Swansea manager Garry Monk is a delighted man after his team have made a spectacular start to the new Premier League season by winning all their opening three matches. Swansea opened the campaign with an away match against Manchester United which many predicted would go in the way of the Red Devils. However, the visitors once again stunned the home supporters by getting a 2-1 win. It was not the finest attacking display from Swansea, but their defending was of the top order to prevent United from coming back into the match.
Since then, they have managed to build on this victory by taking three points against Burnley and West Brom. The start has been so good that Swansea have also managed to progress to the next round of the League Cup after beating Rotherham United. Since the start of the campaign, Swansea have conceded just one goal in the four matches. After the 3-0 win over West Brom that put Swansea briefly at the top of the table, manager Monk accepted that it has been a good start to the campaign but players are not getting carried away.
Swansea were one of the surprise packages in Michael Laudrup’s first season at the club, but they disappointed last season by finishing close to the relegation zone.
“It’s a good start but that’s all it is. There’s a long way to go and a lot more work to do, but it’s good to have the winning habit. We know what we are. We’ll try to get to that 40-point barrier as quickly as possible, that will always be our target. It’s only our fourth year in the Premier League and expectations come with winning games but we have to get there as soon as possible,” said the manager, whose team next take on table leaders Chelsea.