On This Day | Llorente signs off at the Liberty

21st May
Club

Fernando Llorente signed off at Swansea City with the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on May 21, 2017.

The Spaniard netted his 15th goal of the season as the Swans scored twice in the last 18 minutes to come from behind and take the spoils at the Liberty.

It would prove to be Llorente’s final strike for Swansea before moving to Tottenham Hotspur the following summer.

Jordan Ayew had levelled the contest with his first goal for the club; cancelling out Jonny Evans’ first-half header.

Following a 2-0 victory at Sunderland the previous week that ensured another season of Premier League football, there was a relaxed mood at the Liberty on the final day of the campaign.

However, the Swans fell behind in the 33rd minute as they failed to deal with Darren Fletcher’s corner, allowing an unmarked Evans to head home at the far post.

The hosts responded well after the break and equalised in the 72nd minute.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – also playing his final game for the club before his summer departure to Everton – floated in a free-kick that Llorente nodded across the area for Ayew to tuck home.

And Llorente completed the turnaround four minutes from time when he volleyed past Ben Foster from Luciano Narsingh’s cross; giving the Swans their fourth win from five games and securing a 15th-place finish in the Premier League.

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