. . . striker delighted as he nets winner against Newcastle
Super sub Luke Moore thoroughly enjoyed his first league goal in nearly a year as the Swans edged out Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium.
After being introduced in the 76th minute, Moore’s strike ten minutes later proved the difference as Michael Laudrup’s side completed the league double over Newcastle.
The 27-year-old deceived the visitors’ defence with his first touch after Davide Santon failed to deal with Wayne Routledge’s cross before the striker bundled home with four minutes remaining.
It was Moore’s first league goal since the 1-0 home win over Manchester City on March 11 last year.
And he was delighted to finally get back on the scoresheet for the Swans.
“It was great to get out onto the pitch,” said Moore, whose other goals this season came in the Capital One Cup win over Barnsley.
“I managed to get into the game pretty quickly and thankfully got the goal.
“It’s been too long without a league goal for me . I had to keep calm when the ball dropped to me, and I just managed to beat their keeper.”
In a fairly even contest, both sides had their chances with Ashley Williams and Garry Monk going close in the first half.
Yohan Cabeye, Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sissoko all tested Michel Vorm in the second half as Newcastle came more into the game.
But Moore’s strike proved crucial as the Swans moved onto 40 points with ten games remaining.
“We were conscious that we wanted to start the game well,” added Moore. “We played some great football in the first half – I really enjoyed watching it - but they had some good chances in the second half.
“It was a pretty even game.
“But we managed to get the win, and everyone is delighted.
“But our season so far hasn’t exceeded our expectations. We have some good players here and we just want to continue our good work in the remaining ten games.”