Danny Graham hails quick response – Swansea City 3 Arsenal 2

Swansea match-winner Graham hails quick response to equaliser

Swansea match-winner Danny Graham felt his side's swift response to Arsenal's goals was key as they won 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal led inside five minutes through the prolific Robin van Persie but Scott Sinclair equalised with a 16th-minute penalty before Nathan Dyer fired the Welsh side in front.

And after Theo Walcott levelled, Graham struck immediately following the restart to earn the home side three points.

Winner: Danny Graham (right) celebrates scoring Swansea's third goal

Winner: Danny Graham (right) celebrates scoring Swansea's third goal

'It was a great game for the spectators with two passing teams, and I thought we deserved the win,' Graham told Sky Sports 1.

'We responded quickly (after Arsenal went ahead), we got the goal not so long after theirs and took them on in the second half.

'For us to score so quickly after they equalised was massive and we played good stuff towards the end, we're stood here with three points and I think we deserved it.'

The penalty appeared a harsh decision against Aaron Ramsey after a coming together between the Wales captain and Dyer, but the impressive Swans winger had no doubts.

Instrumental: Dyer won a penalty and scored a goal

Instrumental: Dyer won a penalty and scored a goal

'I dragged the ball back and got a kick on the back of my standing leg, it was a clear penalty,' he said.

Manager Brendan Rodgers echoed Graham's thoughts after his side's response to Arsenal's goals.

'In those adverse moments you find out about the players, and the response was incredible,' he said. 'Defensively we were not at our best but you have to respect you're playing against top players.'

Arsenal are themselves seen as the model, on a domestic level, for Swansea's attractive passing style and Rodgers was delighted after they managed the rare feat of dominating possession against Arsene Wenger's side.

Little and large: Dyer and Graham embrace after winning the penalty

Little and large: Dyer and Graham embrace after winning the penalty

'It's something we all inherently believe in and we've had success with it,' he said. 'The players show great courage to pass the ball, sometimes we make mistakes but I've got a great belief they can play and pass, even against the best teams.

'It was always going to be a fantastic football game. They (Arsenal) have been doing it for years, Arsene Wenger has brought his club on a million miles regarding the ethos and philosophy of the game while we're only just beginning.

'To beat a top team and a top manager was fantastic, the players were brilliant – I'm very, very proud.'