Monk hails "committed" performance
4th April 2015
Garry Monk hailed his side's committed performance after the Swans ran out 3-1 victors over 10-man Hull City at the Liberty Stadium.
Bafe Gomis scored twice to help the Swans secure back-to-back victories in the Premier League after Ki Sung-Yueng's opener, while Paul McShane scored the only goal for Hull.
Fresh back from international duty, Ki scored his seventh goal of the season to put the Swans in front, hitting home the rebound from Jonjo Shelvey's parried effort in the 18th minute.
Gomis then doubled the host's advantage with a spectacular volley, before McShane pulled one back for the Tigers after the break.
But after David Meyler received a red card for a dangerous challenge on Kyle Naughton, Gomis wrapped up the three points for Monk's men with a superb chip beyond McGregor.
"Overall I felt we deserved it," reflected Monk. "Again, in the first half we were excellent and deserved the 2-0 lead.
"I tried to warn the players at half-time about how Hull would react in the second half. We had to keep it solid, but we did the total opposite and conceded early on.
"But the commitment and desire is always there from my team.
"We have our own targets and we are fighting for them, which is very pleasing.
"We have an opportunity to surpass our best ever total next weekend, but we always want more."
The Swans boss was also keen to praise Bafe Gomis after the goalscorer put in a man of the match performance in SA1, while providing an update on Kyle Naughton's injury.
"This is the reason why we brought him to the club," he said. "Today you saw an excellent striker, who scored two excellent goals and worked very well with the group.
"He's got all types of finishes: he's very strong in the air and has a lot of technique.
"The only negative was Kyle's injury. He's gone to hospital for an x-ray. His ankle swelled up after coming off.
"I think it was a 50-50 ball. It was a bad challenge, but I don't think there was any malice from the player."
Meanwhile, Hull City boss Steve Bruce felt two crucial moments went against his side in an afternoon of disappointment for the Tigers.
"We're obviously disappointed to lose the game," said Bruce. "We were nowhere near good enough in the first half, but two big decisions went against us.
"Gomis' first goal was a great individual effort, but he was five yards offside. The second was the red card for David Meyler after we were getting back into the game.
"It was a shame because we were starting to get a foothold in the game."