Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has revealed that his team cannot be faulted for the performance against Manchester City. His team lost 3-2 against the title challengers, which was pushed them into the bottom half of the table.
Swansea have not been in this position since the arrival of Laudrup and the pressure is on the former Barcelona man to deliver the results. Laudrup spent a lot of money in the summer in order to strengthen the squad due to the first European campaign in the Europa league.
Swansea have already played more than 30 matches in all competitions and it is starting to take toll on the team. Laudrup said after the City defeat that there were lot of positives from the match, and he is hoping for a better second half of the season. The lost the advantage early on after a goal from Edin Dzeko. However, Bony equalised for the Swans just before half-time. The goal from Yaya Toure, though, helped the away team get back in front. Defender Aleksandar Kolarov scored a brilliant solo goal with his right foot to put the match beyond doubt until Bony's second goal in injury time.
City, though, were comfortably able to hold on to the advantage as they moved top of the table.
"I think the first half we were excellent. Of course, conceding three goals against a team like Man City makes it difficult to win. I think the first half was excellent, we had more chances. They got the second goal, a deflection from Ashley (Williams), and the third goal really hurt us. We tried to come back, we had a chance, and then they scored the third one - quite soft really as we could have done much more in different parts of the pitch. It was really uphill after that," said Laudrup.