Wilfried Bony hails Jonjo Shelvey after 4-1 win over Aston Villa
26th April 2014
Wilfried Bony hailed Jonjo Shelvey's star quality following his key role in the Swans' 4-1 victory over Aston Villa.
Shelvey provided the pass that set up Bony to put the Swans ahead at the Liberty, before the England international's sensational 47-yard half-volley put them back in front following Gabriel Agbonlahor's equaliser.
It was some strike from the 22-year-old, whose unbelievable strike will be a strong contender for goal of the season after he took full advantage of Villa skipper Ron Vlaar's miss-placed pass.
Further goals from Pablo Hernandez - following another Shelvey assist - and a Bony penalty in added-on time gave the Swans a huge boost in their bid to retain their Premier League status.
And Bony was quick to point out Shelvey's starring role in the victory.
"I work a lot with Jonjo in training - he tries that threaded pass a lot and it really came off today," said Bony.
"I know he has the quality to find me, and I have to be ready when I get that opportunity. I was delighted to score because it was an excellent pass from him.
"He has that vision and awareness on the pitch, and it is a great quality to have.
"Jonjo is a great, young player and I am not surprised at all by his goal. He tries it quite a lot and today it really paid off.
"It was a very important goal for us because we were suffering a little bit after they equalised.
"But after that I think we started to dominate the game a lot more, and we managed to finish the game off in the second half."
Bony's late penalty - his second from the spot in as many matches - chalked up his 24th goal of the campaign.
He again showed ice cool nerves to slot home past keeper Brad Guzan before fulfilling a promise by celebrating with a certain dance move.
He explained: "I wanted to do the dance for the two young boys who won my boots in a competition.
"They sang my name and did a great dance, so I told them I'd do it when I scored and I kept my promise. It was the perfect end to a great day."
You can see the inspiration behind Wilfried's dance by watching the video below.