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Happy Ash: When Michu scores we normally win

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

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ASHLEY Williams admitted Swansea City were delighted to see Michu back on the goalscoring trail.

The club's leading marksmen had been on something of a barren run, not netting in the last six games.

He had not hit the target since grabbing the first in Swansea's 2-0 Capital One Cup semi-final first leg win at Chelsea.

The former Rayo Vallecano man enjoyed a slice of luck to break the deadlock against Queens Park Rangers.

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Nathan Dyer's shot was spilled by Julio Cesar and Michu's mis-hit effort looped up before finding the net.

His second was an expert finish, tucked into the far corner after he was picked out by Pablo Hernandez.

"We were pleased that he scored. He's our main goalscorer, he hadn't scored for a little while so for him to get a goal was pleasing," said Williams.

"I don't think not scoring was getting to him, he didn't say anything and he was still performing.

"When he scores we normally win, so it was good."

Swansea managed to overcome QPR despite a Capital One Cup final meeting with Bradford looming large on the horizon.

Michael Laudrup's men travel to Liverpool next week before that Wembley showpiece.

But they were not distracted by the big occasion and put in a professional performance against Harry Redknapp's struggling side.

That was Swansea's first win in four games, coming after a defeat to West Ham and draws against Chelsea in the cup and Sunderland in the league.

"We have performed well for most of the season," said Williams.

"The Chelsea game was a different type of performance.

"QPR are struggling in the league, but they've got so much quality. On their day they can probably beat anyone. We wanted to control the game from the first minute to the last and I felt like we did that.

"We felt like it was down to us whether we won or lost."

Williams saw centre-back partner Chico Flores stretchered off after only 33 minutes of Saturday's game. The defender is now likely to miss the Capital One Cup final after a scan revealed he had ruptured ankle ligaments.

"He had a boot on to protect his ankle and I didn't really see it," said Williams. "We had a little issue with one of the free-kicks about who was marking who so I was trying to sort that out. I haven't had a chance to speak to him.

"I hope for his and the team's sake that it's not that serious and he's not going to be out for too long.

"It's not nice when you see your partner go down like that."

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