Swansea City ace Gylfi Sigurdsson is king of the assists
4th September 2014
Summer signing Gylfi Sigurdsson has proven the king of the assists so far in the Barclays Premier League.
The Icelandic midfielder has played a major role in all six goals scored by the Swans in the top flight so far.
He laid on the pass for Ki Sung-Yueng's opener at Manchester United before Sigurdsson scored the winner to give the Swans a surprise win at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old's sublime through ball proved the catalyst for Nathan Dyer's fine finish against Burnley at the Liberty in a 1-0 win while Sigurdsson's creative back-heel carved open the winger's opening goal against West Brom last weekend.
He played a major role in the second goal with his cross being headed back to Wayne Routledge, who found the top corner with a stunning half-volley.
And, to finish things off, Sigurdsson's slipped pass again set up Dyer for the third and final goal against the Baggies.
One goal, four assists and playing a key role in another goal - it has been some start for Sigurdsson, who returned to the Swans this summer from Tottenham Hotspur having spent a previous successful loan spell in SA1 back in 2012.
"That's the quality Gylfi has and it's why we wanted him at the club," said Swans boss Garry Monk.
"We completed the deal we did because players like him are so important with the way we play, and he's shown his importance in the last few games."
With three wins from three, the Swans next head to Chelsea in a top-of-the-table clash at Stamford Bridge following the international break.
Though Sigurdsson has caught the eye with his hugely influential performances, he was quick to point out the impact of his new team-mates.
He said: "I'm really enjoying it. You've got Jonjo (Shelvey) and Ki (Sung-Yueng) behind me who are passing the ball really well and are easy to link up with.
"The two wingers are playing well and so is (Wilfried) Bony up front.
"The way Swansea play football is fantastic and I think we've shown that in the last few games, but the most important thing is not to get carried away.
"It was important to beat West Brom which was a perfect performance from us with three goals and a clean sheet.
"We knew after the Manchester United game that it was a big plus for us to get those three points, but the most important thing was to get six points from the last two games.
"If we'd have lost either of them, it would have meant less winning at Old Trafford so credit to the boys who have done really well in the last couple of games.
"But now we need to go again and get as many points as we can in the next few games."