Ki hails "special day" for Swans
21st February 2015
Ki Sung-Yueng hailed a "special day" for Swansea City after Garry Monk's side clinched a historic league double over Manchester United.
The South Korean scored his fifth goal of the campaign as he guided home Jonjo Shelvey's cross to put the Swans back on level terms immediately after Ander Herrera's opener.
Then Shelvey's thunderous second-half strike deflected off Bafe Gomis and past keeper David de Gea to earn the Swans victory.
It proved a momentous day for Monk and co as they followed up the opening-day win over Louis van Gaal's side to claim a first ever league double over the Red Devils.
And Ki, who opened his account for the season during that famous victory back in August, was delighted to have played a crucial role in the win.
"It's a very special day for us," said Ki, who lined up in a new diamond midfield formation. "Before the game the gaffer said for us to make history by doing the double over Manchester United for the first time.
"They are one of the best teams in the league so we are really pleased with our performance and result today.
"It's a special feeling when you beat the big teams. We had 100 per cent concentration and focus, and we deserved to win the game.
"We showed once again that we are capable of beating the big teams."
He added: "We were different tactically today and I was in a role in which I had to adapt. When the ball came to me I was desperate to score.
"It's my second against Manchester United and it's been an unbelievable season for me.
"I just want to help this team as much as I can.
"We have 12 games to go and we must keep going and get as many points as we can. At the end of the season it would be great to make new history and finish higher than ninth and with more than 47 points."