Swansea had to defend after Ayew's sending off, says Carvalhal


Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal says that he is pleased to have seen his side walk away with a share of the spoils from their trip to Huddersfield Town.

The Ghanaian was given his marching orders by referee Michael Oliver following a horror tackle on Jonathan Hogg in the 10th minute of the game.

The hosts piled on the pressure in the second half and saw a Tom Ince header strike the woodwork in the 91st minute but the resilient visitors, who had no shots during the entire match, dug deep to secure a hard-fought draw. "My players showed quality and character against a team that are hard to beat". We had to defend with quality and we did that. "We are in a position where everything is in our hands, one we love to be in".

- Meanwhile, Swansea became only the third side to fail to have a single shot in a Premier League match since Opta have the data available (2003-04), after West Bromwich Albion against Manchester City in December 2004 (drew 1-1) and Blackburn against Tottenham in April 2012 (lost 0-2).

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By virtue of the stalemate, Swansea dropped to 14th on the standings with 31 points after 30 games.

"We're frustrated about the result, but the boys did everything right apart from score".

Instead, the Swans held on to help Carvalhal exact a measure of revenge for the defeat his Sheffield Wednesday suffered to David Wagner's side in last season's Championship play-offs. I thought that at the time and I think the same after watching the video.