Vorm pleased with point
2nd March 2014
Michel Vorm admitted the Swans were happy with a draw after a hectic finish saw Crystal Palace pick up a point at the Liberty.
Jonathan de Guzman had put the Swans ahead in the 25th minute with his fifth goal of the season, but Palace hit back late on via substitute Glenn Murray's penalty.
That came after the striker beat Vorm to a Yannick Bolasie clearance, and when Chico Flores' challenge was punished with a red card and a penalty, Murray found the top corner with his spotkick.
Palace pushed for a winner in the dying moments with the Swans under pressure in their own box, but Garry Monk's side held out for a share of the spoils.
And Vorm revealed the Swans had to be content with a point.
"It was a game of two very different halves," he said. "If you look at the first half we kept possession well even though we didn't create much, while they came to defend.
"We hoped to keep possession in the second half and make them come at us and maybe we get a second goal.
"From the beginning of the second half we lost our shape a little and we didn't win the second ball. We didn't make it easy for ourselves and they really gave it a go.
"Everything that could go wrong in the second half went wrong.
"For their goal, it started with a deep ball and Murray's foot just got to it first, and I thought the foul was outside the box.
"I hoped it would bounce further. I had to do better than what I did, but Chico had to make the challenge.
"It's a red card, a penalty and a goal - so we had to fight for just a point in the end.
"We have to learn from this, and that's why we're probably happy with a point in the end."
The Swans are without a game next weekend due to Arsenal's involvement in the FA Cup.
And following a hectic period of fixtures, Vorm feels the rest comes at a good time for the squad.
"We don't have a game next weekend and we will be fresh for that game against West Brom (on March 15) - it's a game we need to win," added the Dutch international.
"It's important to recharge. We have had a very busy season with a lot of games because of our European matches, and a rest will do the squad good."