Nathan Dyer scores twice as Swansea beat West Brom at Liberty Stadium. He does in the 2nd and then in the 71st after the 24 minite goal from Wayne Routlage. West Brom improve after the break but still cannot find a goal. Monk:
It’s a good start but that’s all it is. There’s a long way to go and a lot more work to do, but it’s good to have the winning habit. We know what we are. We’ll try to get to that 40-point barrier as quickly as possible, that will always be our target. It’s only our fourth year in the Premier League and expectations come with winning games but we have to get there as soon as possible.
Dyer gives his side the lead in the 23rd minute after Micheal Duff hesitates on closing him down. Swansea use the 4-2-3-1 against their opponent’s 4-4-2 and this proves significant. He takes possession motors away from Ben Mee and carries on his surge into the area when Duff continues to back away and Tom Heaton gets a hand to the nearest post shot but not enough to stop it and so a goal. Burnley get their chance too through David Jones but his shot across goal goes wide.In the first half we controlled the game. Monk:
There are times when you have to dig in and the boys were magnificent in that respect. I have been involved in so many games where we play well and get nothing. Six points in two games is all you can ask for
I was just explaining to them that we showed too much respect in the first half, That can happen to promoted teams. I have been through it myself.
We are not naive enough to think the growth period doesn’t have to be quick because it does. The last point was telling. Indeed, they learnt something of a lesson in the break, re-emerging with far more purpose and disregard for what was coming at them.