Gomis's delight with deflected winner
23rd February 2015
Bafe Gomis saluted Jonjo Shelvey for helping him hit the headlines after the Frenchman's goal sealed a 2-1 win over Manchester United.
The Swans had to come from behind at the Liberty, with Ki Sung-Yueng levelling two minutes after Ander Herrera's opener.
Garry Monk's side completed their comeback in the 73rd minute as Shelvey's thunderous effort deflected off Gomis' head and past David de Gea.
And the striker was happy to share the glory of the goal with his team-mate.
"I am very happy to have the goal but Jonjo was very much part of it," beamed Gomis, who also saw his first-half header cleared off the line.
"He struck the ball hard and then it hit me which wrong footed the defenders and goalkeeper.
"If Jonjo helps me get a goal in that way then I'll definitely take it. Every striker wants to score goals for their team, no matter which way they come.
"I think it was well deserved as I've been working hard (in training) and worked hard in the match while I had a goal saved off the line in the first half. I was delighted to score the winning goal."
Gomis' sixth goal of the season helped the Swans claim a league double over United for the first time in the club's history.
And the 29-year-old believes victory will boost confidence as the Swans look to reach the 40-point mark when they visit Burnley on Saturday.
"We had a great week preparing in training. The manager decided to change things to deal with the threat Manchester United would pose and teams know how Swansea play so we wanted to surprise them," added the French international.
"Manchester United are a great team who had only lost once in the last 15 so it's great to beat them. We defended well and scored two very important goals. It was important to get a good result to carry on the good work that we've done up to now this season.
"It's great to beat a team like Manchester United for confidence. The result was the reward for a good team effort especially after the last couple of weeks with suspensions and injuries.
"Not many teams will take six points from Manchester United this season."