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4-nil defeat to QPR for Swans

Heaviest defeat of season at Loftus Road

There was disappointment for fans and players after Swansea City failed to recover from an awful start at Loftus Road last night.

Graham Potter’s side trailed by two goals inside the opening five minutes as Daniel Furlong headed in the opener, before Tomer Hemed fired home a second.

It soon got worse as Hemed’s second on 17 minutes made it 3-0, before Massimo Luongo compounded the Swans’ misery after the break.

The grim scoreline marked a seventh-straight away defeat against opponents who – prior to kick-off – had won just once since Boxing Day in the Championship.

Swansea came nowhere near reaching the levels of performance seen in Liberty wins over Brentford, Middlesbrough and Stoke and can have no complaints after being unable to handle a full-throttle opening from the hosts as well as suffering familiar issues defending set-pieces.

Manager Graham Potter said it was disappointing:

They did what they did well and we didn't do what we wanted to do well. and in the end fully deserve nothing from the game. We have to dust ourselves down and move forward."

Potter said QPR were riding a wave of eagerness to avoid relegation:

"They pressed us high, they went after us, trying to stop our build ups, trying to stop our playing. We didn't quite recognise where the space was well enough or quickly enough and then it becomes a difficult afternoon for us."

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