Ramadan Sobhi's Stoke fall 2-0 to Swansea City
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 0:51
Swansea stopped their six-match winless run using a dominant display against a lacklustre Stoke in the Liberty Stadium, although Marko Arnautovic's penalty miss proved critical.
He added: "I was asked many times in the fixtures leading up to Watford if it was a must-win game".
"They know how important this is for the club, for the fans and for the city".
"That isn't something we want to get into".
"Looking at the home games, we have three to play in the remaining five matches". At that stage it was very hard for us to get anything out of the game.
Stoke's misery was compounded exactly a minute later, as Carroll's long-range effort deflected in off former Swansea man Joe Allen. It is a terrific result for them.
The north-east English side, who have not won in 16 league games and are second from bottom on 24 points, had a nightmare opening 20 minutes in which they conceded two goals and had midfielder Gaston Ramírez sent off for a second booking.
"We must concentrate on our jobs".
The 23-year-old forward made his sixth straight start in the game and was substituted by Hughes in the 58th minute, shortly after the visitors had equalised. "Hull are in the driving seat but we will chase them down until the last moment". "If you are away you have got to make sure you are in the game and don't concede early and that is what we did", Hughes told BBC Sport.
"We've picked up very few points in the last six games and hadn't been performing that well either".
"We made it hard for ourselves, we didn't start quick enough and allowed them to have a couple of corners, a few opportunities and we conceded from one of them", Hughes told Sky Sports.
"Results are what matter now, we're not too anxious about performances along as the points go in the bag". At 1-0 for the most part we were okay but clearly the game has changed on missing the penalty - if we could get back on terms, who knows? "We needed to do better than we did".