Lukasz Fabianski hails Swansea City's defensive aspect during draw
19th September 2015
Lukasz Fabianski hailed a sound defensive display as the Swans earned a point - and a second clean sheet - in a closely-fought encounter against Everton.
In a game where both sides carved out a number of chances, it was the defences that came out on top as Everton held on for the remaining minutes of added-on time with ten men following sub Kevin Mirallas' dismissal.
And Fabianski was encouraged by the performance of his defenders, with Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor, in particular, making key interventions.
Williams cleared Romelu Lukaku's effort off his own line and made two key headed clearances from attempts on goal while Taylor slid in to deny the striker when he was in on goal.
"It's always nice to keep a clean sheet," said the Polish international. "We did well as a defensive unit - they had chances but we put our bodies on the line. Ash and Tayls made some key blocks while Federico and Kyle did very well.
"We wanted to give something back to the fans after losing last week at Watford.
"In the first half we had periods where we struggled, but in the second half it was the Swansea we wanted to see.
"It was a really good week on the training pitch where we worked on different aspects of our game, and we could see bits and pieces of that good work today.
"I'm not sure if it was two points dropped or a point gained, but we were closer to the level of performance we want to be at.
"Hopefully this will give us a boost ahead of the tough matches coming up."
He added: "It was a tough game against really good opposition.
"They were in good form having beaten Chelsea last week while we wanted to bounce back from the defeat to Watford.
"Both teams had their chances but a draw was a fair result."