It's not the spectacular things. There were no pinpoint crosses, showy crossfield balls or defence splitting passes. We know he can do all that. We've seen it before.
Tonight it was all about that extra bit of strength in the challenge, or the ability to ride tackles out that either helped us win or keep possession where in other games this season we've been too weak to do so. Of course, him doing all that freed Celina up to have perhaps his most all out attacking performance since he got here. They complemented each other very well indeed.
We have to keep Leroy fit and find someone else to do that job when he's not. Do that plus get some help for Oli and there's f*ck all in this division we need to be worried about.
I want to take this opportunity to thank @swansofficial for all the experiences and memories I have had at the club. Especially making my premier league debut. All the staff, players and mostly the supporters for always believing in me. It will never be forgotten. ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/gjdjEQQvFa
Great news on FA Cup day that Swans and council have signed a lease that gives control of the Liberty to Swans and an income for Swansea Council. Plus 3G pitches for children paid for by the Swans. Now, for Sheffield Wednesday...... pic.twitter.com/fLfhQ6l2fd
Brighton (A) West Ham (H) Huddersfield (A) Southampton (H) Man Utd (A) West Brom (A) Everton (H) Man City (A) Chelsea (H) Bournemouth (A) Stoke (H)
Two trips to Manchester aside, it's not the worst run in we could have been stuck with. That final day against Stoke could be tasty if we're both still in the mix, although there are enough opportunities in there to pick up the points we need to be safe long before then.
Clement's comments in the article below certainly add fuel to the "Bony's return" fire for me. It was noticeable how much our inability to keep the ball in the final third restricted our attacking play and increased Utd's ability to pressurise our midfield and defence.
I'd question just how much Ayew is going to be able to battle against defenders six inches taller, but if Abraham is going to learn how to do it then there's few better to have around. No reason why Llorente can't stick around too.
Seems to be building a bit of a name for himself since he left us. Don't know what kind of reputation he had when he was here but if he is behind the signings of Wanyama and Van Dijk that's impressive.
The kind of points he raises about Chelsea probably also apply to us to a certain extent. Certainly being involved in relegation battles for much of the last two seasons as well has made it harder to give untried players more than a substitute appearance or two.