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Swansea beats Villa 1-0 in Premier League after Gomis strikes late

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BIRMINGHAM, England — Bafetimbi Gomis' late strike clinched a deserved 1-0 win for Swansea as Aston Villa failed to climb away from the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday.

The forward bagged his sixth goal of the season with just three minutes left as the game looked to be heading towards a stalemate. Jefferson Montero's excellent low center found Gomis who fired in from six yards (meters).

PHOTO: Swansea City's Bafetibis Gomis is mobbed by fans and stewards after scoring the winning goal, during the English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Dave Howarth, PA Wire)      UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -     NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES
Swansea City's Bafetibis Gomis is mobbed by fans and stewards after scoring the winning goal, during the English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Dave Howarth, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Gomis had been denied twice by Brad Guzan, and Wayne Routledge had a shot cleared off the line as the Swans made most of the running at Villa Park.

Villa struggled to create and remain three points clear of the bottom three with Swansea eighth.

 Scott Sinclair almost equalized late but volleyed over from 10 yards.

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