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Laudrup: First goal was key

Michael Laudrup felt there was very little between the two sides after seeing his Swansea team lose 2-0 to Arsenal.

Last Updated: 17/03/13 at 09:06 Post Comment

The Gunners left the Liberty Stadium with three points thanks to second-half goals from Nacho Monreal and Gervinho but the Swansea boss was keen to praise both teams after the game.

"In the first half I think both teams played very well," Laudrup told Sky Sports.

"They had a couple of very good shots from distance with Oxlade-Chamberlain, I think, having both of them.

"We also had a couple of very good chances. It was good football with two teams who like to play the possession game doing it very well.

"Then I think both us and Arsenal did less well in the second half. There were no shots on target so I thought at that stage it would be a 0-0 game.

"But then the first goal obviously decided the game and it was Arsenal who scored it.

"In the second half I think we could have done more but I think neither of the teams did very much to make the goalkeepers work - maybe because both teams play very well in the midfield.

"In the end they won because they scored the first goal."

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