Dyer: Win was for the fans
8th February 2014
Nathan Dyer dedicated Swansea City's 3-0 victory over Cardiff to the Jack Army.
In front of a passionate and vocal home crowd, the home side turned on the style to secure an emphatic South Wales derby win.
After a frenetic but goalless first half, the Swans opened the scoring when Wayne Routledge finished off a sublime pass from substitute Pablo Hernandez.
Dyer himself made it two with a far post header, before Wilfried Bony capped off a fine afternoon for the hosts.
And the winger was full of praise for the supporters following the win.
"Ever since I arrived at the club, the fans have been fantastic," he said. "They really spurred us on today and we wanted to give something back.
"The game was massive, not just because it was a derby, but about the league position and the points we had.
"But we wanted to go out there and show that we were tough and we were all in it together."
The Swans capped off a turbulent week on a high with a fine win in the South Wales derby.
Garry Monk replaced Michael Laudrup in midweek, and the 34-year-old celebrated his first game in charge with a crucial three points.
"It was easy for Garry to come in because he knows us and how we work," said Dyer.
"He got his ideas across in training and we all took to them straight and got the result that we all wanted."