Martin Olsson was delighted to score his first goal for Swansea City

13th February 2017
First team

Martin Olsson revealed his delight at opening his Swansea City account in the 2-0 home win over Leicester City at the Liberty.

Paul Clement's side put distance between themselves and the relegation zone after victory over the defending champions moved them up to 15th - four points clear of third-bottom Hull City.

The hosts took the lead via Alfie Mawson's stunning volley before Olsson doubled the lead with a powerful finish.

Olsson's goal was the result of some fine link-up play involving the Swedish left-back, Tom Carroll, Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson, with the latter laying on the final through ball.

"It was a great feeling for me to score my first goal," said Olsson, who signed from Norwich City last month.

"It was great link-up play with Gylfi. His pass was superb, and as soon as I went in on goal I thought to myself 'just smash it'.

"I hit it as hard as I could and I needed to at least hit the target. I got a great connection and the power just managed to beat the keeper.

"Kristoffer Nordfeldt told me before the game that he had a feeling that I'd score. Hopefully he'll say that in the next game too!"