We were taught a lesson in concentration, insists Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk believes his side were taught a huge lesson in concentration against Newcastle on Saturday.

Twice the Swans lead at the Liberty Stadium only for Alan Pardew’s side to draw level both times.

And the Welsh sides’ manager reckons the disappointing result was all their own doing.

“I think it’s a harsh lesson in the Premier League that if you don’t concentrate you can get punished,” Monk said.

Swansea currently sit fourth in the Premier League following a great start to life under Monk who was given the full-time role in the summer.

However, Monk feels that his side should have grabbed all three points and pressed Southampton in 2nd, who are also under new management

“I’m disappointed not to come away with three points today, we created enough chances and Tim Krul made some good saves.”

“We never quite did enough to get away from them. We were always in control and always looked like we were going to win the game.

“But teams only need one or two chances, which is what they had and then they scored the two goals.”