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Adkins: We Dominated Swansea For 'Long Spells'

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins was pleased with how his side dominated Swansea City for long spells in today's 1-1 draw at St Mary's.

The Swans were the team who looked to dominate to dominate from the outset, and they did in the opening 15 minutes, but after creating their first chance, the home side got involved and created the better chances in the first half.

There wasn't much to seperate the two sides until Southampton were delighted to get the opener with a clever headed goal from a long ball, but Nathan Dyer came on as a second half substitute to net an equaliser to deny Adkins and his side a much needed three points.

Adkins told the club's official site:

"I think we showed a good defensive resolve,"

"We got on the front foot and caused Swansea a lot of problems. We were on the front foot, caused lots of oohs and aahs which gave the referee lots of decisions to make, but one unfortunate decision from a young goalkeeper has resulted in the ball going in the back of our net.

"There are a lot of positives that we have got to take from this game and we will do.

"We dominated for long spells against a Swansea side who are very good at passing and that was shown in the first five minutes. I thought we had a very good defensive shape about ourselves and the players should take a lot of credit for that because they have worked very hard.

"Gaston Ramirez could have had a couple, so could Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana was very dangerous all afternoon. Jason Puncheon had a good game with Morgan Schneiderlin and Jack Cork deserves a special mention because I thought he was outstanding, as was young Luke Shaw and Nathaniel Clyne.

JosÚ could have scored from a well worked free-kick thanks to a great ball from Gaston and Maya has had another good game. Gazza had one save to make in the first half which he did well and apart from that he had nothing else to do."


A draw was probably a fair result, as neither side did enough to convince themselves that they were worthy of a win. Swansea City meanwhile struggled to create as many chances as they usually do despite the spells of possession they had.








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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 10 2012

Time: 9:03PM

 

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