Swansea City didn’t put in their best performance of the season on Monday, but they took all three points in a win over Watford.
But with the Swans’ current situation, the points are all that matter.
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Just their second win in the past 12 games, the result moves Swansea one point above Newcastle and out of the bottom-three.
The club announced before the match that Francesco Guidolin had been appointed as the new head coach, as Alan Curtis has been in charge as a caretaker since Garry Monk‘s firing in early December. Guidolin was in the stands at the Liberty Stadium watching on as his new club secured a much-needed win.
While Swansea looked good in the first half when they took a one-goal lead, they were under pressure for most of the second half and were fortunate Watford didn’t find an equalizer.
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However, Curtis was still ecstatic after the match as he celebrated with his staff and players on the pitch, as wins have been hard to come by as of late.
Veteran Leon Britton, who has been with Swansea since their League Two days, spoke on the importance of taking all three points.
Today probably wasn’t the prettiest of games but at this stage of the season three points are massive for us. When you have a new manager watching the game, everyone is out to impress of course. It has given everyone a lift.
It is a big weekend because we dropped into the bottom three so we needed the win to get back out. A big lift.
With Guidolin ready to take charge, this win was massive to give both the manager and the players confidence moving forward. Swansea are a much better side than their position on the table shows, and the focus has to stay on earning points any way possible.