Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup unsure how to feel after Reading stalemate
Michael Laudrup admits he was left with mixed emotions after seeing his Swansea side hit back to draw 2-2 with Reading.
Last Updated: 07/10/12 12:26pm
The Swans trailed 2-0 at the half-time interval, with Pavel Pogrebnyak and Noel Hunt helping the Royals to take complete control of the tie.
Laudrup's side staged a second half surge to haul themselves level, with Michu and Wayne Routledge on target, but they also hit the woodwork, came up against some inspired goalkeeping and felt they were denied a stonewall penalty late on.
"I think it's difficult to describe how I feel right now," Laudrup told Sky Sports.
"On one hand I can't be satisfied with 2-2 at home to Reading but on the other hand, in the first 20 minutes we created three big chances. The first time they come near our goal they score and then they get a second one. You are 2-0 down and you say 'what happened'.
"The three last games in the league we didn't score, so that's seven halves without scoring. I said to the boys, 'We have to get out of this and you are the only ones who can do it because you are on the pitch'.
"I think it was a fantastic second half and we created six or seven huge chances.
"I have to say that we should have had a penalty as well five minutes from the end. I think there were only three people who didn't see that.
"It was so obvious that it was a handball. It is called football, so it should be a penalty."