Grimes salutes "clinical" Swans

6th April 2019
First team

Goalscorer Matt Grimes saluted a clinical performance as the Swans sealed back-to-back home wins following a 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough.

Graham Potter’s side backed up the midweek 3-0 triumph over Brentford with another performance and result which will have the Swans boss beaming.

Grimes opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Daniel James was taken down in the box by sub Ryan Shotton.

Then Wayne Routledge, who had earlier struck the crossbar, doubled the lead as the Swans went into the break with a commanding 2-0 lead.

Connor Roberts volleyed home the third against his former loan club after a superb assist from Bersant Celina, before the visitors scored a consolation.

And Grimes, who scored his second spotkick of the season after finding the net in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester City, was delighted with the Swans’ ruthlessness in front of goal.

“I thought we were clinical today,” said Grimes. “We took our chances where we haven’t in the past. It was a great team performance and a great three points.

“We were disappointed not to keep a clean sheet at the end, but it’s one of those things we’ll need to look at and try to improve in our next game.

“Even when we’ve lost, we’ve been playing some really nice stuff lately.

“We know that if we keep playing the way we have been, those performances will turn into results and you’ve seen over the past two games that we’re capable of beating any team on our day.”