Ashley Williams hails win as perfect early Christmas present

21st December 2014

Ashley Williams believes Saturday's 1-0 victory at Hull was the perfect early Christmas present for the Swans.

In a game of few clear cut chances, Ki Sung-Yueng's first-half goal - Swansea's first at the KC Stadium - was enough to secure victory for Garry Monk's men.

The Swans opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Jonjo Shelvey's long range effort deflected off Ki and into the net.

Shelvey then hit the post with another attempt from distance, before Bafe Gomis struck the woodwork in the second period.

Throughout the 90 minutes, the Swans restricted their opponents to very few chances, which was to the delight of the Swans skipper.

"It wasn't pretty, but those are the types of games that give you the most satisfaction at the end," said Williams.

"I think we did okay for the type of game it was. We created a lot of chances again, which was pleasing, and the clean sheet is nice to get away from home. 

"As a team we defended really well today against a lot of balls thrown into the box.

"There have been many moments this season when we've gone ahead but not got the second goal, and then let them in at the other end. 

"We kept the back door closed today, which is something that we've been working on."

Swansea's victory at the KC Stadium was just their second league win on the road this season, with their last one coming at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season.

And Williams feels that Saturday's win away from home provides the Swans a welcome boost ahead of Christmas.

"It gives us belief," he added. "It's something that has bothered me, especially going ahead and then conceding goals. We wanted to prove a point, and I think we did that.

"We could have scored more, but overall it's pleasing at a difficult place to come.

"The three points is a nice early Christmas present. We can go home and enjoy it a little bit, then we'll be back to work to try and get another important three points on Boxing Day."