Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Joy and Relief For Laudrup After Win

Joy and Relief For Laudrup After Win

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup said he felt a mixture of joy and relief after watching his side win their first game in six.

Pablo Hernandez and Miguel Michu both netted within a few minutes to put the Swans 2-0 in front, but Wigan got a goal back and pushed for an equaliser.

After a nervy final 20 minutes, Laudrup's side held on for a much needed win that puts them into 10th place in the Premier League table.

'You can say there is a mixture of joy and relief, we knew today was very important for us and I think if you see the game the players played with a lot of confidence and patience.

'But you know when you really want something, in this case a win, you cannot think you can do it in 10 minutes. At this level it takes 90 or 94 minutes and that is what happened.

'We knew both teams would want the ball as they are both good in possession and I think in the first half we had a little more possession and felt comfortable.

'But from the first minute of the second half we dominated completely, we did not create loads of chances but we got closer and closer and suddenly it was there.

'There was one goal and then we got the second and at that point everyone was thinking when would the third come to seal the win.

'But it sometimes happens in football; they got a goal back and the game changed completely and we had to suffer for the last 20 minutes.

'They had a goal disallowed which was very, very tight but to come back after some games without winning it would be too easy to win without suffering.'


The Swans now face a tough trip to champions Manchester City next Saturday (5.30pm).



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday October 21 2012
Time: 1:09PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Swansea City Articles

First Game in 2017, Wins Man of the Match

It was his first appearance in 2017, and he won our man of the match poll, it could only be one player

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Rate The Players: Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City

Rate the players' performances in the 2-0 home win against Stoke City

Limited Progress Made On Disabled Access

It's been reported that 13 Premier League clubs are still failing to provide the required number of wheelchair spaces for disabled supporters.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Manchester United?
Suggested By:
Manchester United win51%
Draw33%
Swansea City win16%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W9
2.KevinE7
3.GThomas4
4.yugo233
5.Woody1
Write for Vital Football