Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson delighted with convincing home win
11th December 2016
Alfie Mawson is hoping to nail down a place in Swansea City's starting side after tasting victory in the Premier League for the first time.
Mawson was one of five players recalled by Bob Bradley to face Sunderland yesterday, and the changes worked a treat as the Swans chalked up their most emphatic win of the season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson set the ball rolling with a penalty before Fernando Llorente's double sealed victory.
At the other end of the field, the Swans kept only a third clean sheet of the season - and the second in Mawson's four starts for the club.
"It was a brilliant win and we are delighted with the performance," said the 22-year-old, who signed from Barnsley in August.
"To get my first win in the Premier League feels fantastic and to top the victory off with a clean sheet was brilliant.
"I hope to get more game-time and cement my place, but this victory was down to a team effort.
"I just have to focus on my role - win headers, win tackles - and hopefully more starts will follow."
The Swans climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to the Sunderland success, their second in a row on home soil.
Bradley's side now face back-to-back away fixtures against West Brom and Middlesbrough as they look to build on the Black Cats triumph.
And Mawson reckons they will head to The Hawthorns with added belief.
"We played the fluid football we know are capable of against Sunderland which is how we want to win the games," he said.
"The whole team is together and we need everyone to get behind us. We needed a big performance to get that win against Sunderland.
"The atmosphere from the fans was fantastic and we showed how together we were as a team.
"It was a brilliant performance and it was great to get a clean sheet, but we have to make sure we continue this form this Wednesday against West Brom.
"We can go there with confidence and look to get a result."