Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rodgers: It Was a Magnificent Performance

Rodgers: It Was a Magnificent Performance

Brendan Rodgers was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways with a 'magnificent' performance in the 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest.

Swansea City hadn't won in the previous 3 games which had dented their promotion hopes but they were back to their best yesterday - up against one of their promotion rivals.

Scott Sinclair opened the scoring with one of the best goals ever seen at the Liberty Stadium, before on-loan Chelsea striker Fabio Borini netted the first of his 2 goals to double our lead.

We couldn't go into the break at 2-0 though, as Boyd was given the time and space to turn inside the box and fire a shot past goalkeeper Dorus de Vries.

With the game at 2-1, the 3 points were far from safe. Forest looked like a strong outfit and it wasn't going to be easy in the second half as Billy Davies' side were certainly still in the game. Thankfully, we restored our 2-goal lead with Borini got his second, netting from a rebound.

A late scare saw former loanee Paul Anderson bring it back to 3-2 in the final few minutes, but we were able to hang on despite Forest hitting the woodwork.

It should have been a bigger scoreline for the Swans, as they dominated with almost 60% possession and the far better clear cut chances as Sinclair and Dyer both blazed shots over the bar from good positions.

Rodgers was pleased for Borini to score twice on his debut:

'I know what Fabio is about. He has a natural instinct to score goals but his honesty, work-rate, movement and attitude was fantastic.

'He's made a terrific start and you could see the reason why I have brought him to the club. Everyone can see his qualities and talent.

'His first goal was a sublime finish and the second one was wonderful because the ball came back to him quickly. They were finishes of top players.

'I'm really pleased for him. We were magnificent and it was a fantastic performance from the team.'

On the prospect of signing Borini permanently in the summer, he added: 'He has enjoyed his first couple of days here.

'I have spoken to his agent and Chelsea and if he becomes available at the end of the season then we will take a look at it. Let's wait and see what happens.'


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday March 20 2011
Time: 12:58PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Is It About Time We Started Utilising Amat More?

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat earlier this month told the press that he wanted first team football and was therefore unsure on his future at the club

Who is Swansea Transfer Target van der Wiel?

Swansea City are in the market for a right back, with reports linking them with free agent Gregory van der Wiel

When Does 2016/17 Start For Swansea (23/5/16)

With the curtain fully drawn on the 2015/16 season and only the Championship Play Off Final to go to complete next year's top flight teams, here's when the new season...

Negotiations In Place As Lille Look To Sign Eder

Negotiations are 'in place' as French side Lille are interested in signing striker Eder on a permanent deal

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Swansea City look to sign Leroy Fer?
Suggested By:
Yes72%
No28%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City5
2.Phil W4
3.Andyjack782
4.texasdave1
5.headingleyjack1
6.GThomas1