Date: 11th April 2011 at 8:09pm
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Mark Gower admitted he had forgotten how to celebrate goals after netting only his second goal in 114 games for Swansea City in Saturday’s 3-0 home win against Norwich City.

The former Southend United midfielder added Swansea’s second against the Canaries with an unstoppable half-volley strike from 25 yards.

Gower then ran over to the North-West corner of the Stadium to celebrate in front of his wife and son, with a surprised and delighted look on his face!

Gower told BBC Sport:

‘I couldn’t believe it went in,’

‘I’ve hit the bar and the post and had some disallowed before but to finally get one is a nice feeling.

‘I sort of lost myself a bit, I didn’t really know what to do.

‘Thankfully I saw my wife and my little boy up in the crowd, looked at them and gave them a little wave.

‘She went shopping for my last goal [in the 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in October 2009] and wasn’t going to come today but thankfully she did.

‘She hasn’t seen me score for 114 games, but it was all the more sweeter that it was an important goal.

‘My little boy Jimmy is six and he’s been giving me a lot of stick about not scoring so it’s my turn to have a bit of fun.’


Gower also said that Swansea’s poor away form has more pressure on them:

‘I think our away form has put us under that pressure,’

‘We’re not getting the results away from home that we need and consequently that’s putting pressure on us at home.

‘But so far, so good, the boys have responded to that pressure. We’ve had three big games – Forest Leeds and Norwich at home and we’ve won all three.

‘It’s something we need to look at because we haven’t found the solution as our away form isn’t great, but on the other side we’ve had a few great results away from home.

‘That solidness and togetherness away from home is going to be needed in the last three away games. We want to get second place. We’re a formidable side at home but need a few points away from home.

‘We seem to rise to the occasion when it’s a bigger occasion and that can’t be right as we need to battle against the other sides but also it’s such an up and down league, anyone can beat anyone.’