Date: 4th April 2010 at 11:05am
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Paulo Sousa believed his side should have beaten Cardiff City yesterday, but instead they lost 2-1 after Chopra’s injury-time winner.

The Bluebirds were the stronger side at the start but we managed to cope with the early pressure. We began to get more possession and just before the half-hour mark we opened the scoring thanks to Orlandi’s goal direct from a corner.

For the remaining 16 minutes of the half it seemed that we tried to just maintain possession and go into half time with a 1-goal lead, but Chopra equalised from close range to put the sides level again going into the break.

The game looked like heading for a deserved 1-1 draw after a tightly-fought contest, but Chopra got his brace in injury time, as he was unmarked at the back post to thrash the ball in from close range.

Sousa said:

‘When you dominate completely the game, when you get more and better chances than them defeat is difficult,’

‘But football it’s that, we need to turn this moment, not an easy moment… we deserved to win this game.

‘We have a lot of games until the end of the season, to keep the position we have now (in the play-offs).’


Swansea City really need a home win on Monday now to keep their play-off hopes alive, as Blackpool close in to reduce the gap to just 2 points.