Have to disagree with garyntc we were more comfortable than against QPR. Charlton looked dangerous but didn't create a lot of clear chances whereas QPR had us on the back foot until we scored the second. That's my 3rd away game and the best performance. We were definitely up for it and fought well to a man. The ref was definitely a homer. Just need to back this up with a convincing win Saturday
According to Whoscored.com VDH won 12 out of the 26 aerials duels won by a Swans outfielder !Gotta hope there's no big offer we can't refuse in January.
The Welsh club's American owners, Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, were also present for the first time this season to watch Cooper's side live.
i do agree that Ayew was too narrow at times. Roberts seldom had an outlet ahead of him to play the ball to him first half, unlike on the left, where Naughton overlapped giving Celina room to move inside, or play a 1-2.it is a frustrating tactic.
A win is a win whichever way you look at it. A bad start with Rodons miskick but within minutes the team had taken control of most of the game with slick passing. There were some mistakes...even Man City and Liverpool with their world beaters make some. A lucky deflection for Dhanda and a well hit shot from Ayew gave us a deserved win. Charltons main tactic was to lump the ball deep in to our half and hope for a kind bounce ...on to our players hands and arms which did not work fortunately. Yes a great result against 14 men.
i am more worried about us potentially losing both our centrebacks next summer.VdH as he is out of contract. and Joe as big clubs must be looking at him.
I watched with a Charlton fan sitting high in the main stand which gave an excellent perspective.
I thought we controlled the game well in general and aside from the goal cant recall Charlton having any clear cut chances. We also played some decent football and the only real criticism is that we didn't make the most of some promising situations and also need to get more balls into areas in front of Borja for him to attack.
We did probably start to sit too deep in the last ten to fifteen minutes which always invites balls into the box but I thought we stood up to the aerial battering well - something we might not have done last season.
Charlton were a bit hamstrung by injuries to some of their more creative players but you can only play what is in front of you and as the game panned out I would have been disappointed not to have won.
ColinNorthampton said:Seen Ayew's first goal again and from Fulton's feet, I don't reckon that ball went out. We definitely haven't got to the top of the div on the back of refs in recent weeks.
Yup.It bounced a foot inside the line and only went up another couple of feet at the most before Fulton crossed it. Wasn't travelling towards the goal-line. No spin on it.