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Allardyce: We Didn't Make Swansea Earn Their Win

Allardyce: We Didn't Make Swansea Earn Their Win

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes his side didn't make Swansea City 'earn' their 3-0 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The Hammers made two costly mistakes as the Swans took a two-goal lead, before Danny Graham added a third in the second half.

The Premier League new boys were looking rather comfortable and solid in the early stages of the game, but Rangel's cross-come-shot from near the byeline went underneath the goalkeeper and in the back of the net. Collins' poor back pass then gave Michu the opportunity to race on to the loose ball to score his third of the season.

Allardyce was slumped in his chair on the touchline when Graham completed the win - converting Routledge's cross on 64 minutes.

'We have been punished severely for two big errors, one by our goalkeeper and one by our central defender,'

'Our two most experienced players have unfortunately cost us the game.

'Up until the first goal there was no real threat from Swansea, and it should have been an easy save for Jussi.

'The second goal was not about a lack of communication — James Collins has just got to kick the ball properly.

'He will do that 1,000 times and get it right, but for some reason he didn't get any pace on that one and it didn't reach Jussi.

'After that, when you are away from home in the Premier League, it's an uphill struggle.'


Allardyce also said it was difficult for his side to get back into the game at 2-0 as the Swans maintain possession so well:

'We were expecting a really tough game because of their home form last season and their 5-0 win last week,'

'And in the end, Swansea ran out comfortable winners. We gifted them the first two goals and didn't make them earn it.

'After that they were very comfortable. They are very good at keeping the ball so it was very difficult for us.

'We have to take it on the chin and make sure we don't make those errors again, because this league is very unforgiving if you do.'


Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admitted after the game that West Ham looked threatening from set pieces - thanks to the crossing ability of Jarvis and the tall players they have in their team. However, the Swans were able to defend well again and keep a second successive clean sheet, while Allardyce said their set pieces - a big part of their game - were also worrying for him:

'We target every set-piece as an opportunity to score a goal if it is in the opponents' half,'

'Set-pieces are a big thing to capitalise on in this league if you can get quality deliveries into the box and players attacking the ball.

'The trouble was we could not convert any of those opportunities into a goal here, and that was a bit worrying as well.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday August 27 2012
Time: 5:15PM

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