Michael Duff | We had enough chances to win the game

2nd December
First team


Head coach Michael Duff felt his Swansea City side had the chances to take all three points against Huddersfield Town, after Charlie Patino’s late strike secured a 1-1 draw at the Swansea.com Stadium.

Having trailed to an early Ben Cabango own goal, the Swans dominated the majority of the remainder of the contest, having nearly 80 per cent of the ball and more than 20 shots on goal.

But they did not get back on level terms until the 93rd minute, when Patino sent an unerring strike into the bottom corner of the net.

Harry Darling then had a chance to snatch victory with a header, but the spoils ended up being shared.

“We have got to win the game. The numbers and stats tell you we should win the game,” said Duff.

“We haven’t and that is the frustration, we have had 80 per cent of possession and 25 shots on goal.

“We gifted them a goal which has been the story of our last few weeks, which gave them something to hang on to.

“We have scored in the last minute, which shows the lads have kept going, but we needed to be ruthless.

Charlie Patino cele


“There are no pats on the back, we have to start winning.”

Duff praised the impact of his substitutes, with Yannick Bolasie bringing energy following his half-time introduction, while Patino ended up netting the leveller.

“Yannick brings what he brings, I think he blew up a bit in the last 10 or 15 minutes but we needed people to come on and affect the game,” added Duff.

“Charlie has come on and scored a good goal, and that is what we want.

“It was not an easy chance, it was a calm finish and he did okay when he came on.”