Swansea boss Rodgers proud of victory at Aston Villa

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers was proud of his players after victory at Aston Villa.

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers was proud of his players after victory at Aston Villa.

Swansea went ahead in the fourth minute when Stephen Warnock got in a mix-up and gave the ball straight to Nathan Dyer, who took it on before firing past Brad Guzan.

Former Villa man Wayne Routledge then doubled the advantage two minutes into the second half, pouncing when Danny Graham hit the post to seal a 2-0 triumph and the Swans' maiden victory on the road since their promotion to the top flight last summer.

They were more than worthy winners on the day and manager Rodgers said: "It was a wonderful performance and result for us to come to a place like Aston Villa, where Swansea have never won.

"I thought my players were brilliant today. We scored two goals and could have had a few more.

"Everything that is good in our game was evident - the intelligence of our pressure and some of our passing and interchange was exceptional.

"It was thoroughly deserved and I am delighted for the players and supporters.

"To get an away win is important. We spoke last night about making a new commitment to our resolve away from home, showing that little bit more steel so we get our rewards, and we did that, which was very pleasing."

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