Llorente's injury-time brace gives Bradley 1st win in 9-goal thriller

Peter Cziborra / Reuters

What a way to get your first win in the Premier League.

Bob Bradley got his maiden victory as Swansea City bench boss, as substitute Fernando Llorente scored twice in injury time, netting in the 91st and 93rd minutes, to give the Swans a wild 5-4 win over Crystal Palace.

Swansea lead 3-1 late in the second half, only to watch Palace bulge the net three times in a nine-minute spell to seemingly give Alan Pardew's men an improbable three points.

Instead, Llorente inspired a stunning comeback, scoring twice in two minutes to break American manager Bradley's duck, and give the Welsh club a massive three points in the race to escape the league basement.

The astonishing finale left Palace bemoaning a sixth straight loss which has sucked the club to the brink of the drop zone.

Palace's abject recent form had left Pardew under pressure at the club he took to FA Cup final appearances as player and then, last season, as manager.

The club began the encounter just a point clear of the relegation zone and the late collapse means Swansea, who moved above Sunderland after the latter's loss at Liverpool, is now just two points behind Pardew's men, who are only out of the bottom three on goal difference.

Palace's losing run follows three successive September wins and it was similarly erratic form that cost Pardew fan support in his turbulent four years with Newcastle before quitting St James' park in January last year.

Llorente's injury-time brace gives Bradley 1st win in 9-goal thriller
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