Bournemouth Modou Barrow

Snapshot | Mo makes his mark

12th April 2020
First team

Modou Barrow salutes the away fans after becoming the first Gambian to score in the Premier League in Swansea City’s defeat at Bournemouth in March 2016.

The Swans – with Alan Curtis in the dug-out as Francesco Guidolin continued to recover from illness – lost 3-2 in an entertaining encounter, with Barrow’s first league goal for the club proving a notable landmark.

It meant players from 95 different nations had scored in the Premier League since its formation in 1992.

The visitors had fallen behind to Max Gradel’s strike in the 39th minute, but Barrow would quickly reply for the Swans.

Josh King restored the Cherries’ advantage after the break, but the Swans hit back again through Gylfi Sigurdsson.

But it wouldn’t be enough for a point, as Steve Cook headed in the winner.

The result left the Swans 16th in the table, eight points above the relegation zone. They would go on to finish the season 12th.