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Llorente is a nightmare to handle, even in Swansea training: Olsson

Swansea City 3 Burnley 2

Fernando Llorente sank Burnley with two headers before Martin Olsson admitted Spain's World Cup-winning striker has his Swansea team-mates running scared.

Llorente settled a controversial Liberty Stadium clash as his stoppage-time winner secured a 3-2 victory to lift Swansea five points clear of the relegation zone.

It was Llorente's 10th league goal since the end of November. And Swedish full-back Olsson revealed no one messes with the 6ft 4in former Juventus and Sevilla star on the training ground.

"Fernando is the same in training, he wins absolutely everything in the air," said Olsson. "He is a nightmare when we do attack versus defence in training.

"He has been at big clubs before, but he is a really humble guy and works so hard. The team's style of play suits him."

Llorente's opener was quickly cancelled out by an Andre Gray penalty, incorrectly awarded by referee Anthony Taylor.

The Cheshire official, who it is understood returned from a stag do in Marbella at the start of the week, felt a Swansea player had handled inside the box, but replays showed the ball struck the arm of Burnley striker Sam Vokes.

"We did not want to feel sorry for ourselves," Olsson said. "We did not want the referee to decide the game, so we kept going."

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