Shelvey's high praise for Swans scorers
31st August 2015
Jonjo Shelvey praised Andre Ayew and Bafe Gomis for showing their predatory quality in front of goal after scoring in the Swans' 2-1 win over Manchester United.
Ayew dived in to head home Gylfi Sigurdsson's cross on the hour mark to put the Swans back on level terms.
Then Gomis coolly slotted home five minutes later after latching onto Ayew's sublime through ball as the Swans maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Gomis became the first Swan since Harry Deacon in 1923 to score in the club's first four league games while Ayew made it three goals in four league games since his summer switch from Marseille.
And Shelvey, who has been called up by England for their Euro 2016 qualifiers, was full of praise for the forward pair.
"It was a great win we took our chances," said Shelvey. "They got an early goal, but we didn't let it distract us. We came back straight away and there were two great finishes from us.
"Andre has given 100 per cent since arriving here. He looks like a player who has been playing in the Premier League for years.
"Gomis is on fire at the minute. Any chance he gets he is taking and the bonus is he creates his own chances as well - hopefully he can keep putting them away and we will keep climbing the table."
The Swans rose to fourth following this win, with Garry Monk's side on eight points after four games.
And Shelvey believes the Swans can build on their unbeaten start when Barclays Premier League action returns after the international break.
"It really is onwards and upwards to build on what we achieved last season," he added.
"We have proven we can beat anyone in the first four games - we were unlucky not to get three points against Sunderland and could have beaten Chelsea.
"We have a very strong team unit. We do lots on and off the pitch, we have a great team spirit and it is just a matter of working on it day in day out."
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