“One of the best teams in the league” – Duff proud of victory against “strong” City3 hours ago Swansea manager Michael Duff was delighted with the 2-1 win over Norwich City.
(Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)Michael Duff felt his Swansea side were well prepared for a 2-1 win over “strong” Norwich City despite persistent waves of pressure in the second half.
BashirHumphreys’ late winner condemned the Canaries to their fourth successive away defeat after Gabriel Sara’s equalizer canceled out Jamal Lowe’s opener inside the first three minutes.
Norwich left South Wales frustrated after failing to convert second-half pressure into goals – before Duff’s side raised their level and took the points.
Duff, who has seen his side win in their last three games, felt they deserved the points after facing a Norwich side who he believes are one of the strongest in the division.
“I’m very happy with the result and the performance,” Duff said.
“We started the match with real intentions and their goal comes from us deceiving the press and going one and two, which is not possible.
“In the second half we defended our penalty area very well and finished well.
We had a good relationship against a very strong Norwich team.
I think they’re a great team, I’ve said that before.
“There are a lot of difficult games in this championship, but they are one of the best teams in the championship.
I think we had more than 20 shots.
“We finished very well and the fans came with us at the end after we built the six-minute lead.
He helped the kids get through it because they were on their feet.
Norwich’sbest chance of the second half came from Adam Idah, who failed to guide Przemyslaw Placheta’s cross into the net.
AlthoughCity dominated possession and territory, they failed to create clear-cut chances, something David Wagner and Jack Stacey described as a “lack of quality”.
BashirHumphreys scored the winning goal in the second half. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)“I’ve always said it, but you won’t be able to control the ball for 90 minutes.
Despite all their pressure, there were a lot of balls flying across the box and we were putting bodies on the line, but I don’t really remember Carl (Rushworth) making a really notable save,” the coach said of the Swans.
“They had the lead, which the boy absolutely shot over the goal and headed towards the goal, but if you just break the ball down into clear chances we had the best players in the game. It’s the most rewarding thing.