Dyer praises Swans' cutting edge
4th December 2013
Nathan Dyer praised the Swans' cutting edge in front of goal as they secured all three points against Newcastle at the Liberty.
The home side were dealt a first-half blow when Alvaro Vazquez came off with a groin problem, leaving the Swans without a recognised striker.
However, Vazquez's replacement, winger Nathan Dyer, put the hosts ahead with a fine volley on the stroke of half-time.
A Mathieu Debuchy own goal doubled the Swans' advantage before Jonjo Shelvey put the gloss on a fine evening for Michael Laudrup's side as he curled home a delightful third.
The win was only Swansea's second at home in the Premier League this season, and Dyer insisted it was their ruthlessness in front of goal that proved the difference.
"We pressed really well from the front," he said. "We didn't let them (Newcastle) rest when they had the ball and our passing and movement was great.
"Recently it has killed us when we haven't taken our chances, but today we did that well and we need to make sure we do it more often.
"Alvaro has gone down with a groin strain and I wasn't quite ready so I rushed around and didn't really have time to warm up.
"The manager just told me to feel my way into the game until I got going. I've always been told to get to the back post and I just wanted to focus on getting a good connection and thankfully for me it went in."
Dyer also reserved special praise for Man of the Match Jonjo Shelvey.
The former Liverpool man has turned in a number of impressive displays since his summer move from Anfield and scored his third goal of the season against Newcastle.
"He's got a great engine on him and a wonderful range of passing, which is great for someone like myself," said the winger.
"That allows us to make runs from anywhere on the pitch and he'll then look to pick you out.
"It was brilliant for him to get the two goals, he worked hard, and I'm pleased for him."