Matt Grimes | We should have had all three points

25th October 2020
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Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes admits Swansea City left Ashton Gate frustrated they had not taken all three points from their clash with Bristol City.

Steve Cooper's side looked set for maximum points in BS3 after Jamal Lowe's brilliant second-half finish put them in front.

But they were pegged back eight minutes from time, when Nahki Wells slotted home from the penalty spot after Connor Roberts was deemed to have fouled Antoine Semenyo by referee Oliver Langford.

The decision appeared harsh with Semenyo appearing to fall over the Swansea defender, who had tripped following a tussle from a free-kick.

While Grimes acknowledged the value of a point against their second-placed opponents, the Swans skipper was left to rue the nature in which all three slipped away from the visitors' grasp. 

"A point away from home is good against a team that has been flying. But in the manner that we got the point, we are certainly disappointed," he said.

"We got ourselves in a very good position at 1-0 up. I thought we limited them to very few chances. 

"When a penalty decision like that goes against you at the end, it knocks the wind out of your sails and loses you two points.

"Then they were throwing bodies forward to try and get the winner and the dynamic of the game had changed, so we were under the cosh. 

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"But throughout the game, we limited them to next to nothing.

"It should have been all three points and, but for that penalty decision, we'd have got them."

Nevertheless, the point extended the Swans' unbeaten run on the road to 10 league games following their draw at Coventry on Tuesday.

And following a tricky test at St Andrew's in midweek, Grimes was pleased with his team-mates' response against the Robins.

"Coventry was probably one of our toughest games this season; they've obviously just got promoted from League One, so they're at it and played some decent stuff,” he added.

"To get a point there was decent in our circumstances; I don't think we were at our best there at all.

"We had to show something against Bristol. I think we did that in the first half, then we had some good chances in the second half."