Huddersfield Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | We got the result the performance deserved

22nd February
First team

Steve Cooper felt his Swansea City were good value for their victory over Huddersfield as they returned to winning ways.

The hosts had led through Andre Ayew’s close-range finish, after fine work on the right by the lively Aldo Kalulu.

They were pegged back inside the final 12 minutes when Chris Willock angled a drive into the far corner of the net.

But the hosts showed character to respond quickly as Jay Fulton headed in a Matt Grimes corner to restore the lead less than two minutes later.

And the points were made safe when Jordon Garrick raced onto Conor Gallagher’s pass to round Jonas Lossl and find the net.

The result ended a five-match run without victory, and Cooper was pleased with what he had seen from his side.

"I'm pleased obviously. I thought we were more than good for the result. In the first half particularly, I thought it was as good as we've been for a while,” said the head coach.

Huddersfield Jay Fulton

"I'm slightly frustrated it wasn't two or three, Rhian got himself in and we looked a real threat throughout the first half and we were defensively solid as well.

"They made a couple of decent changes and we dropped off a little bit in the second half, probably gave them too much space.

"I didn't really think we looked like we were going to concede. To respond the way we did, it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves and think we're not getting the rewards.

"We didn't, we got ourselves straight back into the game with a well worked move from the corner that we scored from, a really good delivery and it was well attacked by Jay.

"In the end it was a fantastic goal, with great composure from Conor Gallagher to play in Jordon who was equally composed in going round the goalkeeper and scoring.

"It's an important win, but I'm just as pleased with the performance."