Francesco Guidolin: Confidence key to Swansea City survival

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Everton 1-2 Swansea: Francesco Guidolin proud of 'fantastic' win

New head coach Francesco Guidolin says Swansea's victory at Everton will give them confidence in their bid to stay in the Premier League.

The Italian's reign began with a much-needed 2-1 win at Goodison Park.

Swansea are up to 15th in the Premier League table and are four points clear of the relegation zone after a second successive win.

"Confidence is very key and our confidence is improved," Guidolin said.

"The table was not good and still not good. Day-by-day we will play more matches and try to win."

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Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty gave Swansea the lead but Everton levelled when Gareth Barry's near-post flick from a corner was touched into his own net by Jack Cork.

Andre Ayew's deflected strike secured Swansea's first ever league win over Everton and back-to-back victories for the first time this season.

Former Udinese and Monaco coach Guidolin had watched Swansea's 1-0 win over Watford on Monday from the Liberty Stadium directors' box.

"It's all new and my first Premier League game was away against a very strong team like Everton so it's fantastic [to get the win]," Guidolin added.

"This is a new world but football is the same."

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