Paul Clement Hails Swansea Display & Claims Disallowed Goal Should Have Stood

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Paul Clement has claimed that Swansea will stay in the Premier League if they match their 'best home performance' of the season following the draw with Bournemouth.

The Swans were held to a 0-0 draw by the Cherries at the Liberty Stadium, but could - and should - have taken all three points to ease their relegation woes.

Speaking to the club's official site, Clement hailed his team's determination and passion to try and secure all three points, and called for further displays of that ilk to begin their climb up the league standings.


He said: “I was pleased with the spirit, the determination and the enthusiasm we showed today. We are not really, really happy because we didn’t win, but I am happy with a lot of the things I saw.

“I saw a team fighting, committed and giving everything to try to get a result. I actually thought some of our football in spells was good, especially in the second half.

“We were in total control – all we needed was a finish. Leroy had an opportunity late on. It wasn’t from the best angle and the keeper was in a good position, but the rebound was probably the better chance. Unfortunately, it didn’t go in.

“But that was our best home performance this season. There will be games where we play worse and win. If we continue to build on that level, we will get out of trouble, no doubt about that.”

Swansea were denied a winning strike on the stroke of half time after Wilfried Bony's goal was disallowed for a Jordan Ayew push on Nathan Ake.

Clement added that it was a soft decision for the referee to give, and stated that his side should have seen the goal kept on the scoreboards.


He said: “I thought in real time that the disallowed goal was a soft decision. If it’s in between the boxes, the game would have carried on.

“That’s what I saw in real time and, having seen the video, I stand by my first opinion.

“There was another incident right in front of us when a trailing arm caught Roque Mesa in the head and split his head open.

“That wasn’t even given as a foul, yet that was a much stronger, much more aggressive challenge than the one that was given as a foul on the disallowed goal.”