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Crystal Palace v Swansea City: Child's play for Fabianski

By Staff Reporter

New dad Lukasz Fabianski is hoping to celebrate a special Christmas with another three points for Swansea at Crystal Palace.

Fabianski became a father for the first time three days before Christmas and then kept a second successive clean sheet on Boxing Day as Swansea beat West Brom 1-0.

It was Swansea's first win in eight attempts and moved them out of the Premier League relegation zone ahead of today's trip to fifth-placed Palace.

"I had a boy, he came on the 22nd and was back home on Christmas Day," said Poland goalkeeper Fabianski.

"It's my first child and I will have to leave home now, but we have family over so it is a good time. Hopefully we can continue this good feeling at Palace because the situation we've found ourselves in is not the best."

Swansea are still searching for a new manager, nearly three weeks after Garry Monk was sacked, but caretaker boss Alan Curtis has proved a calming presence.

The performance against West Brom was probably the least impressive of Curtis' three games in charge, but the spirit which brought him a first win shone through.

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