Potter: We can have no complaints

13th February 2019
First team

Graham Potter admitted Swansea City could have no complaints after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Leeds.

The Swans wretched record at Elland Road was extended as first-half goals from Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison sent the home side on the way to victory.

The visitors did pull a goal back through a late Oli McBurnie penalty, but they were unable to salvage a point during the final moments.

Swansea’s 70-year wait for a victory in their part of Yorkshire goes on, and saw the visitors drop seven points off the play-off pace as a result.

And manager Potter acknowledged the hosts had been the better side on the night.

“Congratulations to Leeds, overall they deserved to win the game,” he said.

“We started okay in the first 10 minutes and I was disappointed we conceded off a second phase set-play and they took more of a hold on the game in an atmosphere which is difficult enough anyway.

“It was good play for their second goal but we did not defend it that well.

“Second half we changed it round, we did well to keep them at bay and I said to the players they can be proud of how they did. They kept going and kept trying and had we got a goal back a bit earlier we could have made it a bit more of a nervy finish.

“It was a fantastic experience for our players but on the day we were not good enough to avoid defeat.”