Fabianski praises Swans' character
26th December 2014
Lukasz Fabianski praised the Swans' character following a narrow victory over Aston Villa at the Liberty.
A stunning first-half free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson proved decisive as he curled a fine shot beyond Brad Guzan.
Villa sought an equaliser after the break and twice came close to earning a point in stoppage time as Fabianski pulled off two great saves from Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor.
The victory follows last weekend's win over Hull, and moves Garry Monk's side on to 28 points in the Barclays Premier League table.
It was also the club's eighth clean sheet of the season, and Fabianski was understandably delighted at the final whistle.
"The two wins are really important," he said. "We showed great character again and proved we can get the wins against tough opponents.
"But the main thing is winning games and picking up points. The clean sheet record is very positive and hopefully we can build on that and pick up some more results.
"From where I was stood, it looked like the last few minutes would be about defending crosses into the box, but they managed to create two good chances.
"Luckily I managed to make some saves and help the team and I'm happy with the three points because it was a tough game."