Date: 24th October 2015 at 5:47pm
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk is now hoping that today’s win at Aston Villa can help get his side some momentum now after a poor run of form.

Both sides were in desperate need of a win today to ease the pressure. Villa were still lacking a home League win this season, while the Swans hadn’t won in their last 6 games, and were playing on the back of an awful performance on Monday night as they lost 1-0 against Stoke City.

It looked like Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa side were going to take all three points when Jordan Ayew netted an easy strike in the second half. The Swans didn’t look capable of scoring – which was again a worry, but up stepped Gylfi Sigurdsson to curl in a wonderful free kick from 25 yards.

The momentum shifted in Swansea’s favour following the equaliser, and Monk’s side finally looked capable of scoring a goal from open play.

Substitute Modou Barrow, replacing a poor Jefferson Montero, was causing all sorts of problems as soon as he came on. Villa left back Richardson was booked for a blatant foul on the winger just moments after he came on. His pace help the Swans to attack down the right and it was his good work that allowed Naughton to send in a low cross for Ayew to slide in and net a late winner.

Monk is now hoping that the win can give his side some much needed momentum after ending a 6-match winless run.

‘Any three points is welcome in the period we’ve been in. It was good to get back to winning ways. It’s been a bit of a circus this week but you have to live with that.

‘I don’t really focus on what’s been said. I focus on the group and football. There will be ups and downs. Winning games is all people care about.

‘I know what this group is capable of. We still have a lot to do but hopefully this is the start to get some momentum now. It was even in the first half and second half we stepped it up. We deserved the three points.’

 
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