Cork salutes his first Swans goal
25th April 2015
Jack Cork toasted his first Swansea City goal and a new club points record after the 3-2 win at Newcastle United.
The midfielder, who arrived from Southampton in January, added the third and final Swans goal from close range following a neat counter in which he tapped home Nelson Oliveira's cross.
The Swans had come from behind at St James' Park, with Ayoze Perez firing Newcastle ahead before goals from Oliveira, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Cork gave the visitors a commanding lead.
Siem De Jong struck late on for the Magpies, but Garry Monk's side held on to claim three points which surpasses the club's record tally in the Premier League.
And Cork was delighted to open his account for the Swans during a historic afternoon.
"It was a great feeling to score," said Cork. "It was a good counter attack and Nelson's pass was spot on, so I couldn't miss from that range.
"I was disappointed that the goal against Burnley went down as an own goal, so to get my name on the scoresheet in a historic win is fantastic."
Cork also praised his team-mates for showing huge character after the Swans fell behind in the 20th minute.
He added: "It was a tough game as they really put pressure on us and deservedly went 1-0 up.
"We got our goal before half-time and that really gave us a platform for the second half.
"It was a great delivery from Gylfi and Nelson took his goal well. I was really happy for Nelson because he's worked so hard.
"And we were really clinical in the second half. Gylfi doesn't miss from that range and I added another to give us a good cushion.
"Although we conceded late on it didn't take the gloss off the win."
Around 1,300 fans made the trip to the North East, with the Jack Army making incredible noise in the top corner of the stadium.
And their backing didn't go unnoticed by the squad.
"We had some unbelievable support today," beamed Cork. "There were a lot in fancy dress - I could even see the Power Rangers made an appearance!
"The fans enjoyed their day and the victory gave them something to enjoy on the way home.
"It's a long, long journey to Newcastle and their support was really appreciated. I'm just glad we could get a key victory for them."