Michael Obafemi eyes more Swansea City goals after Hawthorns winner

2nd October 2022
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Michael Obafemi scores against West Brom

Michael Obafemi is glad to be back scoring goals for Swansea City and wants to make sure there are more to come after his late winner at The Hawthorns.

Obafemi sealed a 3-2 victory for Russell Martin's side as he received a pass from fellow substitute Olivier Ntcham and found room to turn and dispatch a shot into the far corner of the net.

It was the striker’s second goal in as many games after finding the back of the net for the Republic of Ireland while on international duty.

The Swans had taken an early lead with Matty Sorinola chesting in from a corner delivery, but they found themselves behind with 20 minutes remaining as Jake Livermore scored the Baggies’ equaliser and Grady Diangana gave them the lead.

But the Swans showed character and the subs made a difference in a half that burst into life. Ntcham drew the scores level, and Steven Benda denied Karlan Grant from the spot to keep it that way before Obafemi had the final say with his fine finish in the 89th minute.

The 22-year-old went straight to celebrate with the 1,700-strong away support, and did so again with his team-mates and head coach Martin at full-time, and he hopes there are more moments like that to come in a Swansea shirt.

“I’m happy that I got on to get the goal and [Olivier] came on and did brilliantly too,” said Obafemi.

“I think we all know we could have controlled the game a bit better, but the three points were the most important thing.

“I was happy that I got the goal, and now I just want to continue my form.

"Obviously, because of what’s happened in the past, maybe it was a bigger goal. But I’m a Swansea player and I’m happy to be here and I just want to make the fans happy and all my team-mates happy as well.

“It was a good feeling to score and the fans erupted, I was just so happy.

"Our fans are brilliant, they always support us in numbers home and away.

“They were singing my name, which was nice, I’ve always loved the fans and it’s only onwards and upwards from here.”

Obafemi also praised the resilience of his team-mates as they found a way to come from behind against an experienced West Brom outfit.

“I feel like we ended up trying to play their game instead of focusing on our game and I think that’s why we ended up going two one down,” he added

“Olivier came on, did fantastic and got a goal and assist, and then I got the winner but the main thing was that we got three points.

“I think it was a change from last year, I think when we went 2-1 down last season we’d have probably lost, but I think we’ve come such a long way as a team, and we still have such a long way to go.”