Record-breaker Sigurdsson targets more goals
11th September 2016
Gylfi Sigurdsson has vowed to keep extending his record at Swansea City after becoming the club's top scorer in the Premier League.
The Icelandic midfielder levelled from the penalty spot in the Swans' 2-2 home draw with Chelsea at the Liberty, which was his 26th top-flight goal for the club.
That goal edged him one clear of former striker Wilfried Bony's tally for the club, with Sigurdsson's strike also getting him off the mark for the new campaign.
And Sigurdsson, who turned 27 on Thursday, has vowed to keep adding to his total.
"It's nice to get the record - I've had to wait since the end of last season to break it, so I'm happy with that," he said.
"Hopefully I'll continue to score and get a lot more for the club."
Sigurdsson had to keep his cool from the penalty spot to level at the Liberty after Chelsea had established a first-half lead through Diego Costa.
The equaliser came after Leroy Fer's fine pass found sub Modou Barrow, who then centred for Sigurdsson, who was hauled down in the box by Thibaut Courtois.
Three minutes later the Swans were ahead as Fer snatched possession off Gary Cahill and beat Courtois from close range for his third goal in four games.
Despite Chelsea snatching a late equaliser through Costa - who fired home with a close-range overhead-kick - Sigurdsson remained upbeat.
"It was a good point in the end, particularly when you consider we went 1-0 behind.
"We didn't play that badly in the first half. We passed the ball well in the first 20 minutes, but we managed to turn it around.
"I don't know whether it was the shape or our attitude that we had nothing to lose.
"Getting the equaliser gave us belief that we could get another, which we did through Leroy.
"We were disappointed to concede late on, but it's something to build on and we can get some better results in the next few games.
"We have Southampton up next. They are a good team and are strong at home. It will be an interesting game, but it would be nice to build on this result with a good outcome at Southampton."