Emnes ecstatic with late impact
20th April 2014
Marvin Emnes revealed his delight after his crucial involvement helped the Swans claim a last-gasp victory at Newcastle United.
The winger, on loan from Middlesbrough, made the most of Vurnon Anita's miskick inside his own half as he raced towards goal before being brought down in the box by Cheick Tiote.
Up stepped Wilfried Bony, who had earlier levelled on the stroke of half-time following Shola Ameobi's opener, and the striker coolly guided his spot-kick into the top corner with just seconds remaining of the game.
It was a win that boosts the Swans' hopes of avoiding the drop in the top flight, with Garry Monk's side sitting six points above 18th-placed Cardiff with three games to go.
And Emnes was ecstatic with his late input which played a key role in the victory.
"I really enjoyed that. It was nice to come on and make an impact," said the Dutchman, who replaced Pablo Hernandez in the 81st minute.
"Sometimes you don't get much time as a substitute to come on and cause problems for the opposition, but you have to make the most of it. I try to help the team as much as I can.
"My first touch was a bit heavy but the defender moved back, so I got into the box and when I cut inside to shoot I was taken down.
"And I had no doubt that Wilfried would score. He is so cool on the ball, and his penalty was perfect."