Cork hails Sigurdsson's "magic moments"

7th February 2016

Jack Cork hailed Gylfi Sigurdsson's "magic moments" after he struck his seventh goal of the season during Swansea's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Sigurdsson continued his excellent form in front of goal with his fifth strike in his last six games to open the scoring at the Liberty.

In familiar fashion, the 26-year-old stepped up and bent the ball inside of Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey's left-hand post in the 13th minute.

After Scott Dann levelled for Crystal Palace early on in the second half, Sigurdsson came close to scoring his second from a set-piece, but on this occasion was thwarted by Hennessey, who tipped the  effort around the post.

And Cork praised his team-mate for his impressive run of form in recent weeks.

"Gylfi is in great form," said Cork. "You can see in games and, for me personally, in training what great quality he has on the ball. He produces magic moments, and you need that in a team.

"We haven't got too many players scoring goals for us at the moment, and Gylfi has taken on a lot of that responsibility.

"He's doing really well and is a great player - he does it internationally and for his club."

Meanwhile, Cork felt there were positives to take from Swansea's 1-1 draw with Palace, despite a sense of frustration of what the result could have been.

"It's maybe two points dropped if you look at the the game overall," said Cork. "We had a lot of chances, but set-pieces against us are hurting us at the moment. 

"We could have done with the second goal and had that cushion, but we weren't able to get it. 

"It was a good performance, but we couldn't finish it off. We played well and had a lot of chances.

"But we're unbeaten in four, which is a far cry from what was happening during the first half of the season. 

"We can't think about the points we've dropped; we just need to focus on the next game now."