Taylor pleased with clean sheet

19th September

Neil Taylor feels the Swans are "back on track" following a clean sheet and an improved performance against Everton.

The Swans were held to a 0-0 draw by Roberto Martinez's side in an entertaining contest at the Liberty Stadium.

Both sides had chances to snatch maximum points as Bafe Gomis and Romelu Lukaku both spurned chances for their respective sides, while Kevin Mirallas was sent off in the last minute for a studs-up challenge on Modou Barrow.

But following their disappointing first defeat of the season at Watford last weekend, Taylor was pleased with Garry Monk's men's improved showing.

"A clean sheet was important today," said the Welsh left-back. "Last week was very unlike us, and the most important thing was the performance today.

"Our performance compared to last week was much better, and there was some good defending from both teams.

"I think a draw was a fair result. Both sides had good chances and good spells in the game.

"It was a hard-fought match, but in the end that bit of quality in front of goal was not there today for either side.

"Overall, it was an exciting game not a dull nil-nil, and we are happy to get a point against a team who usually come here and do well.

"We knew we had to be at our best to get a result today, and the best thing you can do after losing is to get a clean sheet so we are back on track."