Date: 26th August 2017 at 8:24pm
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Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer said that neither side played well in today’s game at Selhurst Park while Swansea City ‘didn’t create anything’ as he told the media that it was a game settled by who could make the fewest mistakes.

While it might sound like the Dutchman is quite bitter as his side lost their third consecutive League match, Swansea boss Paul Clement also agreed that his side didn’t play particularly well.

de Boer also said in the post match press conference that it was his side’s mistakes rather than the quality of the Swans that lost them the match. But the Swans did need some quality to score, as Tammy Abraham showed a classy touch to finish Fer’s cross.

‘Games are normally decided by mistakes, not because of a fantastic attack by opponents,’

‘It was more our fault than the quality of Swansea. They had two half chances and scored two goals.

‘We had four or five half chances, two very good ones, but didn’t score. We need to get off the mark as quick as we can.

‘We weren’t comfortable in the way we played first half. Swansea didn’t play well either. They played the same system as us, with one spare man at the back.

‘It seemed that the team that made the least mistakes would win the game. At the end it was like that.’

‘They didn’t create anything’

de Boer was happier with his side’s second half performance, while Clement was disappointed that his side had to do ‘too much defending’.

‘I saw a different Crystal Palace in the second half,’

‘There were some opportunities. After a terrible first half we were then two goals down just after half-time. I saw guts and I saw spirit and we then created our chances. We cannot start from 47 minutes but first minute of the game.

‘It is a lack of confidence, They didn’t create anything, but we didn’t do enough. We didn’t show enough courage.

‘We wanted to get to Christian [Benteke] as soon as possible. There were a lot of opportunities to play the ball on the ground. In the second half, we did that and created chances. But we need to see that from the first second.’

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