Lessons to be learned, says Dyer
12th May 2013
Nathan Dyer says there were lessons to be learned following Sunday's narrow defeat against Manchester United.
The Swans were Sir Alex Ferguson's final opponents at Old Trafford following the Scot's decision to retire at the end of the season.
The home side set about giving their manager a perfect send off as Javier Hernandez opened the scoring, but Michu levelled things up shortly after the restart.
Swansea had chances of their own to take all three points, but Rio Ferdinand pounced late on to send the home fans into raptures.
"Coming here knowing that they had already won the league, together with it being Sir Alex's last home game, we knew it was going to be a challenge," said the winger.
"We gave them too much respect in the first half, but we came out fighting in the second.
"We got the equaliser and I thought we could go on and get a second, but the set plays in the end have cost us today.
"We had our chances, but it wasn't meant to be and we've got to learn from that."
Despite the defeat, Michael Laudrup's men are guaranteed a top-half finish following Sunday's other Premier League results.
And after just two wins from their last nine games since winning the Capital One Cup, Dyer says he and his team-mates will be doing everything they can to end the campaign on a high against Fulham at the Liberty next weekend.
"That's what we aimed for," he said. "I think we could have gone higher than that, but our standards dropped after the cup final.
"We needed to pick it up earlier than we did and we want to give the fans a good send off next weekend. They have supported us all the way and its only right that we get a win against Fulham."