SWANSEA, United Kingdom (AFP) – Late goals from Ki Sung-yeung and Wayne Routledge saw Swansea move back into the top six of the Premier League after their 2-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday meant the visitors remained pointless on the road this season.
QPR goalkeeper Rob Green had produced what looked like a sterling performance to secure a first away point of the campaign for the west London club.
The former England international made a series of fine saves to thwart Wilfried Bony, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Routledge at the Liberty Stadium.
But there was nothing Green could do to stop Ki’s 78th-minute shot which flew in via the aid of the post – only the South Korean midfielder’s second goal for the club and his first on home turf – before the Swans doubled their lead five minutes later when Routledge fired into the bottom corner.
Defeat left QPR manager Harry Redknapp’s side rooted in the relegation zone and increasingly reliant on their form at Loftus Road to pull them out of the bottom three.
But Redknapp could take heart from a defensive performance by the Hoops which for long spells kept Swansea at bay.