Shelvey salutes Jack Army after Burnley win
2nd March 2015
Jonjo Shelvey dedicated Saturday's historic victory over Burnley to the supporters as Swansea City re-wrote the record books once more.
The Swans secured all three points at a blustery Turf Moor thanks to a second-half own goal from Clarets goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
The result also meant Garry Monk's side reached the coveted 40-point mark in the Premier League in record time since winning promotion to the top-flight four years ago.
And after being roared on by over 1200 travelling fans in Lancashire, Shelvey saluted the Jack Army as the Swans moved up to eighth in the table.
"It was great to see so many fans there on Saturday," he said. "We could hear them all throughout the game, and during half time because the dressing room was underneath the away end.
"It was a pleasure for us as players to hear them and it's great that we have so many supporters that travel and support us on the road.
"Towards the end of games when you might be hanging on, you hear the fans and it gives you that extra push to see it out and Saturday's win was for them."
After a first league double over Manchester United the previous week, the Swans did the same over Burnley as they reached the landmark two days quicker than they did in the 2012/13 campaign - and by a game less.
And Shelvey insists the squad won't stand still in their quest to push on towards another of this season's targets ahead of Wednesday's trip to Tottenham.
"It's a great achievement for us," he said. "That's what we set out to do at the start of the season and credit must go to Monks (Garry Monk) and the rest of the coaching staff for their efforts.
"But this doesn't mean we can take our foot off the gas. We want to finish as high as possible and hopefully we can push on towards 50 points now.
"Burnley is a tough place to go and play football, but we knew that if we matched their work-rate and intensity then our quality would shine through.
"The pitch was bad, the ball was bobbling all over the place but thankfully we got the win and we can push on from here.
"We were unfortunate not to get a result against Spurs when we played them at home, but if we go there with the same mentality and character that we showed against Burnley then there's no reason why we can't get something out of the game."