Garry Monk salutes historic Swansea City win
23rd September 2014
Garry Monk praised a "good night" for his side after they recorded their first ever win over Everton to reach the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
The Swans earned a convincing 3-0 victory over the Toffees at the Liberty Stadium, courtesy of goals from Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson and substitute Marvin Emnes.
Monk's men opened the scoring shortly before the half-hour mark when Dyer poked home his fourth goal in seven games, following excellent work by Jefferson Montero down the left flank.
Sigurdsson tapped in Swansea's second after Jonjo Shelvey's inviting cross was headed on to the bar by Sylvain Distin, while Emnes came off the bench to drill home the Swans' third with three minutes left on the clock.
And Monk was delighted with his side's display as they progressed to the next stage of the competition the club won in 2013.
"It was a good night," said the Swans boss. "I couldn't haven't asked for more. Against a very good side, we played very well.
"We made a couple of errors but, all in all, we delivered a performance that warranted the three goals and the clean sheet.
"The football we're playing at the moment will hopefully only improve.
"I try and give the players as much confidence as possible to play that way and not to worry about making mistakes.
"We made five changes, but it's a competition that is very important to us. I think you could see that in the turnout of the crowd tonight."
One of several impressive performances on Tuesday evening was that of Ecuador international Jefferson Montero, who was a constant menace down the left flank.
Monk added: "He was a real threat. It was something we targeted when we had the teamsheets in.
"Jefferson performed very well tonight. He looked very lively and was an outlet for us, as was Nathan before Wayne came on to seal it up.
"All three of the wide players are playing very well. That's what can happen when you create competition."
Meanwhile, Everton boss Roberto Martinez was keen to focus on the positives after his side suffered a "disappointing" defeat.
"When you make eight changes, you don't expect to be perfect," admitted Martinez. "Some individuals performed in a fantastic manner, but the scoreline is very disappointing.
"It was a game that went down to whoever took their chances. We had two good opportunities to score the first goal, which would have made it a different game.
"But we wish Swansea well in the competition. They deserved to go through. Garry is doing a terrific job, which I'm not surprised about."