Result: Swansea City ease past Norwich City

Swansea City beat Norwich City 3-0 in their Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City have ended a run of six Premier League matches without a win by beating Norwich City 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

Michu had an early sight of goal for the hosts, but when the ball fell kindly to him inside the box, he scuffed an effort wide of the post.

Jonathan de Guzman of Swansea City scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Norwich City on March 29, 2014© Getty Images

Midway through the half the striker came close again as he was picked out in the middle by Jonjo Shelvey, before diverting the ball wide.

The hosts were in control and threatened again when Wayne Routledge exchanged passes with Michu, before bursting into the box and poking an effort towards goal that was tipped away by John Ruddy.

On the half-hour mark Swansea made their pressure count as Jonathan de Guzman picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area, before drilling a low strike into the bottom corner to give his side the lead.

In the 38th minute De Guzman scored his second of the afternoon when he latched onto Wilfried Bony's back-pass into the area and kept his composure to slot the ball into the far corner.

Wayne Routledge of Swansea City is closed down by Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match on March 29, 2014© Getty Images

At the start of the second half, Norwich almost pulled a goal back. Robert Snodgrass saw his strike cleared off the line by Ashley Williams, before Ricky van Wolfswinkel headed into the side-netting at the back post.

They had another big opportunity to find the net when Snodgrass picked out Johan Elmander in the box with a low cross, but Michel Vorm was alert to keep out his attempt.

With 15 minutes of the game left to play, Routledge made the points safe after he was played into the box by Shelvey and slotted a low effort past Ruddy.

Manager of Swansea City Gary Monk looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on March 15, 2014
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