Stalwart Defender & Superb Winger in Crooks’ Team of the Week


Swansea City secured their third straight victory over Manchester United on Sunday as goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis earned Garry Monk’s side another memorable win.

crooks-1There wasn’t one Swansea player who didn’t put in an exceptional shift at the Liberty. From Lukasz Fabianski in the net to Jonjo Shelvey and Jack Cork in the middle, all the way to the front men – the Swans were simply outstanding once again.

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BBC pundit Garth Crooks was extremely impressed with Monk’s side this weekend, and he named another two Swans players in his team of the week, he said;

“The battle between Wales captain Ashley Williams and his England counterpart Wayne Rooney was a fascinating one. Rooney always looked dangerous but Williams never looked fazed by his presence.

“The telling moment came late in the second half when Rooney looked certain to equalise before Williams rescued the situation without conceding a penalty. It was a critical incident in the match.”

The skipper was faultless in the heart of the Swansea defence, and he built the platform for his team to go on and get the three points. Another player who played a pivotal role in the win was new capture Ayew. The Ghanaian has settled into life in South Wales with ease and he was superb yet again on Sunday.

“I saw this lad make his debut for Swansea against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season and he was impressive then. Against Manchester United he was even better. The Ghana international joined the Swans on free transfer – now that’s what I call value for money.”

The Swans fans were treated to another unforgettable victory over Manchester United, which has fired their team up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table.