If ever there was a classic illustration of a game of two halves, this was it! The Swans in the first half were fairly lack lustre and what we saw gave all the omens of another home defeat. After all,the Sunderland team were out to impress new manager Gus Poyet and the Swans had the nightmare vision of being beaten at the Liberty by a team that was bottom of the league. All interesting psychological stuff to deal with as was evident on the pitch.
Michael Laudrup's words to the Swans at half time obviously put some fire in the collective belly because they bounced around the Liberty with incredible energy and focus in the second half.
Their achievements need listing. So, it was their first home league win this season ending their dry run. Not only that, Laudrup also saw his side achieve their first Premier League penalty in the 46 games since he's been in charge. The Swans had only one other penalty which was at the Capital Cup final at Wembley.
But back to the second half action at the Liberty and Jonathan de Guzman scored two of the goals, Wilfried Bony got the penalty and Chico headed one in but it was credited as a Sunderland own goal
Sunderland Boss, Gus Poyet attempted to remain philosophical.
Another busy week lies ahead for the Swans with a Europa League fixture against Russian side, Kuban Krasnodar on Thursday and another Premier League home game against West Ham on Sunday.
Laudrup confirmed that Ben Davies will be out for both after picking up an ankle injury. He's expected to have a scan today .