Research pays off for Vorm
Keeper remembered where Watson placed previous penalty
Last Updated: August 22, 2011 10:18am
Vorm: Helped Swansea secure their first ever Premier League point on Saturday
Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm revealed he had done his homework on Wigan's Ben Watson ahead of his dramatic penalty save on Saturday.
The 27-year-old became an instant hero for the Welsh outfit when he pushed away Watson's 73rd minute spot-kick to keep the score at 0-0 and ensured the Swans picked up their first point of the season.
The Dutchman was only making his second appearance for the newly promoted club since signing from Utrecht over the summer.
Speaking after the game, Vorm revealed he had seen Watson score a penalty on the opening day of the season and that had played a part in his save.
"I watched the game last week and saw the same Wigan player take a penalty into the same corner," said Vorm.
"I just tried to wait as long as possible, went to the right corner and got a hand to it.
"I have stopped a lot of penalties in my career. I just try and concentrate and don't think of the crowd and noise and just be myself.
"But if the kick is good then you need luck."