Michael Laudrup praised his players after they maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 win over West Ham at the liberty Stadium
The Swans surged into a two-goal lead in the first half through a Jussi Jaaskelainen own goal and Michu’s cool finish from James Collins’ poor back-pass.
Danny Graham netted his first goal of the season midway through the second half to seal the win as Laudrup’s men went top of the Barclays Premier League table.
“I’m very pleased with the win,” he said. “Two games, eight goals, but more importantly two clean sheets. We can be very happy with the result but we need to analyse the game also.
“We scored two goals from three or four chances, but we gave the ball away too much in the first half and that led to too many free-kicks around the box.
“That allowed them to cause us problems and we got a bit lucky towards the end of the first half.
“But in the second period we completely controlled the game and when the third goal went in, it was all over.”
West Ham were masters of their own downfall in the opening period as Angel Rangel saw his low cross deflect in off Jaaskelainen’s arm, before Michu took full advantage of Collins’ mistake to score his third goal in two games.
But it was the display of Swansea’s wide men that pleased Laudrup the most, as both Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge caused the Hammers problems all afternoon.
“Both Nathan and Wayne caused lots of problems,” he said. “But sides that are more physical than us can cause us an issue and we have to be aware of that.
“But it’s all about the balance. If we have the ball then the opposition can’t cause us any problems.”
The Swans now face two home games in succession as Barnsley visit SA1 on Tuesday in the Capital One Cup before Sunderland make the trip to South Wales on Saturday.
And Laudrup says confidence is high going in to what is a busy week prior to the first international break of the season.
“On Monday we have to think about Barnsley,” he said. “Then we have Sunderland at home next weekend.
“We want to try and progress in the cup if we can; we have great confidence in the squad and that’s so important in football.”
The big talking point before the game at the Liberty was the omission of Scott Sinclair from the Swans squad, with the winger not even named on the bench.
The former Chelsea player has been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium and Laudrup moved quickly to clarify the reasoning for leaving him out.
“There has been a lot going on in the last three or four days,” he said. “I spoke with Scott and we agreed it was best that he didn’t participate today.
“We’ll see what happens next week and if he stays, then he’ll be in the squad for next Saturday’s game against Sunderland.”
After their win last weekend, West Ham were reminded of the cruel nature of the Premier League as they were made to pay for their mistakes.
And boss Sam Allardyce conceded that the first half errors had led to their downfall.
“We were punished severely for two mistakes,” he said. “Jussi (Jaaskelainen) and James (Collins) are two of my most experienced players, particularly at this level, and they have unfortunately cost us the game today.
“We couldn’t overcome that and Swansea ran out comfortable winners in the end.
“Up until the first goal they haven’t caused us any problems. But we gifted them goals and they capitalised on the mistakes.
“As well as that, we couldn’t convert the chances we did have - and that’s also a bit of a concern for us.”