Positives to take from performance, says Cork

13th December 2015

Jack Cork felt there were positives to take from Swansea's performance despite their 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.

The Swans suffered heartbreak at the Etihad Stadium after Yaya Toure's last-gasp winner cancelled out Bafe Gomis' late equaliser.

On a wet afternoon in Manchester, former Swan Wilfried Bony put the hosts in front during a closely contested first half.

But the Swans responded to the setback well and dominated for large periods of the second half.

They were finally rewarded for their efforts in the 90th minute when Bafe Gomis came off the bench to fire a fierce equaliser past Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, only for Toure to snatch a winner moments later.

And despite acknowledging that the result was tough to take, Cork insisted that the Swans could take positives from their performance. 

"It's really tough to take," said the English midfielder. "When you nick one last minute, you think you can hold on. But from the time they kicked off to the time they scored, I don't think we touched the ball. 

"It's a horrible feeling, especially as it was a deflected goal. They didn't really have any chances in the second half, which makes it even harder to take.

"I felt we dominated a lot of the game today. We played well today and it feels like the result has been stolen from us.

"It was such a good feeling when we scored - everyone was going mad. I could see, looking at the fans, how much it meant to them.

Then it was horrible to see that ball loop over our heads and into the corner. But that's football - maybe next time it will go our way.

"But we'll come out of it and be positive next week. Hopefully we can play the same way but get a result at home.

"The performance was really positive. Everyone knew it was going to be a tough game and we knew every man on the pitch had to be brave and take some responsibility."