Garry Monk: Mistakes proved costly

29th December

Garry Monk felt mistakes proved costly as his side suffered a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Alberto Moreno opened the scoring for the hosts just after the half-hour mark when he hit home from close range.
Liverpool fortuitously doubled their advantage when Lukasz Fabianski's clearance rebounded into the net off the back of Adam Lallana after half-time, before Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back almost immediately.
But Lallana struck again with a low strike, while Jonjo Shelvey's headed own goal meant the Swans left Merseyside empty handed.
And the Swans boss felt that, despite his side enjoying the majority of possession, errors proved costly.

"I'm disappointed with the result," said Monk. "I thought we played okay. We had the most possession and created some chances, but we made too many mistakes, which cost us the result.
"At any level if you make those sort of mistakes, you can be punished, but especially at this level.
"Against a very talented Liverpool side, you will be punished - as we saw tonight."
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with his side's performance as they continued their recent upturn in form.

"I think over the last few weeks the performance level has been a lot better," said Rodgers.
"The shape of the team causes other teams problems. Apart from a ridiculous spell after we conceded the goal, it was a really dominant performance.
"Our ability to press the ball enabled us to create chances, which is what happened tonight."