Mixed emotions for Bony

23rd December 2018
First team

Wilfried Bony netted his first Swansea City goal in nearly a year against Hull, but the striker was left ruing the chances that got away in the 3-2 defeat.

The Ivorian had given Graham Potter’s men the perfect start as he fired home from just outside the area in just the third minute at the KCOM Stadium.

But, not for the first time this season, the Swans were made to pay for not being able to find the second goal to double their lead despite having chances to do so.

It proved costly in the final analysis as three goals in 10 second-half minutes for the Tigers proved decisive, even with Bersant Celina scoring late on for the visitors.

Swansea had enjoyed a flurry of chances around the half-hour mark when a goal to the good, and Bony cut a frustrated figure despite marking his first league start since December 2017 by getting on the scoresheet.

“We started well but I think I should have killed the game in the first half,” he said.

“I missed a clear chance and, having controlled the game for 30 to 35 minutes, they then had a good spell.

“In the second half we tried to control the game but it was difficult as the game was box-to-box, from chance to chance.

“The goal was fine, but in general I had to kill the game and I did not. It is a pity but that is how football goes.

“I should have had at least two goals and we were paid back. We missed chances and now we have work, learn from the mistakes and make sure we are ready for the Aston Villa game.”