Barrow's pride in historic goal

12th March

Modou Barrow revealed his pride after netting his historic goal in the narrow 3-2 defeat at Bournemouth.

The 23-year-old became the first Gambian player to score in the Barclays Premier League when he put Swansea back on level terms at the Vitality Stadium.

Barrow cut inside from the right flank before firing into the bottom corner to make it 1-1 after Max Gradel opened the scoring for the Cherries.

The flying winger darted over to the substitute's bench to celebrate his goal with Bafe Gomis.

"It is a very proud moment for me," said Barrow. "To become the first Gambian to score in this league makes me very happy.

"I wanted to celebrate with Bafe. He has supported me a lot and he told me that if I keep on doing what I'm doing that I will score soon enough. He said that I am quick one v one and that if I have a chance, I can do it.

"My team-mates kept pushing me and I kept working on my finishing. The fans wanted me to score too, and now I can finally get this out of my mind and focus on scoring more goals.

"It was important to have scored so soon after they had gone ahead. It gave us more confidence and we ended the first half well."

Following the interval, Joshua King restored the home side's advantage before Barrow then turned from scorer into provider to tee up Gylfi Sigurdsson for the Swans' second of the game.

But Cherries defender Steve Cook headed home the decisive goal in the 78th minute to earn Bournemouth all three points.

"The result didn't go the way we wanted," added Barrow. "After we equalised to make it 2-2, we had some chances to go in front, but the ball didn't fall for us.

"It is a missed opportunity, but we just have to keep going. If we can get a win on Saturday, we can go on from there."