Bony's delight with late equaliser
1st January 2015
Wilfried Bony revealed his delight after his stoppage-time goal earned ten-man Swans a point at QPR on New Year's Day.
The striker came off the bench and fired into the top corner in the second minute of added-on to claim a share of the spoils for Garry Monk's side, who had Wayne Routledge sent off six minutes before Bony stunned Loftus Road.
It proved the ninth goal of the Barclays Premier League campaign for Bony, who was the top scorer in the top flight during 2014.
The goal also proves his last involvement for the Swans before linking up with the Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nation.
And Bony, who replaced Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 71st minute, was delighted to sign off with such an important goal.
"We deserved to win today with the amount of chances we created, so I'm delighted to have got the equaliser," said Bony.
"I tried to be creative. I went close with a free-kick before that, which the keeper did well to save, and I was determined to score for the team and the fans.
"I managed to control it well, and I just needed to make the right connection for it to go in. Thankfully it did, because it was an important goal."
Following the final whistle, Bony joined in the celebrations with his team-mates as they thanked the 1,500 travelling support.
The striker was seen gestering to the Jack Army, and he explained: "I was just saying to the fans that I'm happy here. They travel everywhere to see us play and their support really helps us on the pitch, particularly in situations like today where we were losing and a man down."
The Swans now face Tranmere in the FA Cup third round on Saturday before they return to league action a week later as West Ham visit the Liberty.
And Bony will be keeping a keen eye on his team-mates' progress while he's on international duty.
He added: "I will be joining up with my country now, so that's where my focus will be as it's a massive tournament.
"But I'll be following our results in the cup and league while I'm away, and I think the team will do very well. Hopefully we can get maximum points in the time that I'm not involved."