Ashley Williams: We must back win up at Everton
19th January 2016
Match-winner Ashley Williams insists the Swans must back up their win over Watford with another positive result at Everton this weekend.
The Swans skipper scored the only goal in a tense encounter against the Hornets at the Liberty, with Williams finding the net for the first time since March 2014.
He held off his marker before directing his header past Heurelho Gomes from a pinpoint Ki Sung-Yueng cross in the 28th minute.
The goal - and result - lifted the Swans out of the bottom three and onto 22 points from 22 games.
And Williams feels the Swans, watched by new Head Coach Francesco Guidolin, must build on the performance and result when they visit Goodison Park in front of the Sky cameras on Sunday.
"It was a massive win for us but we still have to be realistic - we still have a lot of work to do," said the Swans skipper.
"We are in a position we do not want to be in and we need to earn points as quick as possible.
"The quality we have in the squad alongside the way we have battled shows we can win in this league.
"The real challenge is now backing up this performance and win, in order to do that we must focus on that Everton game and try and get another three points."
Williams' performance in defence was as noteworthy as his efforts in scoring the matchwinner, with the captain leading by example with a man-of-the-match display.
And he was thrilled to score his first goal in 68 games - his last coming in a 3-2 away defeat to Everton during the 2013-14 campaign.
"It is about time I got myself on the scoresheet!" beamed Williams. "I had given up hope of going up for corners but I am happy I have helped the team get a vital three points.
"Their strikers are a real handful - we knew it would be a tough game where we would have to battle and fight, but the whole team did that which is really pleasing.
"I don't think we can get too excited celebrating this game, though. We have won a game, battled well and played okay, but there is still work to do.
"We need to get back to the training ground and start focusing on the next game."
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