Garry Monk hails "most complete" performance of the season

2nd December

Garry Monk hailed his side's 2-0 victory over QPR as one of their "most complete" performances of the season.

The Swans secured their fifth home win of the campaign, courtesy of second-half strikes from Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge.

QPR goalkeeper Robert Green produced a string of fine saves to deny Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wilfried Bony and Kyle Bartley, but the deadlock was finally broken when Ki drilled home from an acute angle on 78 minutes.

Routledge then doubled Swansea's lead shortly after when he rifled an effort past Green from 20 yards.

The victory means the Swans move up to sixth place in the Barclays Premier League, with 22 points from 14 games.

And Monk felt his side's display on Tuesday night was up there with the best of the campaign so far.

"People talk about our performances and big wins against Arsenal and Manchester United but, for me, that was one of our most complete performances of the season," reflected the Swans boss.

"I look at the stuff we've been working on and the details. For 90 minutes we controlled the whole game. The tempo, our passing, our attacking play and defending was the most complete I've seen this season, which is very pleasing.

"Some of our build-up play and movement tonight was fantastic, and we capped it off with two fantastic finishes.

"In the end, we deserved at least the two goals and the clean sheet against a good QPR side."

In truth, the Swans' margin of victory could have been greater, but for the heroics of in-form Hoops 'keeper Green.

But despite being all square at half-time, Monk was confident his side would take their chances.

He added: "The message at half-time was to keep on moving the ball quickly and keep our attacking play as sharp as possible.

"If we continued to create chances, we'd hopefully be able to take one or two and be able to secure the game. Thankfully we did that.

"We had to be patient, but we did very well. We feel we are in a good moment, but we want to keep improving.

"Hopefully we can push on for the rest of the season."

Meanwhile, QPR manager Harry Redknapp was disappointed his side couldn't take a share of the spoils after resisting Swansea pressure for 78 minutes.

"We were close," said Redknapp. "The keeper Rob Green was in great form. He made some outstanding stops.

"At nil-nil with 12 minutes to go we were bang in the game, but it wasn't to be.

"They've got real quality. Their movement is excellent and they are a good team."