walkinshaw - Appreciate the comments! I know, Charlie Austin has been a beast! Gary has missed the last 6 weeks though, can't wait to have him back in the team!
Swansea Winless Run Stretches to 6 Games After Difficult February!
In a dismal month of football for Lee Trundle's team, his beloved Swansea only managed to score twice this month.
The first of two goals came in a decent draw at home against Southampton. The Saints took a shock lead in added time in the the first half through midfielder Steven Davis. But a late second half push saw Swansea get a well deserved equaliser through Charlie Austin (his 13th goal in this year's Premier League).
An early goal from Juan Mata on 3 minutes was enough for United against an uninspiring Swansea performance. Despite the scoreline (1-0) Swansea were never at the races and can't have any arguments about losing to the Red Devils.
The Jacks gave themselves too much to do against Klopp's Liverpool having gone two down in the first 19 minutes (Firmino '6, Milner '19 PEN). Swansea played some decent football after a catastrophic start and managed to defend much better after conceding the penalty. Anwar El Ghazi grabbed a goal on 50 minutes to give the home crowd some hope of a comeback but a second goal eluded the Swansea attack who were now five games without a win.
If Swansea fans were hoping Spurs away would be the fixture to end this poor run they were massively mistakes. The "Harry Kane Show" was in town and Swansea had to answers to his questions. Kane's hat-trick was enough to give Tottenham fans a comfortable 3-0 win at home as they continue their push for a first Premier League title.
The Swans spent February sliding down the table, finding themselves in 9th place as the month came to a close! Lee Trundle will be hoping for an improvement in March and the rookie manager has told Sky that he and Alan [Curtis] have held a team meeting to try and rediscover their earlier form.
Player of the Month:
In a difficult month for the Swans, there weren't many contenders for this months award. However, Lukas Fabianski did give a man of the match performance in Swansea's only point of February (7.9 vs Southampton). He gave a good account of himself at Old Trafford too, limiting United to one early goal.
In Other News:
Surprisingly Watford defied the odds to lift the first meaningful silverware of the 2015/16 season as they became Capital One Cup Champions! In a dull final that ended goalless, Watford held their nerve to beat Championship side Hull City in penalties. Watford will now play in the Europa League next season, meaning only the top 6 in the Premier League can earn a place in one of Europe's major tournaments for next season.
Striker Alex Samuel has been loaned to Port Vale, Daniel James ha extended his loan move at Chesterfield and Josh Sheehan has joined Bolton on loan.
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater has damaged his achilles tendon and will be out for 2-3 months.