Date: 12th March 2019 at 7:02pm
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Swansea City suffered their fourth consecutive away league defeat last Friday night away at league leaders Norwich City but there were still plenty of positives to take from the performance, particularly in the first half.

Graham Potter’s side dominated large spells of the first half but without Oli McBurnie up front, they were missing a striker to finish off chances. Dan James was excellent up front but he lacked attacking support in the penalty area to compliment his energy across the attacking line.

Norwich fans were also impressed by our first half performance in particular and you can read some of their comments after the game in the article linked below:

Norwich City fans’ reaction – “Swansea were excellent”, “They never looked like scoring”

Looking at some of the positive aspects of the performance at Carrow Road, some of the main ones have been highlighted below via Twitter:

High press

Dan James

Playing out from the back

Along with the positives though, you can’t ignore the negatives and where there’s still obvious room for improvement. The subs bench showed a lack of depth and Graham Potter had next to nothing to work with in an attempt to get his side back in the game after Norwich took the lead after 54 minutes. They adjusted their press in the second half, blocked passes into midfield and as a result we struggled to create chances. As well as that, we also couldn’t find an alternative way to play and get through the opposition as Potter switched to a 4-3-3 as Baker-Richardson played on the right with McKay coming on to play through the middle.

 

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