Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Second Half Performance Pleases Monk

Second Half Performance Pleases Monk

Swansea City head coach Garry Monk was pleased with his side's 'dominant' second half performance in their 4-1 win against Aston Villa.

It wasn't the best of performances in the first half as Aston Villa cancelled out Bony's early opener before Shelvey scored a 50-yard wonder striker to put the hosts 2-1 in front at half time.

Villa struggled after the break though - surprisingly as they needed to start brightly in the hope of getting a second equaliser.

It never came, and the visitor's performance can be summed up by the away fans' chants of 'Lambert out'.

Monk said:

"It was a fantastic result for us.

"Four goals, a good team performance and good football.

"That`s what we wanted. We got the early goal but Villa came back and dominated. They put us on the back foot and could get our rhythm.

"It took a spectacular goal from Jonjo to give us back our confidence and that feeling of being back on top again.

"But there was only one team in it in the second half, we were totally dominant in every aspect.

"We`ve been in positions at half-time where we`ve been dominant and taken the lead, but then we`ve been punished.

"But we started the second half properly and there was some great passing, great movement and great goals in the end."


Monk also praised Shelvey for his strike and Bony for another two goals, he added:

"I know he wants to take this form into the World Cup and hit the ground running there.

"It`s been difficult given the season Michu`s had but Bony has stepped up to the plate and it`s a shame that we haven`t seen more of them as a pair together.

"You`d like to imagine that a fully-fit Michu and a fully-fit Bony would be a handful for any defence, that`s the only disappointing thing for me.

"But as far as Bony is concerned it`s not just his goals but the way he is.

"He`s a big character around the boys.

"He`s a leader, he works hard and his link-up play and his hold-up play is very good as well."


Talking of Shelvey:

"He`s come into the dressing room shouting 'Goal of the Season`. It was typical Jonjo,"

"He`s got that in the locker. People have been talking about his potential for years but it`s easy to forget he`s still only 21.

"But that goal was fantastic. He tries it in training and has the technique to pull it off.

"You can see the intent there so it was no fluke.

"He gave the goalkeeper no chance and only certain players have the
vision and ability to execute that.

"But what pleased me most was that it came at an important moment in the game."




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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday April 26 2014
Time: 10:54PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea City In Talks To Sign Bolanos?

Swansea City are being linked with a move for Gremio's Ecuadorian attacker Miller Bolanos

Gomis Would Have To Take Big Wage Cut To Join Marseille?

Latest speculation suggests that French side Marseille are interested in taking Bafetimbi Gomis on loan

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Opinions from Holland on Mike van der Hoorn

Some quick and brief opinions on Mike van der Hoorn, the Ajax defender that we look set to sign for around £2m

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup13%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup67%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup9%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup8%
something else2%
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.yugo231
2.Vital Swansea City1
3.Phil W1
4.Andyjack781