Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
Goalkeeper Dorus De Vries says the Swans didn't play that well during Sunday's derby match at Ninian Park.
It was a big improvement from our recent poor performances, but you could easily argue that we weren't at our absolute best against Cardiff City on Sunday morning.
Having said that, despite being under the cosh for most of the second half, we thought we had done enough to win the game with 2 minutes remaining as Joe Allen came on to fire in a superb strike from outside the penalty area.
Minutes later though, Mike Dean decides to help Cardiff City enormously by denying the Swans massive bragging rights. Instead of Joe Allen winning the game with his first ever goal, Dean decides to award the home side a penalty, and what a soft decision it was.
De Vries performed well during the game but I'd be hugely surprised if one Swansea fan had a glimmer of hope that he'd save McCormack's effort. He didn't and dived the wrong way.
It felt like a defeat for De Vries and many others, he said:
'I thought we'd won it after Joe scored, but the smile was certainly wiped off my face.'
'It was very difficult to take because it was the last derby game at Ninian Park and we were desperate to win it.
'We wanted an historic win and we wanted to give the supporters that extra bit of happiness.
'It felt like we lost in the end, but we have to look at the positives.
'We didn't actually play that well, but we very nearly dug out a good result.
'That's a real positive and that's what we have to take into the Norwich game.'
Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
Match Analysis: Aston Villa 0-1 Swansea City (Tuesday March 24 2015)
What Villa Fans Said After Swansea Defeat (Sunday March 22 2015)
Premier League Results Round-Up (Saturday March 21 2015)
Monk: We Should Have Won More Comfortably (Saturday March 21 2015)
Stats: Aston Villa v Swansea City (Saturday March 21 2015)
Sherwood: We Were More Likely To Score In 2nd Half (Saturday March 21 2015)
Monk Comes Up Trumps In Tactical Battle at Villa (Saturday March 21 2015)
Line-Ups & Updates: Aston Villa vs Swansea City (Saturday March 21 2015)
How Sousa Inspired Rodgers' Change To 3-4-3 (Saturday March 21 2015)
Sherwood To Adopt High Pressure Game Today? (Saturday March 21 2015)
|9. West Ham||30||11||9||10||3||42|
|11. Crystal Palace||30||9||9||12||-5||36|
|Burke Heads To Notts County
» Aston Villa : 26/03/2015 19:07:01
|Ake Joins Reading on Loan!
» Chelsea : 26/03/2015 19:05:00
|Kinsella Heads To Luton Town
» Aston Villa : 26/03/2015 19:01:01
|Jebb Loaned To Stevenage
» Arsenal : 26/03/2015 18:57:01
|Ideye Targets QPR Return
» WBA : 26/03/2015 18:49:01