Belfast Telegraph

Bradley nets first Swans point but is still chasing winning feeling

Swansea City 0 Watford 0

By Phil Blanche

Bob Bradley felt his first Premier League point provided something "to build on" after seeing his Swansea side frustrated by Watford in a Liberty Stadium stalemate.

Swansea's winless run was extended to eight matches and they stay in the relegation zone two points from safety.

But former United States boss Bradley, who was in charge for the first time at the Liberty Stadium, said he had been encouraged after Swansea had the bulk of the chances without breaking the deadlock.

"I thought the second half was strong, I liked the way we came out," Bradley said.

"There were a lot of positives, the first clean sheet in a long time, and there's things to build on.

"We're also going to be honest and say we're disappointed we're only taking a point.

"The reward didn't come in the way of three points, but it's not going to stop the work that I've seen in the last few points," he added.

Watford have now lost only one of their last six games and this was their second consecutive clean sheet.

"I am happy with the point and the first-half performance, considering it was an away game," said Watford manager Walter Mazzarri.

"The only thing is we should have scored.

"In the second half we made some mistakes and allowed Swansea to be dangerous.

"We are growing in personality as a team, but we have to play for the whole game and not just one half."

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