Steve Cooper | We are left feeling we should have won

25th November 2020
First team
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper was frustrated Swansea City did not claim all three points from their second-half fightback against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Swans had trailed to an Adam Reach goal at the Liberty, after a first half where they had plenty of possession but found it tough to break down the visitors.

But there was more spark about their showing in the second half, with substitute Andre Ayew scoring an outstanding individual goal to level matters.

Yan Dhanda twice went close to a winner, while Kasey Palmer had the ball in the net at the death, only for the referee to award a free-kick against the Swans for a foul on the keeper.

“We did not play well enough first half, that’s for sure, and I am not going to lose sight of that when I analyse the game with the players,” said head coach Cooper.

Andre Ayew

“We fell into the trap of having loads of the ball but not being quick enough or creating enough with it, and then getting done on a set piece or a counter-attack.

“It was disappointing to fall for that, but fair play we made a couple of changes and in the second half we saw a real improvement in intensity.

“Andre got the goal with a great finish, and at the end apparently it was a foul on the keeper that saw it (Palmer’s goal) ruled out.

“But we were much better second half, and it leaves us with that feeling that we should have won the game.”