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Six-goal match but no cause for celebration

Swansea City Manager Michael Laudrup Photo: ITV News

A draw on another day, bringing with it a welcome point, especially after a first half that saw the Swans down two nil to Stoke City , might have been a cause for celebration. But despite a 3-2 scoreline for the home side going into the last minute of the game, a controversial hand ball decision by the referee plunged the normally philosophic Michael Laudrup into the pit of despair.Not for himself but for the lads.

But if Michael Laudrup was left with food for thought, Stoke City Boss, Mark Hughes was also less than pleased with the outcome. After all with a comfortable two nil lead going into half time he would have been tempted to see the game as in the bag but admitted that he got it wrong with his team surprised by the extra momentum the Swans brought to play in the second half.

On the score sheet was Bony in the 56 and 86 minute and Dyer in the 74th minute and for Stoke City it was Walters, Ireland and Adam.

Despite the disappointment, Laudrup had plenty of praise for his side who showed tenacity and enthusiasm despite what turned out to be an uphill struggle.