Premier League wrap: Carvalhal's instant impact at Swansea

Carlos Carvalhal bullish ahead of Swansea relegation battle

Carvalhal was sacked by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday on Christmas Eve, but Swansea surprisingly chose the Portuguese coach to replace Paul Clement, who lost his job on December 20 with the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier League.

"Because we won one game, we are not in paradise, with the birds and flowers", Carvalhal joked.

While Carvalhal said that him and his team have always believed that Swansea can stay up, he said that this win should start to convince more people of that too. "It will be very, very hard. But this is the first step".

Ayew had already hit the crossbar for Swansea before they fell behind after 11 minutes when Lukasz Fabianski blocked Richarlison's angled drive at his near post.

Watford then dominated proceedings and had a Molla Wague goal harshly ruled out for a slight shove on Tammy Abraham.

The equaliser came from a knockdown from Oli McBurnie, and fellow substitutes Narsingh and Nathan Dyer combined for the victor.

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The ball fell to the feet of Narsingh, who slotted it home to spark bedlam in the visiting dugout and despair on the home bench.

"Before the game I said if you ask 100 people, 100 will say we will be relegated".

"We want Jenkins out", immediately rang out from the away end, which was far from full, as supporters continued their protest against the club's chairman.

"But I am happy with what I saw".

"I also hadn't seen it until now but it looks like there was a small offside for their first goal".

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