Homework pays off for Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm
Vorm made his international debut against Japan in 2009

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm revealed his homework paid off after saving Ben Watson's penalty in Swansea City's 0-0 draw with Wigan.

Vorm saved Watson's second-half penalty to secure Swansea's first point in the Premier League.

Watson had scored from the spot in Wigan's 1-1 draw against Norwich City on the opening day of the season.

And when asked if had seen Watson's penalty, Dutch international Vorm said: "Yes, I watched it."

The 27-year-old keeper joined Swansea from FC Utrecht for £1.5m on the eve of the new Premier League.

He made his Swansea debut against Manchester City and despite the heavy 4-0 defeat Vorm made a string of outstanding saves.

And the Dutchman was the Welsh side's hero once again by denying Watson after Wigan's Jordi Gomez - a former Swan - was fouled by Ashley Williams after 73 minutes.

"Last week also the goalkeeper went to the same corner and he shot it very well," said Vorm, who succeeded where Norwich custodian John Ruddy had failed.

"The only thing for me was trying to concentrate and go at the right moment to the corner.

"He shot it low so I could get my hand to it. It was a good save I think."

In the first ever Premier League match to be played at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea dominated possession.

But Vorm has warned his team-mates they need to start making the most of possession and opportunities that come their way.

"If you don't score [then] the possession don't count," said the five time capped Netherlands keeper.

"[In] the first half and beginning of the second half we had some good chances. If we'd have scored we [would have] won this game.

"Next week is another game and another chance to win."

After a Carling Cup second-round tie at Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday, Brendan Rodgers' side welcome Sunderland to the Liberty Stadium next Saturday.

And Vorm believes Swansea City's style of play will make an impression in the Premier League this season.

"Last season they also played good matches," Vorm added.

"In the first week when I came here I was very impressed how they play and how they train.

"I think if we play like this the whole season through we're going to get points."

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