Liam Walsh | I felt like I owed the fans a moment like that

22nd April
First team
Liam Walsh Huddersfield Town Celebration

Liam Walsh felt he owed the Swansea City fans a moment of magic after the midfielder struck an absolute beauty to seal Saturday’s 4-0 win at Huddersfield Town.

With the Swans 3-0 up thanks to goals from Jamal Lowe, Ronald and Jerry Yates, Walsh put the icing on the cake in stoppage time at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Receiving a pass from Azeem Abdulai just over 20 yards from goal, Walsh dispatched a curling dipping strike over goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to seal Swansea’s biggest win of the season.

It was Walsh’s second goal for the club and, after an injury-hit time with the Swans, the Everton academy product admitted there was a sense of relief at getting on the scoresheet.

“It was a relief for me, really. I have been injured for quite some time at Swansea, so to be able to be back out on the field, contributing and scoring a goal like that means a lot to me,” he said.

“I feel like I owe the fans a moment like that, because I have not got many goals since I have been here, and it was a great way to do it.

“But we have to go on and finish the season strongly. The gaffer has made clear the season is not over and there is plenty to play for and plenty at stake.

“So we have to keep working hard, it is starting to gel together and we have to carry that on.”

For the Swans it was a third win and a third clean sheet in a row, and Walsh believes the foundations of this positive run lie in the months of hard work that has gone in since Luke Williams’ appointment.

“Everyone is made up with the scoreline, and I think the result reflects the way we have been heading over these last few games,” he said.

“We deserved it, there’s some confidence now. We knew they would have moments in the game, but we showed a lot of control, worked hard and dug deep.

“We have been building up to this, we have stuck together, the fans have stuck with us, and I think the way the things are going now is a product of all the hard work over the last number of months.”