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Successful start for Guidolin as Swansea head coach with 2-1 win at Everton in Premier League

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LIVERPOOL, England — Francesco Guidolin enjoyed a winning start as Swansea head coach on Sunday when the Welsh club won 2-1 at Everton in the Premier League.

The Italian watched Monday's win over Watford from the stands but he was in full control as Swansea beat Everton for the first time in their 22 league meetings.

A sluggish Everton gifted Swansea the opener when ' woeful backpass led to 's penalty in the 17th minute.

's own goal nine minutes later drew Everton level but Andre Ayew restored Swansea's lead in the 34th.

's side has now conceded 22 goals in 12 home games, three more than anyone else.

The result lifted Swansea four points clear of the relegation zone and only four points behind Everton, in 12th.

PHOTO: Swansea City's Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Swansea at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 24,  2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Swansea City's Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Swansea at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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PHOTO: Swansea City's Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Swansea at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 24,  2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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