Taylor: Late rally deserved reward
7th March 2015
Neil Taylor felt the Swans could and should have rescued a point at Tottenham Hotspur following a thrilling late rally at White Hart Lane.
Garry Monk's side were edged out 3-2 on Wednesday night, with keeper Hugo Lloris making a crucial save in the final seconds to deny Federico Fernandez completing a pulsating comeback.
The Swans were 3-1 down with two minutes to go before Gylfi Sigurdsson fired in from close range against his former club to set up a tense finale.
And with the visitors throwing everything at Tottenham, centre-back Fernandez rose highest to meet a cross which Lloris sprawled across goal to tip it wide.
The game ended seconds later, with the Swans disappointed to have left North London with nothing to show for their efforts.
And left-back Taylor, who set up Ki Sung-Yueng for the Swans' first-half equaliser, believes Monk's men deserved a share of the spoils.
"It was disappointing that we didn't get anything from the game. It was an entertaining game which was end-to-end, and we went close to grabbing a point at the end," said the 26-year-old.
"There wasn't a lot between the sides. We reacted well after conceding the opener - Ki scored and we kicked on.
"But they came out for the second half on the front foot and got two goals within 15 minutes. They kept the ball well so we had to change our shape which gave us the impetus to get back into the game.
"Gylfi got one back and Fede's been denied by a great save by Lloris late on.
"We gave it a good go and on another day we could have got something."