Garry Monk: Swansea City manager 'disappointed' with point

Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey began his career as a trainee at Charlton Athletic

Garry Monk was disappointed Swansea drew 1-1 at Sunderland but is pleased with their Premier League start.

Bafetimbi Gomis put them ahead but they failed to make their dominance count as Jermaine Defoe rescued a point for Sunderland.

Swansea are unbeaten after three games, but Monk was frustrated not to have beaten Sunderland.

"It's slightly disappointing not to come away with the three points," he said. "We did enough to win the game."

He added: "It was a good performance overall. We've had a very good start to the season, and there are plenty of positives to look at."

Sunderland had gone into the game after losing their opening two Premier League games of the season, conceding seven goals.

They had a crisis meeting after the 3-1 defeat by Norwich and former Newcastle United striker and Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer had predicted the Black Cats could lose by a cricket score.

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Sunderland 1-1 Swansea: Garry Monk praises 'total dominance'

But Monk refused to underestimate Dick Advocaat's Sunderland side, who had goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon in fine form to deny Swansea with a number of crucial saves.

"We knew Sunderland would have a reaction," Monk said. "It was clear what people were talking about in the week was never going to be the case - that we'd come up here and they'd roll over.

"The crowd were incredible during the early period and they fought hard, but we were patient and came through it.

"After that first 30 minutes, we got control of the game and got a good goal before half-time.

"The intention was to put the game to bed after needing to be patient in the first half.

"We sustained that control in the second half and we were dominant. We had chance after chance and should have put the game to bed, had it not been for some unbelievable goalkeeping."

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