Williams happy with point on the road at Watford

Head coach Luke Williams expressed contentment with securing a point on the road but acknowledged that Swansea City missed an opportunity to claim all three points after failing to capitalize on a dominant first half in their draw against Watford.

The Swans asserted their dominance in the opening 45 minutes at Vicarage Road, taking a deserved lead into halftime courtesy of an own goal by Ryan Andrews. However, the advantage could have been greater, with Ronald and Ben Cabango both missing significant chances that were denied by Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.

Despite Swansea’s strong first-half performance, the hosts improved in the second half and managed to equalize. Wesley Hoedt’s header found the back of the net, with Ryan Porteous arriving at the back post to ensure the goal, ultimately resulting in a 1-1 draw for the two teams.

“There is a bit of frustration because I felt we were quite dominant in the first half, and we could have increased our lead,” said the Swansea boss.

“Then the second half is a different game because we did not quite get that done. The opposition are able to regroup at half-time and were much more aggressive in the second half, so we paid for that.

“We did manage to control that first half quite well, then we need to respect that and understand to control the game in that way means to create and take clear chances.

“You have to use that control to stop big counter-attacks, and in the second half we lost that control with the ball and that translated to more counter-attacks and it was less comfortable.

“There is frustration, but I am happy too.”

Here is Luke Williams’ full post-match reaction following the Swans draw against Watford at Vicarage Road:

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