Ashley Williams rues missed chances

20th September 2014

Ashley Williams felt the Swans were left to rue missed chances after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at the Liberty Stadium.

Victor Wanyama scored the crucial winner ten minutes from time after the Swans were reduced to ten men in the first half when Wilfried Bony was sent off for two bookable offences.

And Bony's dismissal proved the pivotal point in the match as the hosts looked the side in the ascendancy, up until the point when the striker was shown a red card in the 39th minute.

Prior to being sent off, the Ivory Coast international saw a glancing header cleared off the line, while Wayne Routledge struck the crossbar.

And the Swans skipper felt Monk's men should have taken advantage while they were on top.

"It was a difficult game for obvious reasons," acknowledged Williams. "Going down to ten men in the first half made it very tough for us. But to come away with nothing from that game is disappointing.

"We're kicking ourselves for not taking the chances we had. Before we went down to ten men, we were doing well. 

"We didn't start off as well as we have been doing at home, but we were creating chances.

"Then the sending off came, but even then, we restricted them to few chances - they didn't really have anything clear cut.

"It was very difficult physically because they're a good passing team and had a lot of possession. 

"But we have to stay positive. We don't like to lose two on the spin. The lads are disappointed in the dressing room, but we'll dissect the game tomorrow and pick ourselves back up.

"It's been a positive start on the whole and that's what we need to remember."