Perfect evening for match winner Ben Cabango
Ben Cabango toasted a “perfect evening” after his goal and another clean sheet saw Swansea City return to winning ways against Coventry at the Liberty.
In a tight game in SA1, the Wales international nodded home Conor Hourihane’s corner after 53 minutes to ensure the Swans bounced back from their defeat at Huddersfield on a winning note.
The 20-year-old’s fourth goal of the season – on top of a 17th clean sheet of the Championship campaign – ensured it was a good night’s business on a personal and team note.
“We've been working a lot on set-pieces,” said Cabango, who is now behind only Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew (both nine) in the club’s scoring charts this season.
“It's always a good delivery when Conor's putting them in the box.
“It always helps for a defender to get goals and, like last night, they can be vital for the three points. I just want to chip in as many goals as I can.
“It was the perfect evening - a goal, a clean sheet and three points.”
The outcome was the perfect response to the 4-1 defeat in Yorkshire last weekend, with the Swans showing their defensive resolve against a Coventry side that had beaten Brentford in their previous outing.
And Cabango was quick to praise his team-mates for their latest clean sheet.
“We're just a solid unit - it's not just the back four, it's the whole team from Andre and Jamal to the midfielders and how hard everyone works for that clean sheet,” added the centre-back, who has now passed 50 appearances for the club.
“It's so important to us. We strive to get those three points and the clean sheet. It helps us to build.”