11:34 5th May 2013
. . . defender delighted with a point from Manchester City clash
Ben Davies insists the Swans took plenty of positives after being held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium.
The Swans went close to opening the scoring on a few occasions in the first half as Pablo Hernandez and Michu were both denied, with the latter having a strong appeal for a penalty rejected before the break.
The visitors, who were beaten at the Liberty last season, were also wasteful as substitute Edin Dzeko missed from six yards out in what was Manchester City’s best chance of the afternoon.
It meant the spoils were shared as the Swans stayed in ninth position and moved onto 43 points with just three games remaining ahead of Tuesday’s trip to third-bottom Wigan.
“We have to remember they are the champions from last season so it’s always a good result when you get something from the top teams,” said Wales international Davies.
“We missed some very good chances in the first half and it would have given us a good foundation to work from, but we defended solidly and we come out of it with a draw.
“We created some great chances, which, on another day, they go in quite easily.
“We come out of this game positive as any point picked up against Manchester City is a great result.”