Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | We showed composure and scored three great goals

30th January 2021
First team

Steve Cooper was delighted with the quality of Swansea City’s goals as they stayed second in the Championship table with a fine 3-1 win at Rotherham United.

Stunning goals from Conor Hourihane and captain Matt Grimes put the visitors in control at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

They were pegged back by a Freddie Ladapo goal just after the hour mark, but showed no signs of nerves as they responded with Jay Fulton’s lovely finish to seal the three points.

And, on the back of a long journey and a hard-fought midweek draw with Brentford, head coach Cooper could reflect on a job well done by his side.

“I’m very pleased. To score three goals away from home and get the three points is always a good return,” he said.

Conor Hourihane and Matt Grimes

“We had a tough game in the week and it’s a long way up here, but we scored three great goals with three class finishes from midfield players.

“I’m not sure I could pick a favourite as they were all excellent goals.

“We were disappointed with how we conceded their goal as we pride ourselves on winning those first and second contacts when the ball is coming into the box, and that was the only real chance Rotherham had.

“But, fair play to the lads, they showed composure and got that two-goal advantage again. When you concede it can go either way, but we dusted ourselves off.

“It was timely as it allowed us to see it out fairly comfortably.”