Swansea City: Gylfi Sigurdsson wants more Bafetimbi Gomis goals

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Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson hopes striker Bafetimbi Gomis becomes more prolific in front of goal for the rest of the season.

The French forward scored his second Premier League goal of 2015 to earn the Swans a late 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

Sigurdsson says the club are pleased for Gomis, 29, who took over as frontline striker after Wilfried Bony's January move to Manchester City.

"Everyone's happy for him... there's a lot of pressure on him," he said.

"Hopefully now he can really push on and get some goals before the end of the season.

"Everyone believes in him. Of course it's hard for a striker when you need goals, but he kept going and he got the goal in the end."

Gomis, 29, had missed two earlier chances saved by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan before holding off Ciaran Clark with three minutes to go to convert from 12 yards.

The victory takes Swansea up to eighth in the table as they continue their push for their highest finish in English football since they came sixth in the old Division One in 1981-82.

It was also the first win for the Welsh club in three Premier League matches, following defeats by Tottenham and Liverpool.

Gomis fainted on the pitch in the defeat at White Hart Lane and returned for the loss against Liverpool.

The Swans now have 43 points this season and Sigurdsson says they are aiming to beat their record haul of 47 in their first season in the Premier League in 2011-12.

"It was very important we got the win today and we are looking to build on it," he said.

"We are trying to beat our [Premier League] points record from a few years ago... so that's one of the aims this season."

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