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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.'





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Date:Sunday March 20 2011

Time: 12:58PM

 

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