Swansea City boss Michael Duff says the reason his team lost on Wednesday night was because Leeds United had better players.
The clash at Elland Road was off to a flying start as Jamie Paterson opened the scoring for the Swans, just three minutes later Joel Piroe leveled the scores.
Georginio Rutter got on the end of a sublime pass to put Leeds 2-1 up just before half time; before a goal from former Swansea player Daniel James ended the game just 15 minutes into the second half.
Michael Duff said his side were undone by ‘Premier League’ quality:
“In terms of the result, yes. The performance was really good. Performance excellent. Poor goals at poor times. Warning shot in the first minute and then concede within few minutes. Last kick of the first half then it’s a different game in the second half. Asked the players to show bravery. Played through them a lot. Undone by PL quality. First goal, Summerville, very good, not an excuse. Sometimes have to just say it’s a very good goal.
Carl’s not made a save of note. Accepting the defeat, but not accepting it. LEarned from last Saturday today. Little bit of quality let us down.”
He also added that Leeds’ depth was the reason his side was even more outmatched than usual:
“They [Leeds United attackers] are not bad. Bamford’s not bad, Anthony’s not bad, Gnonto’s not bad. They’ve got an Italy international coming off the bench in the Championship. It’s devastating.”
The Whites secured another crucial three points at home as they close the gap on Leicester City who were held to a draw tonight.