SEASON REVIEW: Part three
3rd June 2015
Following on from part one and two of our in-depth season review of Swansea City's incredible history-making Premier League campaign, today we bring you the third and final part of this season's story.
In the final part of our review, we take a look back at the final few months of the season as the Swans secure a historic league double over Arsenal before breaking their Premier League record points total.
In a five-goal thriller at White Hart Lane, the Swans were edged out 3-2 by Mauricio Pochettino's side, despite goals from Ki and Sigurdsson, before suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool.
But the Swans ensured they ended the month on a high with a battling 1-0 win at Aston Villa as Bafe Gomis fired Monk's men to a late winner at Villa Park.
Gomis continued his impressive form into April as he bagged a brace to help the Swans beat Hull City 3-1 in convincing fashion at the Liberty.
But the French striker limped off in the following home counter against Everton. Although his absence was felt, a Shelvey penalty in the second period was enough to help the Swans equal their best-ever points tally in the Premier League after Aaron Lennon's first-half opener.
However, the Swans were made to wait another week to surpass their record total when they were caught cold at the King Power Stadium as survival-chasing Leicester ran out 2-0 winners over Monk's men.
But thanks to goals from Oliveira, Sigurdsson and Cork, the Swans made yet more history at St. James' Park when they surpassed their record tally after coming from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-2 to hit the 50-point mark for the very first time.
Following their record-breaking win at St. James' Park, the Swans tightened their grip on eighth place in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at home to Stoke, courtesy of Jefferson Montero's first goal for the club and a late Ki Sung-Yueng strike.
And yet more history was made when the Swans completed their sixth league double of the season with a stunning 1-0 win at Arsenal.
Despite the hosts dominating possession throughout, Monk's men put in a phenomenally resilient performance before Gomis came off the bench to head home a late winner.
The result put the Swans within a point of seventh-placed Southampton and two points of Tottenham Hotspur with two games left to play.
But Swansea's penultimate game of the season - the final home fixture of the campaign - pitted Monk's side against last season's champions Manchester City.
Despite going toe-to-toe with Manuel Pellegrini's side, the Swans fell just short in a six-goal thriller in SA1 as goals from Sigurdsson and Gomis weren't enough to prevent a 4-2 defeat to the Citizens.
And with results going against Swansea elsewhere, it meant Europa League qualification was now off the cards.
In the final game of the league season, the Swans suffered a narrow 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace. But in spite of defeat, nothing could take the shine off what has been a truly remarkable season for Garry Monk's Swansea City.