On This Day | Bafe at the double
Bafetimbi Gomis scored twice as Swansea City overcame Hull at the Liberty on April 4, 2015.
The French striker netted in each half, while Ki Sung-Yueng was also on target as the Swans moved to within a point of their record Premier League total of 47 with seven games remaining.
After a closely fought opening to the contest, Garry Monk’s side edged their noses ahead in the 18th minute.
Following a patient build-up, Allan McGregor could only parry Jonjo Shelvey’s long-range effort straight into the path of Ki, who made no mistake from close range.
The Swans doubled their lead 19 minutes later when Robbie Brady failed to clear Kyle Naughton’s header back into the Hull box, and Gomis unleashed a fierce acrobatic volley into the roof of the net.
The visitors responded five minutes after the break as Brady’s in-swinging free-kick from the right was turned home by Paul McShane in the six-yard box.
Within two minutes, Lukasz Fabianski did brilliantly to deny Michael Dawson and Dame N’Doye from close range as the Tigers sought the equaliser.
However, they faced an uphill task when David Meyler was shown a straight red card just 60 seconds later for a high challenge on Naughton.
And with Hull pushing as the clocked ticked into stoppage time, the Swans broke away to seal the points.
Following a well-timed Nathan Dyer challenge, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long clearance released Gomis, who raced clear before delicately lifting the ball over the advancing McGregor.