Brendan Rodgers still searching for Swansea away win

Brendan Rodgers
Rodgers has won nine away league games in his 18 months as Swans boss

Brendan Rodgers admits Swansea City are putting pressure on their home form as their winless run on the road this term was extended with defeat at Everton.

Leon Osman's winner sealed the Goodison Park clash as the Swans boast just three points from nine away games, the worst record in the Premier League.

Swansea have not earned a top-flight away win for 31 matches, going back to a win at Nottingham Forest in May 1982.

"We're not running away from it," said Swansea manager Rodgers.

"We want to do better.

"In every game away from home we've given a really good account of ourselves and shown we're here to compete but we want to be picking up points and picking up wins.

"As if you don't, it puts the pressure on your home form.

"We must look to gain a few more points away from home."

The newly-promoted Swans did not register a victory in their last season in the top-flight back in the 1982/83 season when they were eventually relegated from the old First Division.

And Swansea, who are the second lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, have failed to score in five of their nine road trips since winning promotion back to the top-flight from the Championship.

But Rodgers' men have travelled to five of the Premier League's current top seven teams, battling to creditable draws at Liverpool and Newcastle.

Defeats at struggling Blackburn Rovers, letting a two-goal lead slip in the final six minutes at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wednesday's loss at has frustrated Rodgers.

"We know what we are up against at this level," said the Swans boss.

"Everton have [Marouane] Fellaini who was £16m-odd and all round Everton's team they have players with real experience.

"My players have come up and performed really well.

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"The players have been brilliant, they've given me everything but it's very difficult to come away from home.

"Until we can get that win, which there's no doubt will come, we'll keep our focus on trying to achieve the result.

"Until that comes it just means we've got to do what we've done throughout the season and get our points at home."

Swansea have impressed at The Liberty Stadium this season with a home record that is only bettered by the Premier League's current top five - and their only home defeat was by reigning champions Manchester United.

Rodgers has lost just four home games in his managerial tenure at Swansea so will hope that good run continues as the Swans host Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur over the festive period.

"It puts a bit more pressure on us at home but we've dealt with that over the last 17 months and been very strong at home," said Rodgers.

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