Captain Jack's "special" moment
7th May 2016
Jack Cork relished a "special" moment after captaining the Swans to a 4-1 victory at West Ham.
The Swans ensured the Hammers' final fixture at the Boleyn Ground ended in a convincing defeat, thanks to goals from Wayne Routledge, Andre Ayew, Ki Sung-Yueng and Bafe Gomis.
Francesco Guidolin made six changes to his starting line-up for Swansea's penultimate match of the season, with Cork selected as captain in the absence of club skipper Ashley Williams.
But the amount of alterations was no detriment to Swansea's performance as Guidolin watched his side dismantle a West Ham defence that has been so strong at home this season.
"It was a good feeling to captain the side to the win today," said Cork. "It is not something I have done before in professional football, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
"To have the armband in a win like this is something special.
"It was a great win for us. West Ham are in great form and have not lost many games at home.
"Considering it was one of their last games in front of their home fans, it was always going to be a tough game.
"We made a lot of changes, but I think we proved how good our squad is today.
"Everyone did really well, and we scored some great goals. It was a really enjoyable day for everyone involved."
Swansea's victory over the Hammers was the club's first at the Boleyn Ground since 1956.
And Cork insists that the Swans are aiming to follow up that achievement by finishing the season on a high at the Liberty Stadium next weekend.
"To break a record is a great achievement," added Cork. " Everyone has been saying what a bad season we have been having, but today's win has taken us up to mid-table.
"It would be great to end the season as high in the league as we can.
"It has been a hard season, but we have pulled together and turned it around.
"A positive result against Manchester City next week would would top it off."