Swansea captain Gary Monk upbeat despite Blackburn loss

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Garry Monk looks on as Yakubu scores for Blackburn

Swansea City captain Garry Monk believes his side dominated the game at Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers, despite losing 4-2.

Yakubu scored all four goals to give Blackburn only their second Premier League win of the season.

Swansea have yet to win away this campaign but Monk, 32, remains upbeat.

"I'm obviously not happy with the defeat but when you look at the game, we played pretty well and dominated the game," said Monk.

"They felt like they were there for the taking, that's the disappointing thing.

"Even at 3-2 it looked like we were going to get back into it.

"It's a bizarre game, they had four chances and four goals."

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A goal in each half from Leroy Lita and Luke Moore gave Swansea hope.

But home supporters breathed a sigh of relief when the Swans were reduced to 10 men, as Joe Allen received a second booking for a push on Junior Hoilett.

Monk concedes the sending-off affected the game, but refused to blame defeat on the 21-year-old Wales midfielder.

"Joe's a strong character who has been fantastic for us this season," Monk added.

"He'll learn from it, you learn all the time.

"He'll know in that situation next time, even though the hunger inside you wants to get that ball you've got to sometimes when you're on a yellow [card] just let it go.

"It's unfortunate for him but he'll bounce back, no problem."

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