Ben: Draw was a fair result

16th December 2013


Ben Davies insists a point apiece was a fair reflection on the game as the Swans were held at Norwich.

The visitors took a deserved lead when Nathan Dyer coolly lobbed the ball over John Ruddy, before Gary Hooper grabbed an equaliser for the Canaries in first-half stoppage time.

Neither side could find a winner in the second period as the Swans remain 10th in the Premier League table with 20 points from 16 games.

However, the result at Carrow Road was marred by a bad injury to goalscorer Dyer, who was stretchered off with a suspected fractured ankle.

And Davies believes that a draw was a fair result at the end of a busy week for the Swans that saw them play three games in the space of six days.



"I think a draw was a fair result," said the defender. "Both sides could have nicked it, but it's a tough place to go.

"We deserved our lead and probably should have capitalised on it and scored another goal. They caught us with a bit of a sucker punch before half-time and we couldn't really kick on from there.

"The break in play may have had an effect, but we can't use that as an excuse. It's part of football and we should have dealt with it better."

Sunday's trip to Carrow Road came at the end of a hectic week for the Swans.

Michael Laudrup's men qualified for the knockout stage of the Europa League last Thursday despite defeat in St Gallen - a feat that came on the back of a draw against Hull at the Liberty.

And after picking up another valuable point on the road, Davies insists that their points tally is probably accurate as the Swans near the midway point of the campaign.

"It was difficult to get into the game," he said. "Norwich pressed us well and were well organised and quite clever.

"That made it hard for us to get going again but we had a couple of good chances late on and we could have nicked it.

"We haven't got a bad points total as it stands. I think it is a fair reflection of where we are at, even though we haven't quite hit the heights of last season.

"We haven't played as well as we can and yet we are still picking up points."