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Benik Afobe lifts Bournemouth clear as Swansea remain in danger

Bournemouth's Benik Afobe scores their second goal

Bournemouth recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since last March to hoist themselves nine points clear of the relegation zone and dent Swansea’s survival hopes. Eddie Howe felt he was ageing after his team’s difficult start to the year but this relentless display will have left him full of vigour.

Swansea pile further pressure on relegation-threatened Leicester

Leicester City fan in fancy dress before the match

There is no respite for Claudio Ranieri and his Leicester City players. The Italian has the “unwavering support” of his board but there was no sign of a positive response from his team on the pitch as Leicester suffered a fifth successive league defeat – something that has not happened to the reigning champions in England since 1956.

Gylfi Sigurdsson sinks Southampton and keeps Swansea looking up

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their second goal

It is amazing what a shot of confidence can do for a team. Seemingly resigned to relegation at the end of December, Swansea City signed off January with a third victory in four Premier League matches to continue their upward momentum under Paul Clement and give their survival chances another huge boost.

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Bournemouth's Benik Afobe scores their second goal

Benik Afobe lifts Bournemouth clear as Swansea remain in danger

Bournemouth recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since last March to hoist themselves nine points clear of the relegation zone and dent Swansea’s survival hopes. Eddie Howe felt he was ageing after his team’s difficult start to the year but this relentless display will have left him full of vigour.