Date:Saturday December 29 2012
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup said he was delighted with the win at Fulham, which puts his team up to 9th in the table at the end of 2012.
Despite making 7 changes to the team that drew 0-0 at Reading on Boxing Day, and being without top scorer Michu, the Swans coped well and found the opener after 19 minutes when Graham netted off Dyer's parried shot.
de Guzman took advantage of a goalkeeping error early in the second half to double the advantage, but Fulham piled on the pressure to find an equaliser.
Laudrup shared his reaction of the 2-1 win with the Official Site:
'I knew it would be a hard game because it was our second away trip in the space of three days.
'We got the first goal which was important, but even after they scored, I knew it would be a long second half.
'They had 15-20 minutes where they put us under pressure after the goal but I knew that if they didn't score in that period, then we would win the game.
'But we've shown today that we can win in difficult circumstances because our passing wasn't at our best as Fulham pressed us well.'
Laudrup was also happy to see Graham come in and score, and also explained the reason for resting Vorm after just 2 games:
'It was so important for him to score,'
'Strikers love to score goals and when they don't, they are not happy.
'He hasn't scored that many this season and when they score, strikers can often go on and get four or five in a row.
'Michel has been out for eight weeks and with four games in 10 days, it was important to give him a rest.
'I had to think about the last game and the ones we have coming up and Gerhard came in and gave a great performance by making some important saves.'
Join Vital Swansea
To visit the Vital Swansea message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swansea
Date:Saturday December 29 2012
Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson & Ki Will Return (Thursday October 30 2014)
Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded (Thursday October 30 2014)
Bony Wins Man of the Match Poll vs Leicester (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Report - Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Monk & Pascoe Agree That It Wasn't a Red (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Line Ups & Updates: Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City (Sunday October 26 2014)
Stats: Swansea City v Leicester City (Saturday October 25 2014)
Monk: We'll Work On Our Decision Making (Saturday October 25 2014)
Report - Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City (Saturday October 25 2014)
|3. Man City||9||5||2||2||9||17|
|4. West Ham||9||5||1||3||5||16|
|8. Man Utd||9||3||4||2||3||13|
|Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson & Ki Will Return
» Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:52:00
|Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded
» Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:44:00
|Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
» WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00
|Varela Resumes Full Training
» WBA : 30/10/2014 17:07:00
|Koeman Delighted With Second Stoke Win
» Southampton : 30/10/2014 16:55:00