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Winning debut for Carvalhal as Swansea beat Watford 2-1

31 December 2017

"In this moment, I believe that 98 will say that we will be relegated".

New Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal says they are determined to defy the odds by avoiding relegation.

That lifted them off the bottom of the table, two points from safety. "Because we won everything is not ideal, and even if we did not win, not everything would be bad", he said. "We have a hard game against Tottenham on Tuesday, which will not be easy, and we have a very short time to prepare the strategy of the team". It is still a small percentage. Then, e ven after 1-1 we needed to keep focused until the end of the match.

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"But this is just the first step".

Dyer's low drive from distance was parried into Narsingh's path by Heurelho Gomes, and the Dutch winger coolly slotted home for Swansea's first Premier League away win since August.

In a lively start to the match, Jordan Ayew struck the bar from 25 yards for the visitors before Andre Carrillo headed Watford in front on 11 minutes. We tried to win. We need strong commitment to move things forward. "Also the fans were crucial for us, we felt them especially in the second half".

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They visit Watford on Saturday and a daunting January fixture list includes games against Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Silva said: "I didn't see much of a foul there".

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Winning debut for Carvalhal as Swansea beat Watford 2-1