Stoke game a 'must-win' for Swansea in relegation fight

Jeannette Daniel
April 23, 2017

Hull City captain Michael Dawson says his team has to make sure it keeps its English Premier League destiny in its own hands with a win against Watford at KCOM Stadium tonight.

Fernando Llorente's early header and a deflected Tom Carroll second-half strike gave Swansea their first win in seven games and lifted some of the gloom around the Liberty Stadium.

Marko Arnautovic stepped up from the spot but inexplicably struck his penalty high into the stands behind Fabianski's goal.

And although Hull City's win over Watford means the Tigers remain two points ahead of Swansea, Clement is confident his side will take this winning form into the final four games of the season.

"If the gap had gone to five points with four games left I think it would have been very hard for us".

"Nothing changed between us and Hull but what has changed is we have got momentum now".

"That figure would not have been mentioned if we had won at Watford, or played differently".

"I knew at half-time it was 0-0 at Hull and they were down to 10 men".

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"Clearly that wasn't our game plan, we wanted to affect them in terms of their confidence, they were not in great shape coming into this game and there was a little anxiety before the game".

As they sat deeper, Stoke got closer towards the goal which resulted in a penalty as Fernandez brought down Shaqiri just in front of goal. I did feel it would be a game they would win.

"We must concentrate on our jobs".

"At 2-0 it's obviously very hard for us, but I was disappointed with how we started the game".

"But I have reinforced this point that we have to play under this pressure". We got ourselves level, but then their substitutions turned the game. "We know we may need patience, but we want to cause them problems".

"We had plenty of possession without really creating the chances we needed, a lot of our stuff petered out and we were finding ourselves going in the other direction". We have struggled in the last few games at a crucial stage of the season.

"We must be better at handling the game and changing the opponent".

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