Gomis scores late to give Swansea City 1-0 win over Aston Villa in EPL

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Bafetimbi Gomis' late strike clinched a deserved 1-0 win for Swansea as Aston Villa failed to climb away from the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday.

The forward bagged his sixth goal of the season with just three minutes left as the game looked to be heading towards a stalemate. Jefferson Montero's excellent low center found Gomis who fired in from six yards (meters).

Gomis had been denied twice by Brad Guzan, and Wayne Routledge had a shot cleared off the line as the Swans made most of the running at Villa Park.

Villa struggled to create and remain three points clear of the bottom three with Swansea eighth.

 Scott Sinclair almost equalized late but volleyed over from 10 yards.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.