Today's media round-up

18th December 2013

Today's media stories include an interview with Neil Taylor on the injury sustained by Swans team-mate Nathan Dyer at Norwich last Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ki Sung-Yueng - on loan at Sunderland - reflects on his first goal in English football after he fired the Black Cats to the Capital One Cup semi-finals by notching a late winner to beat Chelsea.

South Wales Evening Post
Taylor expresses sympathy at Dyer injury

Neil Taylor has admitted his relief after Nathan Dyer's ankle injury appears to be less serious than first feared.

Scans on Monday revealed that Dyer suffered no break against Norwich, though he has ruptured his lateral ligament so looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

The full extent of the damage will be assessed in the coming days once swelling has subsided.

Taylor suffered a horrific injury at the start of last season.

The left-back broke and dislocated his ankle in September 2012 and was out for almost all of the campaign.

"It's great to hear that Nathan's injury is not as bad as first feared, as bad as everyone thought," said Taylor.

"Looking at it back, it could have been a lot worse, so we're thankful that it's not too bad.

"I've worked really hard and the key for me was not to get any muscle injuries, which people often get when they come back.

"I've been back since about February, I feel good and thankfully this season has kept everyone busy."

The Chronicle
Ki hails his 'once in a lifetime' goal

Cup hero Ki Sung-Yueng says his first goal in English football was a 'once in a lifetime' experience.

The South Korean midfielder scored Sunderland's late extra-time winner against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light, which completed an incredible turnaround at the Stadium of Light.

The on-loan Swansea man had not scored in domestic football since netting for Celtic in February 2012, but his first goal south of the Border booked the Black Cats' place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup - their first appearance at that stage of the competition since 1999.

"I can't express the feeling," said Ki, who has played in a more advanced role in the two games since Lee Cattermole returned to the side.

"It's my first goal in England, a quarter final against Chelsea and scoring in the last minute. That's maybe a once in a lifetime experience.

"It was great to celebrate and to get through to the semi-final.

"I had a chance a few minutes before with the header, but I thought I would get another chance.

"I was pushed forward. In the last game at West Ham, I had a lot of chances, but couldn't score, so I was desperate to get one.

"I think we should score more goals from midfield.

"We can't always rely on strikers. If I'm pushed forward, I'll hopefully get a lot more chances.

"That was my second game, so I'm expecting to score more."