Vorm hails "team performance"

25th November 2013


Michel Vorm labelled the Swans' victory at Fulham as 'a real team performance.'

Michael Laudrup's men recorded a hat-trick of Premier League wins at Craven Cottage courtesy of an own goal from Aaron Hughes and substitute Jonjo Shelvey.

Fulham came close to opening the scoring in the first half as Darren Bent struck a post, but the visitors started the second period strongly and went ahead as Hughes turned Alejandro Pozeulo's cross into his own net.

Scott Parker levelled for the hosts with a fortuitous cross come shot, but the Swans secured their fourth league win of the campaign when Shelvey curled home a delightful right-foot shot from the edge of the box.

"We showed what we are capable of," said Vorm. "They had two big chances in the first half, but the way we responded and won the game was very good.

"The manager told us to keep our concentration at half-time, not give away silly balls and keep them under pressure.

"But after they scored we kept going and got the win, which was important - it was a real team performance.

"We were still missing a few players, but everyone who came in did very well and that was pleasing."

The Swans rose to tenth in the Premier League table with the victory at Craven Cottage, and secured their first win in five games.

Meanwhile, Jonjo Shelvey netted his third goal of the campaign in all competitions, and Vorm was full of praise for the former Liverpool man.

"I had the perfect view of the goal," said the Dutch keeper. "I know from training what he can do with his shooting if he is given both time and an angle.

"He did well when he came on and could have also scored a second goal as well.

"But all the players did well and played their part which is what we need."