We showed our qualities on the road, says Marc Guehi

31st January
First team
Marc Guehi

Marc Guehi paid tribute to another Swansea City performance packed with resilience and commitment following a 3-1 win at in-form Rotherham United.

Stunning goals from Aston Villa loanee Conor Hourihane – his second in as many games – and Matt Grimes put the Swans in a commanding 2-0 half-time lead in Yorkshire, before sub Jay Fulton scored with just his second touch to seal the win after Freddie Ladapo pulled one back for the Millers.

Victory moved the Swans to within four points of leaders Norwich City – who visit the Liberty on Friday night – as Steve Cooper’s side retained second place.

It proved an effective performance from the Swans, who stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches, as they saw off a Rotherham side who had won at Derby and Middlesbrough on top of a 3-3 draw with Stoke in their last three games.

And Guehi, who made his 23rd appearance of the league campaign, was delighted with the Swans’ efforts in their latest outing.

Conor Hourihane and Matt Grimes

“They had been on a good run and we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said the 20-year-old Chelsea loanee.

“We did well to control the tempo of the game. Our goals in the first half came via two great strikes from Conor and Grimesy, and after the break we knew they would come at us.

“We showed great resilience in defending and good commitment too, not just from the boys at the back but the lads further up the pitch. We were expecting them to be pretty direct, but we showed our qualities to combat that.

“Overall, it was a good performance and three very pleasing points.”