Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | It was a deserved win

5th February 2021
First team

Steve Cooper hailed a tactically disciplined showing and a deserved win as Swansea City closed to within two points of the top of the Championship with a 2-0 victory over Norwich.

Andre Ayew and Conor Hourihane got the goals at the Liberty Stadium, Ayew netting from close range just before the break, with Hourihane hammering home shortly after the restart.

The result moved the Swans back up to second in the table, two points behind the Canaries with a game in hand.

And head coach Cooper, having been unhappy with his side’s display in possession against fellow high-fliers Brentford, felt this was an excellent all-round showing.

“I thought we were tactically brilliant first half, in terms of where we thought we could show Norwich with the ball, where we could win it and where we could attack,” he said.

Andre Ayew

“Whenever we put together a few passes we looked dangerous and looked as though we could create and score.

“We looked a good threat, we got the breakthrough with Andre, and then started the second half brilliantly with a great goal from Conor.

“It was wonderful composure initially from Jay Fulton on the turnover, we asked at half-time to manage the turnovers better.

“We gave up a lot of territory and the ball after the goal, but that is normal and natural. For all Norwich’s possession and decent play, Freddie had not had a major save to make.

“It was a deserved win.”