Swansea captain Ashley Williams has conceded that his side's recent form has been below par.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has set his sights on a top-half Premier League finish after the 0-0 draw with Manchester City.The 48-year-old watched his team dominate large parts of the first half against the deposed Premier League champions and had they been able to take their chances they may have emerged with all three points.
with a draw and we stay ninth with a game in hand," he said.
"One more win should
now see us finish in the top half and that would be a fantastic
the Spaniard limped out of the game in the 69th minute with a hamstring injury.
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini rued his side's missed chances as they were held to a goalless draw by Swansea City.
With second place in the Premier League all but secure, the Italian's side struggled to raise their game at the Liberty Stadium and he expressed his frustration at the standard of finishing from his players.
Swansea dominated the first half and Mancini's men found it tough to get to grips with the lively Nathan Dyer. The two chances they did create were wasted by Samir Nasri and they were grateful that Swansea's finishing was equally poor at the other end.
Their second-half performance was much improved after Edin Dzeko replaced Yaya Toure but they found Michel Vorm in fine form, the Dutchman denying Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Dzeko after the break.
incredible chances, Nasri, Silva and Dzeko all had good opportunities to
"I also think we should have had a penalty for a foul on Dzeko, I don't know why the referee didn't give it."
City welcome West Brom on Tuesday before turning their attention to the FA Cup final against Wigan and victory in that game, combined with other results going their way, could see the runners-up place confirmed, something the Italian is keen to do.
The substitution of Toure at half time gave City a new impetus and appeared to be an inspired decision by 48-year-old, but he revealed that the change was forced upon him rather than being a tactical move.
"Yaya had a problem in the warm up and for this reason we took him off after 45 minutes," he added."But I think he will be OK for the cup final."
Manchester City strengthened their grip on second place in the Premier League with a hard-fought goalless draw against Swansea City.The deposed champions were off the pace in a first half dominated by the hosts but chances were spurned at both ends as the two goalkeepers had an easy afternoon. The visitors improved after the break but lacked that creative spark and had to settle for a point.
Swansea City will hope to strengthen their bid for a top-10 Premier League finish when they take on Manchester City on Saturday.Michael Laudrup's side secured the first major trophy of their 101-year history by winning the League Cup in February and could make the campaign a historic one should they improve on last season's 11th-placed finish.
Ki Sung-Yeung is looking to help Swansea finish the season in fine fashion after seeing their progress curtailed in recent weeks.Michael Laudrup's men secured the first major trophy in their history with a 5-0 victory over Bradford City in the League Cup final back in February, but have gone six games without a win since their success over Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium in March.
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