GARRY Monk says his Swansea City side found it “too easy” against Newcastle United.
Newcastle twice came from behind against Swansea on Saturday to draw 2-2 thanks to two goals from Papiss Demba Cisse.
Monk felt his players got “sloppy” after former United winger Wayne Routledge put them 2-1 ahead early in the second half.
“We’re disappointed, because it’s two points dropped,” said Monk.
“The goals we conceded were poor from us. It was a lack of concentration, and it cost us dearly.
“Newcastle looked as though they were fighting for their manager, but we knew that would happen.
“We were dominant, we got our goals and even after conceding the first, we knew the game was there to win.
“But after the second goal the possession was too easy for us. We became sloppy on the ball and that was our downfall.
“They had settled, and we could have kept the ball at the back for 40 minutes because it was on them to come, but our possession was so easy we lost concentration, and it will have to be a lesson learnt.
“When you don’t put the game to bed you run the risk of the other team popping up with something our of nothing.”
Swansea captain Ashley Williams said: “A lot of people probably thought this was a game where we could just turn up and get three points.
“We knew that wouldn’t be the case. They have good players and are desperate for points. That’s a situation we have been in, but you’re not thinking about what’s going on with them.
“You’re thinking about winning games, defending properly and doing your own jobs. We didn’t really do that.”