Swansea City can build on this, says Gylfi Sigurdsson
19th November 2016
Goalscorer Gylfi Sigurdsson believes the Swans can use their performance at Everton to help pick up precious points as they look to climb the Premier League table.
Bob Bradley was denied a first win since taking over as Swans boss as Seamus Coleman's 89th minute equaliser earned Everton a last-gasp draw.
Sigurdsson had earlier put the Swans ahead with a first-half penalty after he had been hauled down by Toffees skipper Phil Jagielka.
Despite the brave performance, the point didn't prevent the Swans from slipping to the bottom of the table following Sunderland's home win over Hull City.
But Sigurdsson feels the Swans showed the signs of progress ahead of next week's crucial home game with Crystal Palace.
"We played well in the first half and managed to take the lead, but after the break we probably dropped off a little bit too much and it cost us," said Sigurdsson.
"Before the game we would have taken a point, but with the way the game panned out we were disappointed not to have won.
"We can take a lot of positive things from this game though, especially from the first half, and build on it in the Crystal Palace next week. That's a massive game for us.
"It's very important. It's a huge game for us and we need to build on this point today and hopefully go on a run because we need the points desperately. If we play like we did in the first half we will be fine - defensively we were rock solid, and going forward we looked dangerous."