Swansea City captain Leon Britton: Win was for fans
12th December 2016
Captain Leon Britton dedicated Swansea City's 3-0 home win over Sunderland to the Jack Army, insisting: That was for you.
Bob Bradley's side claimed back-to-back home wins as a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty and a brace from Fernando Llorente saw the Swans rise off the bottom of the Premier League.
West Ham's draw with Liverpool on Sunday meant the Swans dropped back into the dropzone, but the performance and result gave supporters reason to cheer following a difficult start to the campaign.
And Britton believes it was fine reward to the fans for continually getting behind the team.
"We were delighted with the win," said Britton.
"A clean sheet was important for us after conceding nine goals in the previous two games. That was a big positive, as was scoring three goals - it was great to do that in front of our fans.
"I am delighted for the fans. It has been a difficult few months - especially at home - so that win was for them."
The Swans now face two consecutive away matches - first at West Brom on Wednesday before making a first Premier League visit to Middlesbrough.
Tony Pulis' Baggies sit eighth in the top flight, despite a 1-0 defeat at leaders Chelsea on Sunday.
And Britton is well aware the Swans are entering a critical stage in the festive fixtures.
"It's a big week for us. Three games in the space of seven days is tough, but we are up for it," said the 34-year-old.
"We've started with a win, but now we need to back it up with results against West Brom and Middlesbrough.
"West Brom are a team that is doing well, but we've just won 3-0 and we need to take confidence into that game."
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