MX23RW : Sunday, June 13 15:03:43| >> :120:10458:10458:
Aug 31, 2019 at 3pm UK at Elland Road
Attendance: 34,935
LeedsLeeds United
0-1
SwanseaSwansea City
FT(HT: 0-0)
Routledge (90')

Steve Cooper refuses to get carried away as Swans go top

Cooper refuses to get carried away as Swans go top
© Reuters
Win at Elland Road puts them top.

Swansea head coach Steve Cooper is refusing to get carried away despite seeing his side beat Leeds and move two points clear at the top of the Championship.

Wayne Routledge came off the bench to score at the death and secure a dramatic 1-0 victory at Elland Road.

The Swans were forced to soak up plenty of pressure and ride their luck, but Routledge's effort helped Cooper continue his unbeaten start to life at the Liberty Stadium.

However, despite sitting pretty at the summit, Cooper knows there is a long way to go.

"It is the perfect result, a clean sheet away from home and scoring one," he said.

"It is a good return. I'm not going to be too reserved, but there are 40 games left.

"I feel like we have played 30 already! Of course, it is a good start, encouraging. A good tally so far, no doubt about that.

"But we need to keep going, keep working and get ready for the next game.

"Six games... it is too early for any mention. I'm not looking at it (the table), honestly.

"We are pleased with how we are doing, pleased with the progression of the team. We are growing."

Former England youth coach Cooper has enjoyed a dream start to his tenure at Swansea after replacing Graham Potter in the summer.

The Welshman has now urged his side to maintain their standards after setting an impressive platform with 16 points from six league games.

"Every day is a benchmark for us, the way we train and the way we work," said Cooper, who is hoping to keep hold of Andre Ayew and Borja Baston before the European transfer window shuts on Monday.

"The expectations from the staff and the players are high. We want to get the best out of every day.

"I am enjoying it, not just because we have picked up a few points. I love the football club. It is a football club I am proud to be part of."

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa bemoaned his side's failure to take their chances.

United totally dominated the game yet, like on numerous times last season during their unsuccessful promotion drive, their finishing let them down.

"The individual performance of the players was positive," he said.

"Our players played a little under the level that they have. We had the ball constantly. We defended well.

"We created enough chances to deserve two or three goals. The chances that the opponent team had was in relation to the corners, and more from the second balls after the corners.

"We had a high possession of the ball. We attacked with calm. This is the analysis of the game."

ID:369966: cacheID:369966:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:3881:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Stoke City manager Nathan Jones pictured on August 24, 2019
Read Next:
Underfire Nathan Jones delighted with Stoke character
>

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
 
5pm
 
8pm
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
 
8pm
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
 
2pm
 
5pm
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
3Liverpool38209968422669
4Chelsea381910958362267
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham381981162471565
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs381881268452362
8Arsenal381871355391661
9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
10Everton38178134748-159
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
15Southampton38127194768-2143
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
17Burnley38109193355-2239
RFulham38513202753-2628
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!