Swansea City - Rodgers 'Very Proud' Despite 4-0 Defeat
UK time is: 10:11:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rodgers 'Very Proud' Despite 4-0 Defeat

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers said he was 'very proud' of his team despite starting their season with a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City last night.

The Swans started off with promise at the Etihad Stadium, passing the ball well and dominating possession early on as they kept the scores unchanged at half time.

The hosts ended the opening 45 minutes much the stronger side, as they tested debutant goalkeeper Michel Vorm numerous times while the Swans also had the crossbar to thank twice.

Man City's growing control of the match made you think that a goal was soon on it's way, and after the 57th minute when they opened the scoring, they ran riot with 3 goals in an excellent 14-minute spell. 38million signing Aguero was the star of the show, coming on as a substitute, scoring 2 and creating 1 - his and Manchester City's final goal was a superb and unstoppable strike from 25 yards.

Rodgers said he congratulated his players despite the 4-0 scoreline:

"It`s a funny one when the scoreline is 4-0, but I said congratulations to the players in the dressing room afterwards,'

"I thought they put on a terrific show, although we understand that if we make a mistake at this level we will be punished.

"I`m positive. I was very proud on what was a big day in the history of this club. We demonstrated how we play and we showed we can play through teams even when they have world-class players.

"Games like this can go one of two ways you can be daunted by the task or you can go out and show how you play.

"We played the way we play and I thought the result was harsh in the end.

"The players showed great quality and confidence on the ball and we looked like we could be a real threat in this league.

"We have to show that penetration, as was the case last season, but I believe we have the ability to do that.

"The two quick goals around the hour mark gave Manchester City confidence, though, and after that they were able to express themselves."

While it was harsh on the Swans to lose 4-0 after such a great effort in the first half. Manchester City could have won 6 or 7-0 but it was thanks to a superb debut from Vorm that it was only four.

Swansea City showed why they have such a good reputation of playing attractive football, and if they can continue that throughout the season, they should pick up enough points against the lesser teams in the division to avoid relegation.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 7:24PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We should all be proud to be a Jack after that, despite the scoreline we made a good account of ourselves and we shouldn't have too many worries this season
Report Abuse
16/08/2011 21:35:00

We should all be proud to be a Jack after that, despite the scoreline we made a good account of ourselves and we shouldn't have too many worries this season
Report Abuse
16/08/2011 21:35:00

proud of lads
Report Abuse
17/08/2011 01:01:00

proud of lads
Report Abuse
17/08/2011 01:01:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. shearers boots 3
2. eye_nose_hat 3
3. Phil W 1
4. KevinE 1
5. GThomas 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Southampton 3 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 0 Everton
Watford 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 0 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Southampton 8 3 3 2 3 12
10. Liverpool 7 3 2 2 -2 11
11. Watford 8 2 4 2 -1 10
12. Swansea 7 2 3 2 0 9
13. Norwich 8 2 3 3 -2 9
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9
15. AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 -2 8

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Norwich City 1 - 2 Leicester City
Norwich : 04/10/2015 10:06:01
Jose Has His Keegan Moment
Chelsea : 04/10/2015 10:05:01
Chelsea 1 Southampton 3
Chelsea : 04/10/2015 09:57:00
Alex Neil: We Moved The Ball Too Slowly
Norwich : 04/10/2015 08:00:01
The return of Dark clouds to Chelsea FC
Chelsea : 04/10/2015 01:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Southampton
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 1%
Taylor 45%
Williams 0%
Fernandez 9%
Naughton 0%
Ki 9%
Shelvey 0%
Cork 18%
Sigurdsson 9%
Ayew 9%
Gomis 0%
Montero 0%
Eder 0%