Garry Monk hails clinical finishing

25th October 2014

Garry Monk praised his side's clinical edge after they ran out 2-0 victors over Leicester City at the Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony played a starring role as he scored twice to help the Swans end a winless run of five games.

After a bright start to proceedings, the deadlock was finally broken when Bony curled past Kasper Schmeichel following a superb exchange with Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 34th minute.

The Ivory Coast international then doubled his and Swansea's tally when Jefferson Montero cut back for him to strike home his third goal of the season from eight yards.

The well-deserved three points sees Monk's men rise to sixth in the Barclays Premier League, and the Swans boss hailed his side's cutting edge as key to their deserved victory.

"I'm pleased with the three points," said Monk. "We had a little bit of pressure on us to get the win, and it was never going to be an easy game.

"Overall, Im very pleased with what the boys did in those circumstances against a very determined Leicester side. 

"We were very clinical in taking the chances we had and scored two very well worked goals.

"When chances aren't flowing, which they weren't tonight, it's important we're clinical - we spoke about that before the game. 

"We limited them to shots from distance in the second half, which is credit to the shape we've been working on.

"All of the players are contributing well. After a harsh few weeks, they got their just rewards tonight with a clean sheet and two goals."

Meanwhile, Leicester manager Nigel Pearson was disappointed with his side's performance, admitting they made too many mistakes in possession.

"We didn't perform as well as we should have done," said Pearson. "We didn't manage the ball well enough. 

"Against a side who enjoy playing a passing game, you can't afford to make too many unforced errors when you've got the ball. 

"It was a frustrating afternoon, but we will improve. Our baseline performance has to be better."