Routledge: Volley was one of my best
1st September 2014
Wayne Routledge declared that his stunning volley against West Brom was up there with one of the best goals of his career.
The winger scored the Swans' second in Saturday's comfortable 3-0 win as Garry Monk's side continued their perfect start to the season.
Nathan Dyer got the home side off to a good start with a fine finish after just two minutes, before Routledge hit a superb half volley past England goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Further chances followed after the break and Dyer made sure of the points with another cool finish as the Swans made it three wins out of three.
And Routledge, who opened his account for the season, admits his strike was one of his best.
"It's certainly up there," he said. "But it was more instinct than anything else. The ball sat up nicely and it was there to hit and I was delighted to see it hit the back of the net.
"We set our stall out early on and made our intention clear that we wanted to win the game.
"The team got off to a great start with Nathan's goal after a couple of minutes and we built on that.
"But nine points out of nine is a good start for us and we couldn't have asked for much more."
The Swans now head into the international break on the back of three straight wins in the Premier League.
Monk's side now prepare for a trip to Chelsea in a fortnight's time, and Routledge is delighted with the club's start to the season.
"Everything has come from training," he said. "We work hard every single day and we have carried on the good work from the summer and pre-season.
"The results are following the hard work we are putting in and we're delighted with the start we've made."