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Marvin Emnes enters Swansea folklore - Brendan Rodgers

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Emnes and Allen hail Swansea win

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers sang the praises of Marvin Emnes after his goal in the 1-0 derby win at Cardiff.

"It was a terrific goal, he'll obviously go down in folklore with Swans fans after that," said Rodgers.

"He's taken the ball in and made a wonderful turn... he's shown great quality since he's been with us."

Striker Emnes is due to return to Middlesbrough as his loan ends at the end of this week, but Rodgers says he hopes to keep hold of the Dutchman.

"His last game will be against Bristol City on Wednesday, he can't play against Middlesbrough [on Sunday]," Rodgers told BBC Sport Wales.

We were paid a massive compliment by Cardiff because they changed their structure and team

Brendan Rodgers

"We'll take it from there, he's a player we'd love to keep here.

"He fits perfectly into our style and our identity as a team, and he's a good guy as well so we'll see what happens in the next week or so."

The match was Rodgers' first south Wales derby and the Northern Irishman was thrilled with the outcome.

"It's feels very good, it's obviously my first derby," he said. "The build-up was very big and I'm obviously delighted.

"It was very important as there was a lot of emotion and history involved. It was important for the fans and for our position in the league.

"We were paid a massive compliment by Cardiff because they changed their structure and team to match up our three in midfield.

"We started to get control of the game, especially in the second half when we created a number of chances. We thoroughly deserved it.

"We needed a strong team ethos in attack and defence and you could see that against a top, top team who have scored many goals.

"Take away all the emotion from it and it's another three points.

"We'll take each game as it comes. We're feeling very strong and this moves us closer to the top two so we'll keep going and improving day by day."



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see also
Cardiff City 0-1 Swansea City
07 Nov 10 |  Championship
Jones urges calm after Swans loss
07 Nov 10 |  Cardiff
Swansea face losing loanee Emnes
01 Nov 10 |  Swansea
Emnes seals Swansea loan switch
18 Oct 10 |  Swansea
BBC Sport Wales coverage
03 Oct 11 |  Wales


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