Cork hails "great start"

14th August

Jack Cork hailed a "great start" for Swansea City after a 1-0 win over Burnley on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Francesco Guidolin's side picked up all three points at Turf Moor thanks to Leroy Fer's 83rd-minute strike - his first competitive goal for the club on his second debut.
And Cork, who spent two separate spells on loan at Burnley between 2010-2011, was full of pride after a tough opening encounter against the newly-promoted side.
"It's a great start for us," said the midfielder, who took over as captain after Leon Britton had been substituted in the second half.
"It was a tough game, which we knew it would be. Burnley is a tough place to go, and the lads did brilliantly and should be proud of themselves.
"Everyone has been looking forward to this game for six or seven weeks. This is what we have prepared for all of pre-season.
"They were always going to be well up for it because they got promoted last season. We dealt with them well, though.
"There has been a few changes at the club recently, and we needed to get a result to get some confidence building.
"We've got a result at a place like Burnley is a great achievement."

Cork also praised recent signing Fernando Llorente, who made his debut up front for the Swans.
The Spanish international, signed just over a week ago from Sevilla, played a big part in the goal as his header was parried by Tom Heaton before Fer hammered home point-blank range.
"Fernando did what was asked of him. Any ball that was played up, he held it, dropped it off and involved a lot of players.
"He was massive for us - he got a couple of crucial headers and was a big presence.
"Aside from that, we defended very well all game and our wingers caused a lot of problems for them.
"Everyone can be proud of their performance."