Monday's media watch
17th August 2015
Today's media coverage looks back on the Swans' 2-0 win over Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium.
Goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis put the visitors to the sword, with Garry Monk's men earning a first win of the season.
Once again, Ayew drew a number of plaudits for his performance while Jefferson Montero was hailed by team-mate Neil Taylor after another dazzling display.
South Wales Evening Post
Andre Ayew soared higher than anyone else to head home Swansea City's second goal against Newcastle on Saturday.
It was an impressive leap to meet Jefferson Montero's cross and power into the net and after just two games for Swansea, it is easy to see why Ayew attracted so much attention.
This weekend, he showcased another weapon in his attacking arsenal.
The unflinching industry was again very much in evidence as Ayew competed ferociously for every ball.
But when Montero got away down the left and dinked a cross into the area early in the second period, Ayew's jump allowed him to reach the ball first and propel a header into the net.
The 25-year-old also went close to repeating the trick, climbing to connect with another Montero centre soon after, only for the effort to drift off target.
Ayew's goal against Newcastle was very different from the quick-footed finish of seven days earlier.
And that served to highlight his versatility.
South Wales Evening Post
Neil Taylor reckons Jefferson Montero can hit even greater heights at Swansea City.
The Ecuador flyer has made a spectacular start to the new Premier League season, playing a starring role in the opening-day draw at Chelsea and then again as Swansea saw off Newcastle United.
"He is a nightmare to play against," said Taylor. "Teams will obviously target him and you could see Janmaat tried to and wanted to get the ball off him even before he got in his stride and that's a difficult thing to do with Jeff.
"He is difficult to play against. I have to put up with it every day in training day so I don't feel sorry for anybody. He is in good form at the moment.
"He is one of those players that if he has an end product, there is not much more you can want from him.
"He can go as far as he wants to, but he is enjoying his football at Swansea, like Andre (Ayew) is, and Bafe (Gomis) is thriving. They are enjoying their football and the way we play is helping them also."
Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey hopes his club form can lead to an England recall.
The 23-year-old, who has impressed in the Swans' unbeaten Premier League start, won his only cap in a 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over San Marino in October 2012.
"That's everyone's dream to play for their country - and it's obviously my dream as well," he said. "I feel a lot better in myself.
"It's just a matter of keeping on top of it now and maintaining it, listening to the manager here, improving every day and fighting for my place.
"Hopefully I can keep on putting in performances like that for Roy Hodgson to let me in to his squad."
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