Monk Stunned By Swans Defeat

Monday, 23 August 2010, 5:38
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The Swansea City captain could not believe that the Swans had failed to turn their dominace to a win at Norwich – going down to two late goals after a David Cotterill missed penalty.

Monk told the Western Mail: “Football is a mad, mad game sometimes.

“There is no justice sometimes. Everyone is a bit shell-shocked about how we lost the game. In the second half there was only one team who were looking to win the game, that was us.

“I don’t think their players or the crowd could quite believe they won it. They looked like they were just happy to get to the end.

“It’s ridiculous that we came away with nothing.

“The keeper should have gone,” said Monk. “Scott was straight through on goal, his touch was a bit wide of goal.

“But I think the rule is he was in on goal, so it should have been a sending-off.

“At the time we were just happy we had the penalty with a few minutes to go, if we score it it’s game over.

“I said to the ref he should have been sent off, but he said he took his touch wide.

“Then in the build-up to the second it was a blatant handball before the goal, one of the most blatant you’ll ever see, but the ref played on.

“If we play like that every week we are going to win a lot more games than we lose,” said Monk. “We’re good at bouncing back and we have to make sure we do that on Tuesday.”

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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