Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Mowbray Criticises Middlesbrough's Poor Defending

Mowbray Criticises Middlesbrough's Poor Defending

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray criticised his side's poor defending after losing 4-3 to Swansea City having led 3-1.

Marvin Emnes' opening goal against his former club was cancelled out by Nathan Dyer's equaliser, but Boro went back in front before half time as Grounds headed in from a free-kick.

"Was an awesome game to watch, could so easily have gone either way as both defences looked brittle."
Swan Lady2
HAVE YOUR SAY
Leroy Lita then looked like he had certainly won it for Middlesbrough but Swansea City had other ideas as they took advantage of poor defending and hesitation at the back to win a thrilling game 4-3.

Sub Joe Allen won a penalty to start the comeback as Scott Sinclair netted from the spot. Ashley Williams stabbed the ball in after the home defence failed to deal with a long ball into the box. Another substitute, Craig Beattie scored an excellent just outside the box after his attempted pass to Stephen Dobbie came back off a defender, and the ball dropped nicely for him to fire it into the bottom corner with his left foot.

Mowbray was obviously not happy:

There was some very poor defending out there today,'

'You should never lose grip of a two-goal lead like that but it was all self-inflicted. We have shot ourselves in the foot.

'It comes down to some very poor decision-making on our part.'

'When you analyse the game there were huge problems. We had a game plan and to a large extent it worked but then we made some very silly mistakes.

'Now we are looking over our shoulders again. Had we won we could have gone up three, four five places. Instead we will now have to work very, very hard to make sure we are not looking over our shoulders at the end.'




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday February 13 2011
Time: 5:05PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Comments

0
A great strike from Craig Beattie to win right at the end, defence gave him space as the ball dropped nicely for him to fire it in and find the bottom corner
KevinE
13/02/2011 17:10:00
0
Must be bad defending to concede 4 goals against us at home
eye_nose_hat
13/02/2011 18:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Jenkins Still Looking At More Signings

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins isn't ruling out any more signings before the transfer window closes

Mawson: I Can Make The Step Up To Premier League

Swansea City's new signing Alfie Mawson says he's confident he can make the step up to the Premier League

Swansea City Confirm Mawson Signing

Swansea City have today confirmed the signing of Barnsley defender Alfie Mawson for an undisclosed fee

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Leicester
Suggested By:
Fabianski57%
Naughton0%
Amat0%
Fernandez0%
Kingsley4%
Cork0%
Fer39%
Routledge0%
Barrow0%
Sigurdsson0%
LLorente0%
Ki0%
Montero0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 3 3 0 0 9 6
2 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 9 5
3 Man Utd 3 3 0 0 9 5
4 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 2
5 Hull City 3 2 0 1 6 2
6 Middlesbrough 3 1 2 0 5 1
7 Spurs 3 1 2 0 5 1
8 Arsenal 3 1 1 1 4 1
9 Leicester City 3 1 1 1 4 0
10 WBA 3 1 1 1 4 0
11 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 4 -1
12 West Ham 3 1 0 2 3 -2
13 Burnley 3 1 0 2 3 -2
14 Swansea 3 1 0 2 3 -2
15 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 -2
16 Sunderland 3 0 1 2 1 -2
17 Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 1 -2
18 Watford 3 0 1 2 1 -3
19 AFC Bournemouth 3 0 1 2 1 -3
20 Stoke 3 0 1 2 1 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan23
2.Phil W11
3.Dennis Downing5
4.GThomas5
5.Woody2
6.KevinE2
7.bigboy1
8.Vital Swansea City1
9.John Jubal Murphy1