Oli's delight with first Liberty goals

22nd August
First team

Oli McBurnie toasted his first Liberty Stadium goals for Swansea City as the striker turned on the class against his former club Leeds United.

McBurnie, who was released by Leeds as a teenager, scored twice against his home-city club on Tuesday night as the Swans were held to a 2-2 draw by Marcelo Bielsa’s side in a pulsating Championship clash.

The goals took McBurnie’s tally to three in four games, and they were also his first senior strikes at the Liberty.

His first saw him finish off a fine move which involved captain Leroy Fer, Barrie McKay and Bersant Celina, while his second was a classy finish with his head from Martin Olsson’s cross.

“I am really happy to get my first goals at the Liberty Stadium,” said McBurnie, who joined the Swans in 2015. “It’s been a long time coming.

“There’s a bit of disappointment that we haven’t managed to win. But, on a personal note, I’m in the team to score goals and I managed to get a couple.

“I’m a striker and my main job is in and around the 18-yard box. I’ve managed to get myself on the end of two great passes and I’m there to put the ball in the back of the net.”

The 22-year-old, who signed a new contract in the summer which could see him stay at the Liberty until 2022, added: “It’s exactly where I want to be and it’s the reason why I signed the new deal.

“The football suits me down to a tee. The boys put chances on a plate for me and I just have to finish them off.

“There are some great footballers in our team and the gaffer has got us playing the way we want to.

“We are a team that is progressing well. The boys are playing for each other and the fans, and I think our supporters realise that with the effort we are putting in to each game.”