Gylfi Sigurdsson hails "perfect" Swansea City start
16th August 2014
Gylfi Sigurdsson believes the Swans have made the "perfect" start to the season after making history with their first league win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Icelandic midfielder marked his competitive return to the club with a 73rd minute winner that clinched a momentous three points for the Swans against Louis van Gaal's new-look side.
After a cagey start to the Premier League's opening match of the season, Ki Sung-Yueng opened the scoring for the Swans with a precise 20-yard finish before Wayne Rooney equalised for the hosts just after half-time.
With just over 15 minutes left on the clock, Sigurdsson restored the Swans' lead with a side-foot finish before Garry Monk's side defended resolutely to wrap up the win.
"It's the perfect start to the season," exclaimed the 24-year-old. "Coming here and walking away with three points is fantastic, especially the way we dug in at the end.
"It would have been nice to keep a clean sheet as well, but you can't have everything when you come here.
"Overall, I think we deserved the win, and we showed the spirit we have in this team. We go home happy."
And as Sigurdsson hit home Swansea's winning goal this afternoon, it was as if he had never been away.
The midfielder impressed for the club during his loan spell in 2011-12, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances.
And after scoring a crucial goal to kick-off Swansea's fourth season in the Premier League, Sigurdsson is hoping he and his team-mates can build on their positive start.
"It doesn't feel like I've been away long," he added. "It's been easy to come back and fit in straight away.
"The team did ever so well today, defensively and the shape of the team was fantastic.
"Now we have another game next week, and another three points would set us up for a really good start."