Liam Cullen | That win was for every Swansea City fan

16th March
First team

Liam Cullen felt Swansea City had righted some wrongs after the striker’s goal helped secure a 2-0 south Wales derby victory over Cardiff City at the Stadium.

Cullen opened the scoring against the Bluebirds, adjusting well to guide home a Kyle Naughton cross just past the half-hour mark.

Jamal Lowe rounded off a dominant performance by slotting home a second in stoppage time to give the Swans a fifth win in the last six derbies.

And academy product Cullen was delighted to repay the Jack Army, after acknowledging the display in the reverse fixture had not been good enough.

“Since the away game we have been wanting to right the wrong,” he said.

“That’s what it has been about, as soon as we were back in the dressing room after the game up there, we said that when they came to our place we have to put it right.

“It was not just for ourselves, but for the staff at the club who are lifelong fans, and for the 20,000-plus who were here, and those who were watching but couldn’t be here.

“We knew we had to be right on it from the start and I thought, to a man, we were.

“We were not us in the away game so to win in the way we did means a lot.

Liam Cullen

“There is no better game to win, is there really?

“We knew coming into it we had to right the wrongs from the game earlier in the season because that game earlier in the season was definitely not a reflection of Swansea City.

“Coming into this game that just gave us that extra little bit of motivation, and to win in the way we did was great.”

Cullen did also miss a second-half penalty with the score at 1-0 after Ronald had been fouled by Perry Ng, but the home support continued to sing his name in support, and the Wales international thanked them for their backing.

“I apologise to the fans for making it a little bit more nervy than it needed to be. That’s on me, but I could not be happier and I could not be more proud to be part of this club, and to have got one of the goals that won us the game,” he said.

“It’s one of the games you look for when the fixtures come out at the start of the season. These are games you want to play in and score in, so it’s the best feeling in the world to score and celebrate in front of our fans, who I thought were unreal the whole game.

“They really pushed us on at the end, they were our 12th man and helped us get over the line and I hope we can finish the season strong now.

“I think it sums our fans up that they were singing my name after the penalty, and I could not be more thankful to them for that.

“It’s why I love the club, it’s why I’ve supported the club my whole life. We are a family club, and I was so glad I could repay them with the goal and a win."