De Guzman on song for Swans
Swansea City 3 Norwich City 0
Garry Monk hailed the skill and desire shown by the likes of Jonathan de Guzman and Wilfried Bony after they helped fire his side to this much-needed win.
The Swans leaped to 13th after sweeping past a toothless Norwich. Dutchman De Guzman scored a brace and was involved in much of his side's good work, impressing interim manager Monk. The attacking midfielder is on loan from Villarreal and yet to sign a permanent deal. "He epitomised everything that was good about us," said Monk. "It would be an important signing for the club, but you obviously have to speak to the player and see how he feels as well."
De Guzman's double was scored in the space of just eight first-half minutes. After half an hour, he struck sweetly from 18 yards after the Norwich defence failed to clear a Jonjo Shelvey cross.
He had brutish but skilful striker Bony to thank for teeing up his second with a sublime drag-over and backheel that pierced the defence, allowing De Guzman to calmly side-foot his finish past the despairing John Ruddy.
Wayne Routledge put the result beyond doubt when he latched onto a deft Shelvey through-ball and converted.
Canaries' boss Chris Hughton said he came to the Liberty Stadium with a positive formation and mindset, but admitted his side did not deserve to get anything out of the game.
"In a game when you're up against a team that's as good a passing team as Swansea are, you can't give them the amount of ball we gave them," said Hughton. "I thought we conceded three soft goals."
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