The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Newcastle

Saturday, 04 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Laudrup curses set-pieces

Michael Laudrup was left to rue Cardiff City's ability from set-pieces after Swansea City were beaten 1-0 in the south Wales derby.

Last Updated: 04/11/13 at 14:50 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Swansea boss had pinpointed before Sunday's game at the Cardiff City Stadium that his opponents' main threat was from set-pieces.

So it proved as Steven Caulker headed home Craig Bellamy's corner in the 62nd minute to settle a game of few chances.

"It was a very tight game, we knew it was going to be that, and they scored from a set-piece," Laudrup told Sky Sports.

"We know they score goals from set-pieces, and from one corner they scored a goal, which was more or less what they had in terms of chances in the whole game.

"That's how football is and we have to accept it, even if it hurts. Of course, it hurts to lose a derby, but that's how it is.

"We knew in general that they are strong at set-pieces, like some other teams as well, and they scored some important goals in early matches in the season.

"I think in the first half they had three or four, and you can't keep them away from having any corners at all. They had five or six, and the one they scored from wasn't really a chance."

Swansea finished the game with 10 men after goalkeeper Michel Vorm was sent off in stoppage-time for bringing down Fraizer Campbell as the Cardiff striker bore down on goal.

Laudrup accepted the decision of referee Mike Dean, saying: "He's the last man, it's what can happen."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Wenger: Giroud deal done

Olivier Giroud's new contract with Arsenal is "done", according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Champions League: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere trains ahead of clash with Galatasaray

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has trained ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Galatasaray at the Emirates.

Premier League: Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager remains safe for now

Sky sources understand that Alan Pardew’s job as manager of Newcastle United remains safe for the time being.

Mail Box

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

It's A Bit Sexy, This Southampton Side...

Could Southampton be this year's Southampton? We have an eclectic mailbox that features Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and lots more. Come on in...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property