Swansea City 1-2 Everton: Barkley beauty sends Toffees into top four

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Everton beat Swansea City 2-1 this afternoon.

Everton secured an impressive 2-1 victory away to Swansea City earlier today, to propel themselves into the top four of the Premier League.

After a goalless first-half, the visitors went ahead when Seamus Coleman scored from 25-yards in the 66th minute. But their lead was short-lived, with Swansea equalising just four minutes later, Dwight Tiendalli's volley finding the net via a deflection off Brian Oviedo.

It appeared the points would be shared, but Ross Barkley had other ideas, curling in a sublime free-kick to ensure the Toffees continued their impressive unbeaten run.

Roberto Martinez tasted victory for the first time against his former club, after four failed attempts with Wigan Athletic.  

The win means Everton are now just two points behind league leaders Liverpool, while Swansea remain 11th.

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