Swansea pass Prem test
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted to see his newly-promoted team earn their first Premier League point.
Last Updated: 20/08/11 7:59pm
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted to see his newly-promoted team earn their first Premier League point on a historic day at the Liberty Stadium.
The Swans had Dutch keeper Michel Vorm to thank for a 0-0 stalemate against Wigan after he superbly saved Ben Watson's second-half penalty.
It meant the Welsh crowd went home happy from the first Premier League game to take place outside England.
And Rodgers was pleased with the attitude of his side, who stuck to their passing principles, as they bounced back from the 4-0 defeat against Manchester City in their opening game.
He said: "I thought the performance was excellent.
"To come off the back of the Manchester City game, we had a great amount of belief that we could continue with our style of play in this league.
"And today I think we will have gained even more confidence.
"The way we passed the ball was exceptional at times and not only that but also our imagination and creativity in the final third. We were just lacking that finishing touch to get a goal.
"It's a historic day for the club and the country so to get a point to get us off the mark in the Premier League is very encouraging."
Vorm, who only arrived from FC Utrecht ten days ago, impressed in his debut at the Etihad Stadium and again claimed the plaudits when he dived low to his right to deny Watson.
Rodgers said: "He's a real snip at the money we've paid. He's a good guy with plenty of experience being the Dutch No.2.
"We bided our time to get the right keeper in and obviously he's come in and been very good."