The Icelandic playmaker instead prioritised showing his former club some respect.
Midway through the second half of the Premier League contest at Goodison Park, Sigurdsson was fed the ball by Wayne Rooney near the edge of the Swansea box. He cut inside onto his right foot and unleashed a powerful curling effort beyond the reach of Lukas Fabianski and into the far corner of the net.
Sigurdsson hardly showed a sign of happiness as he was mobbed by his Everton team-mates.
The 28-year-old spent three years at Swansea before completing a £45million move to Everton over the summer.
5 – Gylfi Sigurdsson has been directly involved in five goals in his last seven Premier League games (3 goals, 2 assists), after failing to score or provide an assist in his first 10 this season. Kickstart.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 18, 2017
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He’s struggled to meet the huge expectations that have come with such a price tag but has begun to show signs in recent weeks why the Toffees were so desperate to sign him – his stunning goal against Swansea a case in point.
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