Conor Hourihane delighted to be back among goals in "massive" away win

14th March 2021
First team
Conor Hourihane

Matchwinner Conor Hourihane saluted a “massive three points” after he ended his run without a goal in the 1-0 victory at Luton Town.

The Irishman’s early strike settled a hard-fought encounter at Kenilworth Road – a game in which the Swans had to fend off significant pressure from the hosts to seal a ninth away win of the campaign.

Hourihane finished from close range after Yan Dhanda led an attack following a Luton corner, and cut back a low pass for his team-mate to slot home.

Luton saw a goal disallowed for offside, while Freddie Woodman had to make a key save seconds before Hourihane’s opener as the Swans claimed an 18th clean sheet of the season.

And Hourihane was delighted to score his first goal in five games, having initially scored four times in his opening five league games following his loan move from Aston Villa.

Conor Hourihane

“It’s a massive three points on the road once again,” said the 30-year-old. “The clean sheet is great too – it’s so important because it gives you the platform to win games.

“Scoring the goal is obviously great for me. I started off on fire, and then went on a dry spell. It was nice to get another one – the gaffer said I was due one, so it was good to find the net again.

“Yan was fantastic in setting it up and putting it on a plate for me. We spoke in the changing room afterwards that he did the same for me against Rotherham.

“He sees those passes very well, and it was a great assist.”