Date: 21st March 2015 at 9:51pm
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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood felt his side deserved a point at home against Swansea City, but instead they left with nothing after Gomis netted a late winner.

The Swans had pretty much controlled the first half of the match, and Gomis had missed two great chances to put them in front at the break.

Aston Villa improved after the break and both sides were pretty much even as the game looked to be heading for a goalless draw.

It probably would have been a fair result that both managers would have been happy with, but the Swans didn’t have to rue the earlier misses as a quick break saw Routledge release substitute Montero and he centred the ball for Gomis to easily net past the goalkeeper.

Sherwood said:

“It`s disappointing to lose in that manner. I think we deserved a point.

“They were better than us in the first period but in the second period I thought we looked most likely to score.

“It`s more disappointing when we lose so late.

“It came at a time in the game when if you can`t win it, you`ve got to make sure you don`t lose it.

“But unfortunately it`s twice we`ve done that now so we`ll have to try and address that.”


Despite his side losing out to a quick counter attack, Sherwood insists that his side weren’t ‘caught out’, even though his side played with a high defensive line throughout the game.

“We didn`t get caught out.

“I think we had about eight bodies behind the ball when it dropped in midfield and then he`s slipped it inside our full-back.

“It was a good break down the left hand side. They`ve done us with pace, and it was a race to the ball in the middle and Gomis beat us to it.

“It`s frustrating when we haven`t scored – we created some good opportunities to score.”


Swansea’s win ended their 2-game losing run, and completed the League double over Aston Villa, who were knocked back down to earth somewhat after being on the crest of a wave thanks to the arrival of their new manager.

Garry Monk’s Swans are now just 4 points from equalling their best ever Premier League points finish, and go up to 8th place following Stoke City’s defeat against Crystal Palace.

 
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