Rangel delighted with strong end to season

15th May 2016

Angel Rangel hailed Swansea's strong finish to the season after they brought the curtain down on their 2015-16 campaign with a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

The Swans came from behind to earn a hard-fought point against the Citizens after Andre Ayew equalised following Kelechi Iheanacho's early opener.

Ayew put the gloss on what has been a positive final few weeks of the season when his free-kick from 25 yards deflected into the top corner off Fernando.

Swansea's draw with the Citizens stretches their unbeaten run at the Liberty to five games, which helped ensure them of a 12th place finish in the Premier League.

"We wanted to end the season on a high, and I think we have done that with two wins and a draw in May," said Rangel. "In the last ten games we have produced six wins. 

"Overall, it has been a difficult season but not a bad one, once you look at the bigger picture.

"Once again, I think we have performed so well against the bigger teams. We have beaten Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool, and have earned a good point against Manchester City today.

"We should be proud and pleased with the way we have used the home form as a platform to climb the table and secure Premier League safety.

"We have overcome everything that was thrown at us this season - everyone has played their part to help us survive.

"It was important we finished the season well, but now we have done that, we would like to carry that on next season.

"We need to maintain our home record next year but improve our performances away from home to create something special."