Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has mixed feelings over draw at Norwich City
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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup was pleased to end a run of three straight Premier League defeats – but had mixed feelings about taking a point from Carrow Road.
'Ending the losses, for sure, is a big thing. If you ask me 'Am I satisfied with one point or should we have got three?' then that is a little more difficult for me answer,' he said.
'In the first 30 minutes we dominated the game completely. We were 1-0 up and maybe it should have been two.
'Then suddenly out of nothing we allowed Norwich to come into the game. We made a couple of bad decisions and they had one chance and when the second one arrived they scored.
'We started well in the second half and suddenly were 2-1 down because of bad marking on a set-piece, which we know is a very important part of the game for Norwich. Then we had those 10 or 15 minutes when we made some mistakes and they could have cost us very dearly. They could have scored a third goal and it would have been end of story.'
Laudrup was happy with the way the Swans finished the game after Luke Moore's 75th-minute equaliser and admitted they might have won it.
He said: 'We showed a lot of character to come back and score a second goal and Michu had some chances, especially the one at the end which could have been the third goal. So yes, we could have won but we could have lost the game as well.
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'Norwich really wanted to win because they had 34 points, so we had to go out and match them, do exactly the same, otherwise we would lose the game. I think we did that.'
Laudrup did not make a big issue out of a bad challenge by City substitute Grant Holt on defender Chico Flores.
'Well, first of all I don't know how bad it was,' he said.
'Some people said to me if it was so bad with Chico shouting then he should have been carried out but he continued playing, so it wasn't so bad. But you have to remember Chico has just returned after seven weeks of injury with his ligaments.
'So you have to understand when somebody goes in with a foul like that.
'I don't know if it was yellow or red or pink, but the most important thing for me is that it wasn't anything serious with Chico. He has a little pain right now but he can walk.
'He is a giver and a taker, so no problem. He can receive and he gives as well as long as it's a fair duel. I just think he was afraid that incident could have cost him another injury.'