Ash: Draw feels like a defeat
4th October 2014
Ashley Williams admitted that Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle felt more like a defeat.
The visitors twice pegged back the home side, who took the lead when Wilfried Bony slotted past Tim Krul for his first goal of the season.
Papiss Cisse grabbed an equaliser on the stroke of half-time, but Wayne Routledge restored the hosts' advantage with a cool finish just five minutes after the restart.
Tim Krul then pulled off a superb save from Bony as the Swans looked to put the game beyond doubt, but were punished when Cisse popped up to get his second of the afternoon and earn Newcastle a share of the spoils.
And Williams insists there was a feeling of disappointment in the dressing room following the final whistle.
"It doesn't feel like a point, it feels like we lost," said the Swans skipper. "If you score two goals at home then you should win the game.
"It was disappointing to concede two goals defensively, so there's plenty to work on.
"We knew they had quality, but we have to look at ourselves.
"As a unit we should have stopped the two goals and we probably could have had another few goals at the other end.
"We're pleased Wilf got his goal - that is a positive, and he was unlucky not to get a couple more.
"This is a bit of a kick in the teeth, but we've got 11 points and plenty to build on."