Carl Rushworth happy to share credit after key save
Carl Rushworth may have made a key save in Swansea City's victory at Plymouth Argyle, but the goalkeeper was more than happy to share the credit around among his teammates after an excellent away performance.
Luke Cundle’s strike gave the Pilgrims the lead at the break at Home Park, but the Swans struck back early in the second half when Liam Cullen’s header dropped on the line and was turned in by Jerry Yates.
Ollie Cooper made it 2-1 seconds after being introduced from the bench, and Josh Key side-footed a third after a wonderful counter-attacking move by Michael Duff’s side.
But it could have been different if not for the heroics of Rushworth while the game was level at 1-1. He made a couple of important stops, the best of which came shortly before the Swans second goal when he kept out Bali Mumba from close range.
However, the on-loan keeper preferred to point to the efforts of others rather than focus on his own display.
“I’ll have to watch the save back, but I’m just there to do my job,” he said.
“I think the lads did enough to shorten the angle and that makes my job easier, but I’m there to help the lads where I can and they’re obviously helping me out all the time.
“I think it was a good performance defensively and going forward.
“The lads really dug in because it’s tough going 1-0 down when you come to a place like Plymouth.
“In the second half we were flying from the start, and I thought the lads dug deep in both goalmouths.
“We were clinical with the finishes, and there were so many blocks on the line. I have to credit H, (Harry Darling) and Bash (Humphreys) and everyone who was sticking their body on the line to make my job easier.
“It was a really good performance, and it was good to carry on the form going into the international break as well."
The victory was Swansea's fourth in a row, and they have now taken 13 points from the last 15 available.
And Rushworth feels the disappointment and frustration after defeat at Cardiff played a part in sparking Swansea's turnaround.
“There was a catalyst from the Cardiff game. We were really disappointed after that. Obviously we went to QPR and I felt we should have dug in and got the win there," he added.
“But once you get a rhythm, the games come thick and fast and it’s all about momentum and trying to keep hold of it.
“Sometimes when you’re in this kind of form, you don’t want the break, but the games have come thick and fast and the break will be good, and going into the break with a win is great.
“The following from the fans has been really good for all the away games, and we wanted to recognise that we probably wouldn’t have got the win without them.
“Even went we went 1-0 down, they were really cheering us right from kick-off. They were our 12th man, and it’s massive for us.”