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Reaction: Swansea City vs Carlisle

Reaction: Swansea City vs Carlisle

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez praised his side's character and patience after a late comeback gave them a 2-1 victory.

Carlisle had took the lead with a penalty 3 minutes into the second half. It looked as if we were heading for another defeat until Duffy scored his first goal of the season with 9 minutes remaining. Paul Anderson then scored the winner just 2 minutes later.



It's a real test of character when you go behind like we did,'

'We all know there are huge expectations at this club and that can work against you in a situation like that.

'But I was really proud of the way the fans and the players reacted. The players kept on playing, they stayed patient even though they were trying to break down a side with 10 men behind the ball.

'And the fans stayed with them. If there was some frustration you could understand it because we are all human, but I didn't notice it if there was.

'Carlisle were very effective on the counterattack and played very well so we had to put on a complete performance to win the game.

'Every team coming to our ground will make it hard for us to break them down but we have shown that we can do that.'


Carlisle caretaker manager Greg Abbott couldn't believe his side hadn't got something out of the game and said:

'We knew they would look pretty, but they never hurt us.

'In the end they were forced to throw everyone forward leaving just three at the back.

'Our game plan was to let them have the ball and hit them on the break and after 80 minutes it had worked a treat.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday September 15 2007
Time: 11:30AM

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Its nice to see us beating a side who came to sit behind the ball in numbers.
barrydoom
16/09/2007 12:27:00
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