MX23RW : Wednesday, February 26 00:06:18| >> :600:3300877:3300877:
Jan 18, 2020 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčLiberty Stadium
Attendance: 15,659
SwanseaSwansea City
2-1
WiganWigan Athletic
Brewster (19'), Ayew (67')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Byrne (16')

Cooper: 'Brewster is a young boy who is loving life in Swansea'

 Cooper: 'Brewster is a young boy who is loving life in Swansea'
© Reuters
The England Under-17 World Cup winner scored in the victory over Wigan.

Swansea boss Steve Cooper hailed Rhian Brewster's finishing after the Liverpool loanee claimed his first goal in senior football.

The England Under-17 World Cup winner was on target as Swansea climbed to fifth in the Sky Bet Championship standings with a 2-1 home victory over Wigan.

"Strikers love scoring and it was a really good finish," head coach Cooper said.

"I've seen him score hundreds of them during my time with Liverpool and with the national team.

"That little power run in behind and the quick finish.

"It will not do him any harm, it will build his confidence and he will realise he will have to make those runs and make those opportunities for players to make those passes.

"He is a young boy who is loving life in Swansea.

"The fans have been great with him and he wants to give a bit back. He knows that's important."

Swansea won back-to-back home games for the first time since August and have now lost only once in eight.

Andre Ayew struck the second-half winner as Chelsea teenager Conor Gallagher, who joined on loan in midweek, impressed on his Swansea debut.

"Both goals were how we want to play, getting in between the lines, playing wide and creating proper chances," Cooper said.

"Not hopeful crosses, snapshots or things like that.

"Half-time was important. We got some messages to the players.

"We felt we were not quite at the level we want be at, but we looked a threat when we moved the ball."

Wigan remain deep in relegation trouble after a ninth defeat in 16 league games, a sequence that has brought only one win.

The Latics remain two points from safety, having played one more game than 21st-placed Stoke.

"Of course we've still got the fight, you have to," said manager Paul Cook.

"It's same old, same old. We've been there before.

"We managed to take the lead and then we gave a goal away which you couldn't make up.

"But it's the way our season's gone. We gave away another cheap goal.

"The lads don't lie down, but we lacked quality."

Wigan at least had the satisfaction of welcoming back striker Kieffer Moore from injury.

The Wales striker had been out since early December and has been the subject of interest from Championship rivals Cardiff in the January transfer window.

"It's well publicised Cardiff made a couple of bids for Kieffer and that's where it's at," Cook added.

"But Kieffer's back in now, fit and playing, and that's good for the club."

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Steve Cooper

Click here for more stories about Swansea City

Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Bristol City boss Lee Johnson on December 22, 2019
Read Next:
Johnson pleased with "top player" Jamie Paterson
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Champions League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Copa Sudamericana
Qatar Open Second Round
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool27261064174779
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
4Chelsea2713594537844
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
9Arsenal2781363936337
10Burnley27114123339-637
11Everton27106113641-536
12Southampton27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
16Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
19Watford2759132443-1924
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!