Pott’s luck is in after sad Sergi hits the bar
SWANSEA manager Graham Potter admitted he never felt secure after his side led 3-0 but almost let the lead slip at Brentford.
The Welsh side looked home and dry after just 27 minutes but were almost pegged back at the death as Bees sub Sergi Canos hit the crossbar.
Potter said: “We were quite clinical I guess in that first half-hour but Brentford is one of those places where you never feel comfortable.
“Their team kept going and waited for opportunities and they got them.
“It was great for the neutral but horrible for me and Thomas Frank. We needed our luck in the end because they had some good chances.”
Swansea took the lead after just 25 seconds when Wayne Routledge tapped in a cross by Barrie McKay.
Despite an early injury to Martin Olsson, an own goal by Chris Mepham doubled the lead on 22 minutes after a low cross by Nathan Dyer.
The Swans looked to be leaving West London with all the points four minutes later after Leroy Fer got a touch to a bicycle kick from Oliver McBurnie.
Brentford were given hope just before the break when Ollie Watkins was in the right place to convert a loose ball, after ex-Swan Josh McEachran hit the bar.
It became even more uncomfortable for the visitors on 69 minutes when Said Benrahma clipped in a superb free-kick.
In a dramatic ending, substitute Canos’ shot hit the bar but deflected over the top.
Brentford have just one win in nine under Frank and the Danish head coach admitted the opening half-hour killed his side.
He said “We were a goal down after 30 seconds and you are thinking, ‘What horror movie am I in?’ And actually it got more scary.
“We created chances going forward in the last 15 minutes of the half, showing fine character.
“You could say we deserved a draw but overall, when you give yourself these circumstances, then it’s very difficult to claim anything.”
FER-D CLASS: Leroy Fer (left)