Russell Martin | We are proud to have won these games our way

2nd April
First team
Russell Martin

Russell Martin is the first head coach or manager to have four-straight south Wales derby victories to his name, and the Swansea City boss feels the most special part of creating history is that his side have done so by being totally committed to their identity.

Ben Cabango grabbed a 99th minute winner – sliding home at the far post after a Jay Fulton free-kick had come back off the woodwork and Joel Latibeaudiere – to give the Swans a 3-2 victory over their rivals at Cardiff City.

It means the Swans have done the home and away league double in consecutive seasons, and also secured a third-consecutive victory at Cardiff for the first time.

Swans boss Martin spoke of his pride at the manner in which his side responded to being pegged back to 2-2 with just seven minutes to go, and that belief in the playing identity delighted the former Scotland international.

Cardiff away Matt Grimes

"To go from no-one doing a league double, to winning four in a row is incredible," he said.

"I am so pleased and proud of the players, they have written themselves into the history books.

"But it's more about the feeling we can give to people who care about this club and the emotion we can share.

"In every single one of these games we have won, we have won it playing our way. That is the best bit.

"I said that to the players before the game. I told them we were going to win, and we were going to do it playing our way and that would be the best feeling.

"We didn't come and dog it out, and fight. We didn't do that when we beat Bristol City after a tough run.

"I am proud of what we are trying to build here, and that makes days like Bristol City and this all the more special."