Bony hails quality finishing
19th October 2013
Club record signing Wilfried Bony hailed Swansea City's quality finishing as they hit the goal trail in a club record Premier League home win over Sunderland.
Michael Laudrup's side ran out 4-0 winners thanks to three goals in a seven-minute period in the second half before another late on sealed a first home win in the top flight since March.
A Phil Bardsley own goal edged the Swans ahead before Jonathan de Guzman curled a sublime effort into the top corner two minutes later to double the lead.
Bony then converted from the penalty spot after Leon Britton was brought down in the box by Craig Gardner, and Chico Flores rounded off victory with his first league goal since joining the Swans.
It was a hugely satisfying afternoon for Laudrup's side, and Bony believes the Swans made the most of their opportunities following a goalless first half.
"It was a very good result for us and it gives us more confidence," said Bony. "It was very pleasing for us to score four goals today. I could feel us getting more confident.
"We finished our chances very well and that is a positive sign for the team.
"It was a great win, but we have a big week ahead with Kuban Krasnodar and then West Ham at home.
"Going into the Kuban game with this win behind us will help us a lot."
Bony revealed Michu had offered him the chance to take the penalty, and the Ivory Coast international showed his confidence in front of goal to slot home into the corner.
It was the strikers' seventh goal in 13 games following his £12million switch from Vitesse Arnhem, but he insists he's hungry for more goals as the Swans focus now switches to Thursday's Europa League home tie with Kuban Krasnodar.
"Michu was going to take the ball but then he asked me if I wanted to shoot, and I did. So when I scored I said that goal was for him," Bony added.
"It is going well for me here, but I want more goals and that is something I am working on."