Oliveira delighted to score first Swans goal
25th April 2015
Nelson Oliveira declared himself delighted to score his first goal for the club and to play his part in making Swansea City history.
The Swans surpassed their record Premier League points total after coming from behind to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at St. James' Park, in which Oliveira played a crucial role.
After Monk's men found themselves a goal down following Ayoze Perez's 13th minute strike, Oliveira headed home Swansea's equaliser on the cusp of half-time.
The Portuguese striker then dummied Jefferson Montero's squared pass for Sigurdsson to score Swansea's second before Jack Cork also opened his account to make it 3-1.
Second-half substitute Siem de Jong pulled one back for Newcastle late on, but the Swans were able to hold on for maximum points.
"It's a record for the club, and I am very happy to play my part in it," said Oliveira.
"I'm very happy also because I needed this goal. It gives me confidence and it was a goal that helped the team win.
"Being a striker, you can work hard and have a good game but not score. This time I scored, so I am very happy to score my first goal for Swansea.
"It was a really good moment to score because we were losing one-nil and it was the last minute of the first half.
"Then Jefferson did a good job and Gylfi finished really well (for our second).
"It's easy to play with good players like Gylfi, Jefferson, Nathan and Jonjo. When the team have players like this, it's much easier for the striker."