Bob Bradley gets first Swansea win in 'crazy' match against Crystal Palace
Bob Bradley called his first win in the Premier League with Swansea City a "crazy" match that can serve as a turning point in his team's 2016-17 campaign.
Swansea were 3-1 up against Crystal Palace and looked to be cruising to victory before a Jack Cork own goal sandwiched in between close-range efforts from James Tomkins and Christian Benteke put Palace in front 4-3.
Fernando Llorente came off the bench to become Swansea's saviour, though, scoring two goals in stoppage time to earn his team all three points in the 5-4 win. The result marked Palace's sixth loss in a row and Bradley empathised with opposite number Alan Pardew following the roller-coaster match.
Bradley admitted he was furious with some of his players after they appeared to let their first win since the opening day of the season slip through their grasp, but in the end, the American boss was happy for his team
"I have been on both sides of games like that, so I understand how Palace feel," Bradley said. "As far as we are concerned, it was a huge victory and one which the group thoroughly deserves.
"However, when I see the deflection off Jack Cork's head, there is a moment when you think we just need some luck to turn things around.
"In the end, the character of the players shone through and I am very happy for them.
"It has been a difficult season and a lot of things have not bounced the right way. But we still show up every day with a great mentality and I couldn't be happier for that group.''
Victory also moved Swansea off the bottom of the table at Sunderland's expense, with Bradley's team now two points from safety. He added: "I see the win as a turning point in so many ways.
"Sometimes you feel like you need something crazy and maybe [this game] can be that moment.
"Having said that, we cannot take the good part without looking a little deeper. After all, you won't win matches like that every day.''