Pott’s luck is in af­ter sad Sergi hits the bar

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By STEVE MOR­GAN

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)

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