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Match Reaction: Leeds 2 Swansea 0

Match Reaction: Leeds 2 Swansea 0

Roberto Martinez says his team could have played better as they lost 2-0 against Leeds at Elland Road this afternoon.

His team kept things tight early on against a side that have won all 6 of their games so far.

They conceded just after the hour mark though as Beckford netted his 6th goal of the season.

Roberto Martinez said:

'We didn't play as well as we can,''

'But perhaps that's a bit harsh on my players because we kept them quiet for over an hour and I thought the game was quite open.

'Slowly we were getting into a position where we could hurt Leeds and the boys can take a huge compliment from that.

'I thought the boys coped very well until we conceded the goal and even then they showed a never-say-die attitude as we created a very clear chance for Warren Feeney.

'As a team our defensive position was fine. If we want to be a bit harsh, I though we have been a lot better on the ball. I think every single performance we've had this season we've been a lot better.

'Apart from the set piece there was nothing in the game and the longer it goes the more in favour it would have been for us. That's why it was so disappointing to concede the opening goal from our corner.

'Yes we need to learn the little lessons from today, but it was always going to be difficult to come to Elland Road.

'Leeds depend a lot on two players and through a long, long, season anything can happen. Injuries and suspensions can play a big part, so we are certainly not all playing for second place with such a long way to go.

'For example, you've got to remember that we had three players out today with a lot of experience and games under their belts.

'But at the moment Leeds are using the momentum. I don't think they need to be pretty to be effective - and the fans are happy with that. The points deduction is helping them because everyone is getting together and it doesn't matter how you get the result it's good enough for the fans.

'I do believe that Leeds are probably the team to beat at the moment, but it's a long season and I certainly wouldn't swap the squads.''


Dennis Wise hailed his side's performance, saying it was the best of the season:

'I can't ask for no more from them,'

'They did fantastic. The performance was the best so far this season. It was an all-round performance. We knew how to deal with them and we did it well, and we scored two good goals as well.

'Seven wins is fantastic, but we should be on 21 points. We've done well and we have six points on the board. With what we've done we shouldn't be where we are in the table.

'We should be a few points clear, but unfortunately we're in a scrap down at the bottom first. We've done well, but we know we have to get the results first.

'Our first target is to get safety, and we have to take it a game at a time. We're looking to catch the next group and we can easily be dragged back into there if we don't get the results.

'I'm very pleased, but no one will be getting carried away. We're looking no further than the next game.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday September 22 2007
Time: 7:45PM

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By the sound of it (Radio) a fair result, i dont think we deserved to win, but maybe we deserved a goal for our efforts.
barrydoom
24/09/2007 12:23:00
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