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Wilfried Bony | Forward

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 176

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Wifried Bony continued his productive first season in the Premier League by scoring his 12th and 13th goals of the season to help Swansea City defeat Newcastle United 1-2, and earn three crucial points in the process.
While Swansea City have had a rough go of it in the league, Bony has developed nicely and has picked up the slack at the scoring end this season left by Michu, who missed out due to injury again. One can only imagine how the two could work together when both are fully fit. After conceding the opening goal, the Swans leveled just before halftime as Bony showed his power in the air with a strong header resulting from a Ben Davies corner. Then with a draw looking imminent in second half stoppage time, Marvin Emnes closed in on Newcastle's goal only to be brought down by Cheik Tiote for a penalty which Bony converted smoothly. Swansea are six points clear with a comfortable goal difference and should be safe to stay up for another season. Apr 19 - 12:19 PM

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Wilfried Bony's powerful first half header plus Mathieu Flamini's late own goal saw Swansea gain a valuable point in the battle to stay up in the Premier League.

Swansea were the better team for most of the match at the Emirates on Tuesday. They frustrated Arsenal's attack and managed to soak up a rare possession deficit. Wilfried Bony even managed to score an early headed goal from a Neil Taylor cross. Swansea stumbled for two minutes and saw Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud score in quick succession in the 73rd and 74th minutes. All looked lost until a Wojciech Szczesny save deflected off of Mathieu Flamini and into the Arsenal net for the final 2-2 scoreline. Michu started his first match in a long time but didn't appear to be back to last season's form.

Swansea City gave Everton all they could handle but would eventually come up short in a 3-2 loss at Goodison Park.

The result wasn't there for the Swans but there were signs of encouragement in their attack. Unfortunately, the Chico foul that awarded Everton a penalty early on helped the Toffees stay out of reach in the end. Swansea would level at 1-1, thanks to Wilfried Bony, who seems to have a nose for the net in fixtures that are deemed difficult by most, as he notched his 11th league goal. Everton would then score twice unanswered to seemingly put the game to bed, but a late set piece got them back in it as Pablo Hernandez curled a corner into the box and Ashley Williams smashed it home with his head. It proved to be too little, too late. Michu began the game on the bench but looked lively in his twenty minute run out to finish the match.
Mar 22 - 1:36 PM

Swansea City erased a two goal deficit and would level the match after falling behind a second time, but they could not keep pace with Liverpool for the full 90 minutes in a 4-3 loss.

In a contest filled with one exciting goal after another, one could argue the first Swansea goal from Jonjo Shelvey was the most admirable. After falling behind 2-0 on twenty minutes, the Swans began their comeback when Nathan Dyer sprinted across the top of the box and delivered a crisp pass to Shelvey who executed a brilliant one-touch rising effort for his 5th goal of the season. Wilfried Bony had the better fantasy day however, bagging his third brace of the season, though the first one he was credited looked to take a significant deflection off of martin Skrtel before finding the net. It was a fine performance from the Swans attack, and their assets in fantasy should not be ignored in favorable matchups, especially when Michu returns.
Feb 23 - 10:49 AM

Swansea City continued to struggle with another loss today, this time on the road against West Ham United despite a man advantage for the final half hour, in a 2-0 final.

Just one point gained from their last six league games, Swansea are in serious trouble. Despite the man advantage, they could not translate their midfield possession game into a successful attacking game in the final third. Wilfried Bony had one good chance in the first half, but a key tackle by James Tompkins kept the striker from getting off a clean shot. The Swans host Cardiff next in a game that will be looked at as a must win for Michael Laudrup.
Feb 1 - 10:09 AM

With a rash of injuries throughout the squad, Swansea City could not handle a stronger Spurs side and they continued their poor run of form with a 1-3 loss to Tottenham.

It is hard to believe the shape of things at Liberty Stadium compared to a year ago, when Michael Laudrup guided the Swans to European competition. However, with the extra European commitments and a plethora of injured stars, Swansea are reeling now and need to turn things around fast lest they face relegation. They played on equal footing with Spurs for the first half hour but were eventually stretched, and supporters watched in agony when Jonjo Shelvey limped off in the second half. Wilfried Bony was a bright side yet again, looking sharp when attacking the net, and his efforts were validated with a consolation goal.
Jan 19 - 10:38 AM

Wilfried Bony scored twice for Swansea City but it was not enough to get a positive result at home, as they dropped points to Manchester City in a 2-3 final.

