Captain's pride in record-breaking Swans
26th April 2015
Ashley Williams hailed Swansea's history-making 3-2 win over Newcastle United as a proud moment as they surpassed their record Premier League points total.
The Swans moved on to 50 points after goals from Nelson Oliveira, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork saw Garry Monk's men come from behind to secure victory at St. James' Park.
Ayoze Perez opened the scoring for the hosts to give Newcastle a 13th minute lead before Oliveira equalised on the brink of half-time.
Sigurdsson then doubled Swansea's lead after the break before Cork tapped home the third.
Siem de Jong clawed one back for the Magpies late on, but the Swans showed their resilience to hold on for the crucial victory.
And Williams hailed the club's achievement after the Swans displayed character to win from a losing position.
"We didn't start too well, but we showed our character and togetherness to come back," said the Swans skipper.
"In the end, we were very resolute as a team and to hit the 50-point mark is something we're really proud of.
"We wanted to get there as soon as possible. We have a few more games now to really push on and it gives us a chance to see how high we can go.
"It's always nice when the away fans travel far and you give them something to thank them for their support.
"They've been great all season, so they deserve this 50 points. The players, the staff, the club and the fans all deserve this."
Williams also praised strike Nelson Oliveira, whose first goal for the club came at vital time just before the interval.
"I'm very happy for Nelson," he added. "He's had to wait for his chance, but he was working hard and then took his goal very well.
"He had a difficult time to start with today, but I told him to keep fighting and he did that."