Aston Villa 1-2 Swansea City: Pressure mounts on Sherwood after Ayew winner

Aston Villa 1 - 2 Swansea City

  • 62" Jordan Ayew
  • 68" Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 87" André Ayew

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 33,324

Villa Park Outside

Tim Sherwood remains under pressure after Aston Villa's 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City.

Tim Sherwood's time as Aston Villa manager could be coming to an end after his side were beaten 2-1 at home by Swansea City.

Sherwood went in to the game with many believing that it could be his final match as Villa boss, with just one win to his name this season.

However, he will have been thinking that his fortunes were changing as summer signing Jordan Ayew got his first goal for Villa with a header on the hour mark.

Out-of-form Swansea roared back though, as Gylfi Sigurdsson hammered home a long range free kick, which left Brad Guzan stranded and pulled Garry Monk's men level.

The game was then finely poised, but it was Swansea who took all three points as Andre Ayew - the brother of aforementioned Jordan - swooped with just three minutes left to play, converting Kyle Naughton's cross to pile the pressure on Sherwood.

The coming days could be vital for Sherwood's future as Villa boss, with today's result leaving his side with just four points from ten games.

Meanwhile, Swansea have ended a six-match winless won, and move up to 11th place with 13 points, recording a vital victory today.

Statistics

Aston Villa

Swansea City

Possession

47.9%
52.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Alan Hutton
  • Micah Richards
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Jack Grealish
  • Rudy Gestede

Substitutes

  • Jordan Amavi
  • Adama Traoré
  • Mark Bunn
  • José Ángel Crespo
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Carles Gil

Swansea City

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Federico Fernández
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • André Ayew
  • Ki Sung-yueng
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Jefferson Montero
  • Bafétimbi Gomis

Substitutes

  • Jack Cork
  • Modou Barrow
  • Kristoffer Nordfeldt
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Angel Rangel
  • Eder
  • Leon Britton

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