Swansea boss Garry Monk: Cardiff win is my proudest moment

Garry Monk

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Monk proud after debut derby win

Swansea manager Garry Monk says guiding his side to a 3-0 victory over Cardiff in the south Wales derby ranks as one of the proudest moments of his career.

Goals from Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony secured three points that moved Swans up to 10th in the Premier League.

Club captain Monk was put in charge for "the foreseeable future" after Swansea sacked Michael Laudrup on Tuesday.

"This is my proudest part," he said. "The players were magnificent."

The win was only Swansea's second in 11 league games, but boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation to the Championship as they moved four points clear of 18th-place West Brom.

Monk, who has been with Swansea since 2004 and has made 270 appearances for them, added: "We can keep the ball as well as anyone in this league.

"Confidence is the biggest thing. Half the battle is the mentality, if you can get the mentality right the football takes care of itself.

"We need to take the belief from this game and into the games coming."

Monk said he does not know how long he will be in charge but has said that he wants the job on a permanent basis.

"It doesn't feel like an audition," he said.

"The chairman asked me to take over with the first team and I would do anything for this club - be it the under-eights, the academy or the first team. Fortunately it was the first team and there is no prouder man than me tonight."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chelsea2517532756
2Arsenal2517442255
3Man City2517354154
4Liverpool2515553350
5Everton2412931245
6Tottenham241356-144
7Man Utd2412481040
8Newcastle2511410-237
9Southampton25997736
10Swansea257612-327
11Hull257612-527
12Aston Villa257612-927
13Stoke256811-1426
14Crystal Palace258215-1626
15West Ham256712-725
16Norwich256712-1825
17Sunderland256613-1324
18West Brom2541110-823
19Cardiff255614-2521
20Fulham246117-3119
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