Bony looked as sharp as he ever has since his arrival to Wales, giving Vincent Kompany and the rest of Manchester City's defense fits all afternoon. Both scores came in stoppage time, one in each half. The first was created from a Jonathan de Guzman cross that found Bony for a simple header, the latter came when the Sky Blues were in control with a two goal advantage late on, as he sent a nasty 25 yard screamer into the far corner. Bony has all the physical attributes you want in a striker and can be in the conversation as a 3rd forward option, but the Swans travel to Old Trafford next so investment may need to be put on hold.
Jan 1 - 10:08 AM

Swansea City have been given a major fitness boost as Wifried Bony, Angel Rangel and Michel Vorm are all in the squad as they travel to Switzerland to take on St. Gallen tomorrow evening.

Only time will tell if the trio will even feature in the Europa match, let alone start. The Vorm inclusion is especially puzzling as the Dutch international was thought to be over a knee problem, but the injury cropped up again and he didn't start Monday night. Forty-eight hours later he is apparently fine....again. Even if Vorm starts tonight, there are too many question marks surrounding his injury to invest. Otherwise, the preferred XI is nearing full strength, making someone like Michu a nice prospect as the Swans travel to Norwich City.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Wifried Bony's hamstring injury, after initially thought to keep him out for several weeks, has been found to be of the Grade 1 variety, meaning his recovery should take around 10 days.

Swansea does not play their Week 16 fixture until next Monday night, so while the midweek matchup with Newcastle should come too soon for the striker, he may be ready for the Monday night game when Swansea host Hull City. He's currently prices under 10m, so investment as a 3rd striker option looks attractive.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Wilfried Bony was substituted early for Swansea City during their Europa League match against Valencia with a suspected hamstring injury.

Bony looked to pull a hammy around the 38th minute of the match, and he was subbed off four minutes later. His availability for this weekend's trip to Manchester City is unknown. He is not a high ranking prospect for Week 13, but his absence would make chances for a Manchester City clean sheet greater, as the Swans will still be without Michu as well.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Swansea City will feel aggrieved not to have three points after Bony's second goal put them up 3-2 late.

Stoke City were awarded a dubious penalty in the dying minutes of the match that they duly converted to split the points with Swansea City. Stoke went up 2-0 in the first half on strikes from Jon Walters and back-from-the-dead Stephen Ireland but Swansea scored three straight with Bony scoring on either side of Nathan Dyer. The stoppage time penalty by Charlie Adam provided the final score. Going forward, it will be hard for Michael Laudrup to keep record signing Bony out of the squad after this performance regardless of Michu's health.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Wilfried Bony, Swansea's record signing, is being forced to do extra training sessions as manager Michael Laudrup looks to get him fit and adapted to the Premier League.

Bony will be called upon to play a bigger role for Swansea now that Michu has an injury. If he can help them bounce back from their derby loss to Cardiff at the weekend, he can go a long way towards repaying his transfer fee.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Swansea continued to add young Spanish talent with Spanish youth international Alvaro Vazquez arriving on loan from Getafe.

Wilfried Bony has played a surprisingly small part in Swansea's line-up so far with two substitute appearances and one start that ended after 66 minutes. The implication is that Bony isn't incredibly fit. The fact that Swansea's line-ups have reverted to last season's forward-less formations as Bony gains fitness underlined the need for some depth. In Vazquez, Michael Laudrup continued his trend of buying young and/or Spanish this Summer by doing both. If this is the year Vazquez takes a step up, then Swansea have done well. If not, they will still need depth at forward come January.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:53:00 AM

Wilfried Bony's debut goal was minor consolation for Swansea in an ugly season-opening loss to Manchester United.

Swansea came off of the summer on a high fueled by strong signings and early Europa Cup success only to get crushed in their opener by Manchester United. In a surprise move, Bony was held out at the beginning of the match. He came on at halftime and immediately made the Swans more dangerous but United was just too much for the defending League Cup champions.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 02:38:00 PM

With Europa League qualification under way, new signing Wilfried Bony looked great with a brace in his competitive debut for Swansea against Malmo FF.

Talk about a dream debut. Two goals in his first competitive match for the club which doubled as their first match in Europe since 1991. It's fine to be skeptical that this will be a predictor of Premier League performance since Malmo FF isn't exactly Manchester United. However, if Bony can score 15 goals and allow Michu to play the supporting role that he is most comfortable in then Swansea will be a formidable team capable of competing with Liverpool, Everton and maybe even a Bale-less Spurs.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:51:00 AM