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SwanseaSwansea City
1-0
Burnley
Sung-yeung (81')
Olsson (28'), Ayew (91')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Hendrick (57')

Carlos Carvalhal: 'Swansea City really wanted to win against Burnley'

Carvalhal:
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Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal admits that he "really wanted to win" against Burnley, and accordingly brought on several attack-minded players to help secure a 1-0 win.

Carlos Carvalhal has expressed his delight with Swansea City's players following their 1-0 win over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Ki Sung-yeung's 81st-minute strike gave the Swans their third consecutive home win in the league and extended their unbeaten run to nine matches.

Carvalhal, whose arrival at Swansea has led to the team's upturn in form, joked about putting "all the meat inside the grill" in terms of bringing on attack-minded players in order to secure victory.

"I am very happy with my players, very proud of them, they are doing fantastic work. They follow 100% the strategy we create, very professional," the Portuguese told reporters after the game.

"We blocked [Burnley], we started creating problems and as you know during the game I was not happy because we wanted to win, we felt we really wanted to win which is why as a manager I can start to risk and put more players in attack.

"We put in Andre Ayew, Tammy Abraham, we had three attackers in the middle. We put all the meat in the barbecue, all the meat inside the grill, because we wished to win the game. I am very happy because that created a big impact."

The result sees Swansea climb to 15th in the table, two points clear of the bottom three.

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2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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