Bony's off the mark
23rd February 2014
Wilfried Bony expressed his relief at finally getting off the mark on the road in the Barclays Premier League.
The club-record signing scored twice as the Swans went down 4-3 at Liverpool in an enthralling encounter.
Bony made it 19 goals in 36 games in all competitions, with this brace his first goals away from the Liberty in the league.
His deflected header put the Swans on level terms after they had trailed 2-0 after just 20 minutes at Anfield.
He then scored from the penalty spot after he been fouled in the box just two minutes into the second half to again equalise.
Jordan Henderson's 76th-minute strike eventually swung the game in Liverpool's favour, with Brendan Rodgers' claiming victory.
Bony said: It's great to get my first league goals away from the Liberty.
"I was talking to Nathan (Dyer) about it, and he told me I had a great chance to do it against Stoke.
"It was playing in the back of my mind a little, but finally I've got some away goals in the league although it counts for little as we lost."
The Ivorian, who is expected to form part of his nation's World Cup squad this summer, continued to show his quality with this latest performance.
Bony was a constant menace to the Liverpool defence, not only with his goals but with his general link-up and hold-up play.
And he feels he is starting to fulfil his full potential with the Swans.
"I missed the pre-season, and that is an important part of your season, but I've caught up throughout the season and I feel really good now," added, who initially set himself a target of 20 goals this season.
"I'm linking up really well with my team-mates and I think we now have a good understanding.
"I've got 19 goals now and that's a good amount, but there are a lot of games to come, so I'll have to set a new goal target.
"But the most important thing is the team and winning games, not my goals."