Swansea manager Russell Martin admits his young side can learn from both sides of this Jekyll and Hyde show in their 3-1 win over Coventry.
Artin’s side recorded back-to-back wins midweek for the first time since beating the same opponents in November after defeating West Brom.
Two goals from Michael Obafemi after Jamie Paterson’s opener saw the Swans win at the Swansea.com Stadium just two minutes into the second half.
But they had to hold on after pleading guilty to slacking far too early and allowing Coventry to rally.
Martin said: “I am very happy with the result. I absolutely loved the performance in the first half, I didn’t particularly like the performance in the second half.
“We have a fairly young team who haven’t often been able to lead 3-0 and we didn’t manage the game very well.
“We gave them a big chance with a sloppy game at the end of the first half and that continued into the second half.
“We should have taken the sting out of the game and controlled the game, but there were too many bugs, too little intensity and too many scary moments.
“We have to do better and that has made me not feel as positive as I probably should.
“But I don’t want to be too negative. Winning in a row after a really tough result shows the character they have and the work they do and I’m really proud of them.”
Coventry had their eye on the Sky Bet Championship play-off spots but paid for lackluster defense in the first half and wasteful attacks in the second when the odds begged.
Gustavo Hamer finally put them on the scoresheet in the 84th minute, but that was far too little, too late.
Manager Mark Robins said: “We would have liked to have played better so it’s a disappointing day from our point of view.
“We were our own worst enemies. We gave them enough chances to win the game and they didn’t really have to do anything – I saw them play a lot better.
“In the first half it just didn’t look like us at all. We looked leggy and just couldn’t get to her.
“We didn’t take our chances and just gave them their goals.
“Our goalkeeper hardly made a save, but we’re three goals behind.
“We were better in the second half but we had three one-on-ones and only won one. That’s not us.
“They were pretty reckless when they got their chances, but it’s more of a story where we didn’t take our chances and gave them the opportunity to bury theirs. So we have to learn from it.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/michael-obafemi-on-the-double-for-swansea-in-win-over-coventry-41415535.html Michael Obafemi on the double for Swansea in beating Coventry