 5 2015 - 6:29pm by Natalie Lloyd


Bafetimbi Gomis scored twice today at the Liberty stadium in a game full of drama, leaving visitors, Hull only three points off the relegation zone.

It took the Swans 18 minutes to open the goal scoring, with Ki Sung-Yeung finding the back of the net after Jonjo Shelvey’s long-range shot was blocked by Keeper Allan McGregor, only to find Ki’s boot.

Swansea dominated the first half possession, and attempts on goal with plenty of long range shots from Jonjo Shelvey attacking the Hull goal.

It wasn’t long before Swansea added another goal to the score sheet with Bafetimbi Gomis taking advantage of Michael Dawson’s attempt to clear in the box and the French striker’s spectacular volley into the back of the net saw the Swans go ahead 2-0 in 38 minutes. The striker appears to be in an offside position when scoring, however the goal still stood.

The second half saw a more awake, inspired Hull, with Abel Hernandez striking within one minute of half restarting.

Two minutes later, a foul by Swansea’s Ashley Williams on Hull’s Dame N’Doye resulted in a yellow card for the Swansea defender and a yellow card for the Hull striker after seeing red following his challenge, resulting in him being held by Swansea’s Wayne Routledge, potentially preventing him getting a red card.

The free kick that Hull received resulted in their first goal of the day with Robbie Brady delivering the ball into the box. Alex Bruce assisted Paul Mcshane to defeat Lucasz Fabianski and find the back of the net. Hull had found their way back into the game.

Only moments later, Hull were reduced to 10-men after David Meyler’s challenge on Kyle Naughton resulted in the Irish international receiving a straight red card, and goal scorer Mcshane receiving a yellow card.

Naughton was substituted following the injury he had received from the foul, which resulted in a hospital visit for the defender.

Swansea city secured their three points late into the game with Gomis scoring his second goal of the day after being assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson following a break inside the Hull half.

Swansea Manager Garry Monk stated afterwards that he is looking for his team to finish the season with a record 47 points for the club.

Hull city are currently sitting at 15th with 28 points.