Williams pleased with positive reaction

20th September 2015

Ashley Williams hailed his team-mates for "coming out fighting" to earn a hard-fought point against Everton.

The Swans skipper was pleased with his side's response to their first defeat of the season at Watford last weekend as they battled to a 0-0 draw at home to the Toffees.

In an entertaining contest at the Liberty Stadium, both sides will have felt they had chances to win the game as Bafe Gomis and Romelu Lukaku both spurned opportunities for their respective sides.

But the performance represented a vast improvement from Swansea's previous showing, and Williams praised Monk's men for the manner in which they bounced back.

"All the players put their bodies on the line today," said the 31-year-old. "You could see the desire in everyone to show the right intentions on the pitch, which we didn't do last weekend against Watford.

"We wanted to bounce back with a better performance, which I think we did today.

"We knew we had to re-focus coming into this match, we trained like animals all week to get that hunger back into the team.

"We could have been a bit better when in possession, but I think our performance showed we came out fighting.

"It was a typical Swansea versus Everton game, with two teams playing good football, but in the end the draw was probably the right result."