Ipswich Town recorded their first win of the season at Swansea City Saturday.
Ipswich Town supporters have taken to Twitter to lavish praise on winger Gwion Edwards, after he provided the spark to help Paul Hurst’s side record their first Championship win of the season.
The Tractor Boys have endured a tough start to the campaign with new manager Hurst, after going the first 11 games of the season without a win, but that all changed at Swansea as Town fought back to beat Swansea City 3-2.
It was a rollercoaster of a game at the Liberty Stadium as both Swansea and Ipswich led at some point, but after the hosts had dominated the first hour or so, Ipswich midfielder Trevoh Chalobah popped up with a late winner.
While the youngster will no doubt grab the headlines, Ipswich fans were more impressed with Edwards as his trickery out wide – on his return to former club – made a telling difference.
Welsh Messi— Andrew Murphy (@piratesmurf24) October 6, 2018
You are a itfc star in the making mate keep it up— richard greeves (@richardgreeves) October 7, 2018
Sears had his best game for a very long time, Edwards again showed how crucial he is to the new #itfc, and Chalobah absolutely stepped up when it mattered. Ward had some great moments battling for it out there too, and credit to Gerks for keeping us in it. Great effort all round.— Darren Campbell (@DGDCampbell) October 6, 2018
Gwion Edwards has as many goals (3) as Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner & Bersant Celina combined this season— Tricky McTrickerson (@TMctrickster) October 7, 2018
Freddie Sears has more assists (2) than Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner & Bersant Celina combined this season#ITFC
Didn’t expect that! Hopefully this can kick start us off now. Edwards class, sears worked hard, dozz is class. Trev diffrebt gravy. One away ground I didn’t think we would get 3 points! 2 weeks hard training then back at it. #ITFC— Adam Ratcliffe (@adam1987itfc) October 6, 2018
Edwards, Dozzell and Sears surely have to start every game now going forward #itfc— King of the North (@Rjeg2000) October 6, 2018
After seeing him in action I’m so surprised we got him for as little as we did, MacAnthony always does well in getting the absolute best deals for you— Phil Gardiner (@flipitup2010) October 7, 2018
Announce new 7 year deal— Harvey Davies (@HarveyDavies5) October 6, 2018
Edwards, 25, became one of Hurst’s first signings for the club, moving to Portman Road in the summer on a two-year deal after impressing in League One with Peterborough United.
The former Wales U21 international is not yet capped for the full national team, but a repeat of his performance at the Liberty Stadium will surely make Wales boss Ryan Giggs to take a closer look at him.
Ipswich’s victory was much-needed – considering Millwall and Preston North End also picked up victories – with the Tractor Boys remaining in the Championship’s bottom three for now, with nine points from 12 games.
Hurst will be hoping the three points will lift the mood around Portman Road, and provide his side with the confidence needed to pull off their first home win in their next league outing against Queens Park Rangers.