de Guzman hails cup heroics
6th January 2014
Jonathan de Guzman classed victory at Old Trafford as one of his greatest triumphs in a Swansea City shirt.
The Swans progressed to the FA Cup fourth round after a memorable 2-1 win over Manchester United thanks to Wilfried Bony's 90th minute goal.
Wayne Routledge had earlier given Michael Laudrup's side a tenth minute lead, though the Red Devils were back on level terms four minutes later via Javier Hernandez.
The dismissal of substitute Fabio - on for the injured Rio Ferdinand - saw United reduced to ten men, and a thrilling finish culminated with Bony's powerful header sending the Swans through.
And Dutch international de Guzman, who is enjoying a second season on loan at the Liberty from Villarreal, feels this victory could be the start of something special in this tournament for the Swans.
"This is one of the great victories, probably one of the best I've had at Swansea City," said de Guzman, who scored twice in the Capital One Cup final win over Bradford last February.
"To go to Old Trafford - it's a great stadium, a wonderful stadium - and win, not many people believed we could do it. But we pulled it off.
"This is another trophy we can win. We're onto the next round and it's another target.
"This is a great competition so I'm happy that we've gone through.
"If we can beat Manchester United we can beat everyone else. They are still a good team and they were dominating in the first half.
"We picked it up from there. They had a red card at the end of the match and Bony, with his qualities, finished it off for us."