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Everton beats Swansea 1-0 in Premier League

Updated: December 21, 2011, 18:49

Swansea City's Steven Caulker (left) sticks out a foot as Everton's Leon Osman has a shot on goal during their English Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011.    (AP Photo / Nigel French/PA ) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVE

LIVERPOOL, England(AP) Leon Osman's second-half goal was enough to give Everton a 1-0 win over Swansea on Wednesday as the Toffees climbed to 11th in the Premier League table.

Everton has struggled at home this season, picking up only eight points from eight previous games, but Osman secured the victory by heading in Royston Drenthe's corner in the 60th minute.

Swansea continued its poor away form, as the Welsh club has only picked up three points on the road this season.

Everton took control late in the first half and should have taken the lead in the 38th minute when Magaye Gueye was too deliberate with his shot, allowing goalkeeper Michel Vorm to make a good stop.

The host continued to press in the second half, Vorm was finally beaten with a straightforward goal from a corner.

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