Steve Cooper | It was another strong collective effort

13th April 2021
First team
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Steve Cooper felt Swansea City produced another strong collective effort as they picked up another away win and clean sheet at Sheffield Wednesday.

Jamal Lowe’s 12th goal of the season gave the visitors the lead at Hillsborough, with Jay Fulton’s header putting the seal on only the Swans second win in 18 visits to the home of the Owls.

The performance and result backed up the weekend win at Millwall, and moves Cooper’s side to within seven points of the automatic promotion spots; as well as opening up a nine-point advantage over seventh-placed Reading.

“It’s a fantastic result to come away from home and win 2-0,” said Cooper.

“We scored two good goals, got a clean sheet and it’s now back-to-back away wins so that’s a good return when you factor in the travelling and the quick turnaround.

“That can take its toll, and we know the games matter a bit more at this time of the season, so for us to get the three points is a real positive.

“We took a little settling into the game, the idea was to press and we are really pleased that worked for the first goal.

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“Andre has made a great decision and Jamal finishes well, and I really liked us from there.

“I liked our positioning in the game, we limited them to little and the good save Freddie made in the first half was from our turnover.

“We controlled the game with and without the ball, and that’s always a good sign.

“We created chances and we took them well. Jamal’s goal looks like an easy finish, but you have to be in the right position and you have to keep a calm head and back your technique.”

“Then, for the second goal, Connor Roberts comes on, brings that energy to the game straight away and makes that run in behind.

“He puts in a left-foot cross and for Jay to break away to score a header like that is fantastic as well.

“It just shows, our substitutes came on and helped us see the game out and I am really happy with all the squad tonight.”

“It was a real collective effort from a group who are together, trying to play a good style of football but also prepared to do the other side of the game too.”