World News – GB – Missed opportunities turn out to be costly as Swans suffer first league loss


Swansea City suffered their first league loss of the 2020/21 campaign, being beaten 2-1 by Huddersfield Town

Swansea equalized thanks to Andre Ayew who scored his second goal of the campaign from a penalty spot

But Josh Koroma’s second-half strike proved enough to keep Yorkshire away as the Swans were left to regret their missed opportunities at Liberty Stadium

After a manic transfer deadline, Steve Cooper has made three changes to the 2-1 win over Millwall ahead of the international break

Freddie Woodman replaced Steven Benda in goal after recovering from illness while Kyle Naughton made his first campaign debut in place of Joe Rodon following his move to Tottenham

The other change saw Viktor Gyokeres make his first start for Swansea, with loaner Brighton coming for Morgan Gibbs-White, who is set for a long stay on the sidelines with a foot injury

Ayew scored his 100th appearance for Swansea while deadline signing Kasey Palmer was among the substitutes as the Swans looked to maintain their impressive start to the 2020/21 season

The hosts started off on the front foot, with Jamal Lowe and Marc Guehi both having efforts under Ben Hamer’s hand early on

Ayew nearly took advantage of a sloppy back pass from Naby Sarr to win the opener in the 11th minute, although Huddersfield goalkeeper Hamer was fairly aware of the danger as the home side continued to carry the greatest threat

And they had an even bigger opportunity to swell the net moments later when Korey Smith found Lowe, but the striker’s shot was superbly saved by Hamer

But after being at the top, Swansea went out at the back and fell behind after a cornering routine midway through the first half as Juninho Bacuna’s shot took a slight notch on Toffolo to leave Woodman on the wrong foot and, above all, the hosts scored down

It was a blow to Swansea who, to their credit, responded well and could have equalized as Gyokeres played against Lowe, although Christopher Schindler cut the pass in time for the Terriers

However, they were tied 10 minutes after falling behind as Smith was downed by Hamer in the box, and Ayew deftly converted from the penalty spot to score what was his 32nd goal for the goal of the club during its historic release

Swansea’s top three continued to look dangerous as Ben Cabango made a heavy block to thwart Bacuna on the other end as the score remained tied at the break

Carlos Corberan’s team carried more threat after the restart and saw Isaac Mbenza shoot a low shot wide

The Belgian then went even closer as his curling effort hit the post before goalscorer Toffolo pulled away about 10 yards as the visitors gained confidence

However, Swansea responded well and should have gone through Ayew, despite leading Matt Grimes’ free-kick with the goal at his mercy

Lowe was later turned down by Hamer before returning the follow-up effort as Cooper sent Palmer for Gyokeres, with Fraizer Campbell replacing Mbenza for the Terriers

And Swansea was penalized for not taking those chances as Koroma drilled a low shot into the bottom corner of Woodman’s goal to restore his team’s lead midway through the second half

Palmer caused problems as Swansea looked to level the game, with loaned Bristol City firing a free kick just over 20 yards before Liam Cullen and Jordon Garrick replaced Lowe and Naughton respectively with 10 minutes remaining. end

Jake Bidwell had a golden opportunity to score late, although his effort was wide as Swansea’s unbeaten run in the league this season came to an end before their away clash with Coventry City on Tuesday night

City of Swansea: Woodman; Naughton (Garrick 81), Cabango, Guehi; Roberts, Smith, Grimes (C), Bidwell; Ayew, Lowe (Cullen 81), Gyokeres (Palmer 62)

Town of Huddersfield: Hamer; Stearman, Schindler (C), Sarr; Pipa, Hogg, Eiting (Duhaney 85), Toffolo; Mbenza (Campbell 62), Koroma, Bacuna (O’Brien 72)

Smith fails to clear a cross and Josh Koroma fires a low shot past Woodman to make the score 2-1 for the visitors

Two big chances for Lowe who has a shot saved before taking the sequel much more

Swansea City AFC, Huddersfield Town AFC, EFL Championship, Josh Koroma, Carlos Corberán

World news – GB – Missed opportunities turn out to be costly as Swans suffer their first loss in the championship



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