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Laudrup rues lack of cutting edge

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup lamented his side's poor execution after their 0-0 draw at home to Southampton.
In a low-quality affair at Liberty Stadium, both sides created chances but were unable to find a breakthrough as they stayed mid-table in the English Premier League.

Laudrup was pleased his team kept a clean sheet but felt they could have collected all three points with better execution in the attacking third.

"We did so well on occasions until the last pass. The last pass is so important and it is an area we could have done better in," he said.

"I think we should have won but when you don't you have to accept a draw and look on the positive side. 

"We had conceded two goals in each of our last four games and we have now kept a clean sheet."

The draw extended Swansea's winless run to five matches as their solid season comes to an end with a finish in the top half still likely.

Southampton extended their unbeaten run to six games with the draw, and manager Mauricio Pochettino said it was a low-quality encounter.

"It was not a very good game but we are unbeaten in six games and I am happy with the clean sheet," he said.

"Maybe we should have won because we created the best chances but their goalkeeper made two outstanding saves.

"I don't think that we lacked impetus, but we did not have the fluency we normally have.

"I don't know if 39 points will be enough for us to stay in the Premier League, we just have to go on and try and win the next game, that is always our goal."
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