Laudrup: We deserved a point

9th March 2013

Michael Laudrup felt his side deserved a share of the points after a 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.
The Swans started brightly and were rewarded for their dominance as Luke Moore - making his first start since Boxing Day - headed home from Jonathan de Guzman's corner.
However, the home side hit back shortly before the interval when Romelu Lukaku stabbed home from a Graham
Dorrans cross.
Albion then went on to have the better of the second half, Lukaku seeing his penalty saved by Michel Vorm before de Guzman's own goal gave Steve Clarke's men the lead.
The Swans rallied late on and were denied a point when substitute Roland Lamah's goal was ruled out for an apparent offside.
"After every game we are discussing decisions, but I've always said that we have three or four chances to see it after the game," said Laudrup.
"But how on earth can you disallow that goal? It's really frustrating.
"We dominated the first half hour, which was great. Michu had two big chances and they only had one effort that went wide.
"Their first shot on target in the first half was the goal. But they took over in the opening period of the second half.
"We came back into it towards the end and I think a draw would have been a fair result."
The Swans now look forward to back-to-back home games against Arsenal and Tottenham.
And Laudrup insists his players' focus will remain a positive one as they look to get back on track in the Premier League.
"I have nothing to complain about," he said. "I hope we can go on, but the motivation is there and hopefully it will stay there for the last nine games.
"But I'm very satisfied with the attitude of my players and their reaction in the last 15 minutes - we just didn't get the luck today."

Meanwhile, Steve Clarke was delighted with his side as they moved above Liverpool and into 7th place in the Premier League.

"We deserved to win the game," he said. "We don't come from behind very often but very pleasing that we did that.

"Swansea started really well but we stayed in the game. I played five in midfield because I knew they would start quickly.
"By and large we played well, created a few chances and deserved the three points against a very good Swansea side.
"But their goal should have been given at the end so we have had a break there."