Many Swansea fans have lauded a new hero at the Liberty Stadium after Ben Wilmot scored the winner in the South Wales derby.
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The Watford loanee started his first league game for Steve Cooper’s side, after Wales international Joe Rodon was sidelined for at least two months due to a tendon injury, which will require surgery, according to the BBC.
Aside from the goal, Wilmot registered two successful tackles, two interceptions and also managed a big five clearances – the highest out of the Swansea players (also per WhoScored).
Unsurprisingly, Swansea fans were waxing lyrical about the 19-year-old, who has secured himself in folklore at the club by scoring that vital goal.
Here are some of the mentions below…
Petition for a Ben Wilmot statue outside the Liberty? #swans
— G_J (@Garin_Jenks) October 27, 2019
Ben Wilmot has just written his name in to Swans folklore, a winning goal in the derby. Absolutely fantastic feeling to win this game, what an atmosphere at the Liberty. Absolutely buzzing. Now for a pint! #SwanseaCity #swans
— Howard James (@HowyJam) October 27, 2019
Just bought some Ben Wilmot Pjamas #Swans
— Mark Williams (@sparkyjack84) October 27, 2019
South Wales will and always be WHITE! What a performance and I’m so proud of every single player! Ben Wilmot with the rest of them absolutely superb! I love this club and can’t beat a Derby victory. Vlog will be class and I’m going to enjoy tonight, get in!!! #Swans YJB’S
— Rhys (@SCFC_Rhys) October 27, 2019
Well that was an encouraging Swansea first half
— Craig (@craigyjones1983) October 27, 2019
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— Lone Star Jack (@mtumulty) October 27, 2019