Carlos Carvalhal asks Jordan Ayew to be a 'leader' for Swansea

Jordan Ayew inspires Swansea City to victory over Watford

Their heroics came after Andre Carrillo had given the hosts an 11th-minute lead.

Fabianski denied Gray with a superb save in the 85th minute and Swansea equalised moments later as Ayew side-footed the ball home from close range after an inviting cross from the right was headed into the Ghanaian's path.

The equaliser came from a knockdown from Oli McBurnie, and then Carvalhal's tactical switch paid dividends again, as fellow substitutes Narsingh and Nathan Dyer combined for the victor.

Swansea's win over Watford was only their fourth from 21 Premier League games and it arrived in remarkable circumstances.

16 - Watford have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the @PremierLeague this season.

Stefano Okaka brought down Heurelho Gomes's goal kick skillfully before weighting a ideal pass inside the left channel to Richarlison. "We have to keep running and fighting and playing the Swansea way".

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"At this level, when you don't score, it gives them belief".

"If players do not play with the commitment and the heart, we would not have achieved this victory".

Both sides were neat in possession but Swansea created no chances, other than Ayew's effort, until the 60 minute, when Gomes easily saved Narsingh's shot.

New manager Carlos Carvalhal has claimed that Swansea City are capable of remaining in the Premier League.

"It's only our fault, like the game at Crystal Palace, in the last few minutes we lost the game again".

On Thursday, Carvalhal was named as the permanent successor to Paul Clement, and the former Sheffield Wednesday boss must now try to make up the five-point deficit to 17th place in the Premier League standings.

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