Potter: Away win a deserved reward for Swans

22nd April 2019
First team

Graham Potter was delighted to see his Swansea City side finally get their rewards on their travels as a Wayne Routledge strike gave them all three points at Ipswich.

The Swans had lost seven in a row away from home before heading to Portman Road, with strong performances against the likes of Norwich, West Brom and Nottingham Forest yielding no reward.

And they had to survive a few nervy moments against the already-relegated Tractor Boys before bringing that losing sequence to a close as Routledge netted in the 57th minute after Daniel James’ strike had come back off the post.

“It was nice for the lads to get the win, we have played well away from home – apart from the QPR game - and not got the result,” said Potter.

“Today, I thought we deserved to win, although we still needed our keeper to pull off a good save at 1-0.

“But in terms of chances created and control of the game we deserved to win, but we have seen before it is not as straightforward as that.

“It was not the easiest pitch to play on. It was dry, the grass was long and it was a hot day, and we probably missed that bit of quality in the final third to make it more comfortable than it was.

“We were the better team, but anything can happen at 1-0 and it has happened to us recently. The boys have really been working hard and they deserved that.”