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Steve Cooper frustrated after Reading draw

28th September 2019
First team

Steve Cooper was left nursing a sense of frustration after Swansea City missed the chance to go back to the top of the Championship table against Reading.

Borja Baston’s sixth goal of the season had put the Swans on course for all three points and a return to the summit of the second tier against the Royals.

But they were pegged back at the death as Andy Yiadom emphatically fired home a 90th minute equaliser for the visitors, who were fortunate to finish with 11 men after Lucas Boye had somehow escaped a second booking for a pull on Matt Grimes before the break.

And head coach Cooper was disappointed to see his team denied a three-point haul.

“We are obviously frustrated, when you concede late on it is always tough to take,” he said.

“I felt generally, in the key aspects of the game, we could have been a little bit better.

Steve Cooper

“We obviously had a great start, we scored a great goal and we needed to capitalise.

“We had a number of chances to go 2-0 or 3-0 up. We didn’t take them and to concede late on leaves you frustrated.

“That’s the over-riding emotion of myself and the players in the dressing room.

“I was never really worried about conceding in the game, even though at times we did not have as much ball as we would have liked, or had not been in their half as much as we would like, I can’t really remember Freddie making too many good saves.

“I thought we defended around our box and in our half quite well, so it’s frustrating for everyone

“But we have another two games this week and we have to move on quickly.”