Derby County and Swansea played out one of the low-scoring football results of the Championship weekend. Swansea was the more dominant side but the Derby defence restricted the visitors to low percentage shots. Derby could only manage their first shot on goal in the second half in the 52nd minute. Despite the lack of possession, the hosts could have secured all three points but for the brilliance from goalkeeper Ben Hamer who pulled off a triple save to deny Tom Lawrence.
Derby’s Wayne Rooney: “It was a difficult game for us, Swansea played some good stuff and had a lot of possession but didn’t really create that many clear-cut chances. But it can be a frustrating game when the opposition has that much of the ball. Second half we did well, we had to be more aggressive and put more pressure on them and on another day maybe could have nicked a win. The players are showing attitude, spirit and enthusiasm and it’s good this game happened today because on another day we could get frustrated and lose our discipline”
Swansea’s Russell Martin: “I’m really frustrated, frustrated for the guys,” he said. “We deserved to win, we were so dominant, had 10 shots inside their box and that needs to come to more. We are very close to being a very, very good team. Derby had a great result during the week and we didn’t allow them to play at all. We had great energy, intensity, and real control, but we need to make more of the dominance.”
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