Graham’s left fuming by a touch of bad luck
FRUSTRATED Swansea boss Graham Potter questioned the controversial penalty which cost a vital away win at 10-man Preston.
Potter’s side were on track for a second league win in a row through Courtney Baker-Richardson’s 54th-minute opener.
But defender Connor Roberts was adjudged to have handled Jayden Stockley’s right-wing cross and Daniel Johnson made no mistake from the spot.
Half-time substitute Josh Earl was sent off for the hosts with nine minutes remaining after two yellow cards in the space of nine crazy minutes.
“Connor claims it didn’t hit his hand so it’s frustrating,” said Potter.
“It’s hard to see from where I was but maybe the luck wasn’t with us today.
“Overall I didn’t think we did enough in the final third to get the win.
“But it’s a difficult place to come and we need to keep improving if we want to be a top-six team.”
Baker-Richardson made no mistake from close range with his second goal in as many games.
But the hosts hit back from the spot just five minutes later when new signing Stockley’s right-wing cross was handled by Roberts.
Jamaican Johnson calmly rifled into the bottom right-hand corner for his first goal since the start of October.
Earl was sent off after picking up two quick-fire bookings, first on Nathan Dyer and then on Mike Van Der Hoorn.
But despite taking a point the Lancashire club have now not won in the league for five matches and not won at home for a month.
Lilywhites boss Alex Neil said: “It was a stuffy game, a point was probably a fair result.
“I was surprised we got the penalty but it looks like the right decision having looked back at the replay.
“The sending-off was really harsh and Josh has pleaded his innocence after the game.
“I can understand why.”
COOL: Daniel Johnson