Date: 10th March 2018 at 6:13pm
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Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal said that today’s goalless draw at Huddersfield was ‘one of the best’ after his side went down to ten men after just 11 minutes when Jordan Ayew was shown a red for a 50-50 tackle.

After last week’s analogy where Carlos told the media that his side made West Ham ‘dance to their music’, but it was the complete opposite today as Huddersfield completely dominated as the Swans settled for a point following Ayew’s dismissal.

Carvalhal said:

“Huddersfield played opera – they moved the ball from side to side and we had to listen to their music for a long time,”

“But the most important thing is that in the end, we achieved what we wanted. It was an epic point.

“Before the game we felt a point would be good, but afterwards it feels massive because of the circumstances of the game.

“We got a point because my players showed big character.

“It is not easy to play against Huddersfield. We prepared all week with two attackers, Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew, to give us a bridge to attack.

“But when we lost Jordan so early, we lost that bridge and I knew then it would be very difficult to attack.

“We had to defend, but that didn`t just mean putting everybody in our box. We had to defend with quality and we did that.”

“Huddersfield fought a lot to get the win but they didn`t get it because we fought and showed the character to get a point,” Carvalhal added.

“At the end we are really happy. I don`t want to have to defend like that in games, but these were the circumstances of the game.

“We are trying to stay in the Premier League. We lost a player after 11 minutes and I know what Huddersfield can do with the ball, but we were brave and we defended very well.

“In the end it`s a point that tastes sweeter than sometimes three points do.”


Carvalhal also told Sky Sports that it was ‘one of the best results given the circumstances’, a point that could prove to be vital in the relegation battle, as the likes of West Ham, West Brom and Southampton all lost today, while Crystal Palace are currently losing against Chelsea.

Not a single shot on goal, whilst Huddersfield had 30 – only 4 of which were on target plus 81% possession just goes to show how hard the Swans had to work defensively to hold on for a share of the points.

See the match stats here