Steve Cooper left to rue missed opportunities

17th October
First team
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper was left ruing missed chances after seeing Swansea City’s unbeaten start to the season ended by Huddersfield Town.

Andre Ayew marked his 100th appearance for the club with a penalty, but strikes either side of that spot-kick from Harry Toffolo and Josh Koroma settled the contest at the Liberty Stadium.

Ayew, Jamal Lowe and Marc Guehi were among those to be denied by Terriers’ keeper Ben Hamer, while head coach Cooper also felt his side could have done better with the goals they conceded.

The first came after the Swans were slow to react to a short corner, while Koroma was afford the time and space to retrieve a loose ball and turn before firing in what proved to be the winner.

"The performance was good enough to win the game," said Cooper.

Andre Ayew

"But we've done the obvious thing of conceding two really poor goals. One or two people not quite doing what they should be.

“With the second goal, from the moment they had the ball to the moment they scored, we've not laid a glove on them.

"If you do that, then you run the risk of allowing teams to get up the pitch and into dangerous areas, and it's everything that I don't want the team to be out of possession.

"But, at the same time, we've missed so many clear-cut chances, it's probably the most clear-cut chances we've created in a game so far, including the likes of Wycombe where we were fairly comfortable in the game.

"So, even though we conceded two - which I'm not happy about - we could have easily scored four or five, and we haven't. In the end, I think that's why we haven't won the game."

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