Gylfi Sigurdsson: Early goal was pivotal in "professional performance"
15th August 2015
Gylfi Sigurdsson felt Bafe Gomis' early goal was crucial in the Swans' "professional performance" as Garry Monk's side beat Newcastle United 2-0 at the Liberty.
The Swans followed up their opening-day draw at defending champions Chelsea by seeing off Steve McClaren's Newcastle, who had Daryl Janmaat sent off in the latter stages of the first half.
Gomis opened the scoring in the ninth minute, latching onto Jonjo Shelvey's sublime through ball before rounding keeper Tim Krul and tapping home into an empty net.
Andre Ayew then doubled the lead seven minutes into the second half, rising highest to head home Jefferson Montero's cross from ten yards out.
And Sigurdsson, who also saw his curling 20-yard effort strike the crossbar, felt it was a fine performance by the home side.
"A clean sheet and two goals in our first home game for the season is a good start for us," said the Icelandic international. "We've got four points from two games, and that is very encouraging.
"It was very important to get an early goal as that set the tone for the rest of the game. It really gave us confidence for the rest of the game.
"After getting the second goal we just needed to limit their chances and retain the ball, which we did very well.
"We didn't give them much in the second half - it was a professional performance by the lads today."