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Sousa hails 'complete performance'

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Swansea manager Paulo Sousa was delighted with the manner of his side's 2-0 victory over Preston.

A goal in each half from David Cotterill and Ashley Williams gave the home side a well-deserved win in a thoroughly one-sided game.

Sousa said: "I think it was a complete performance, but perhaps we could score a few more goals. There was great understanding between the players and this can only go on to give us greater success in the games to come."

He added: "The players did everything I asked and if we can carry on like this and also improve, the confidence in our own ability will come.

"We have played many good games this season but this is one of the best because of the quality we showed and I am delighted that financial circumstances at the club have meant that we are able to keep our best players.

"The team were outstanding and it was an impressive performance."

Preston boss Darren Ferguson was unhappy with the result, but felt his players worked hard.

"It is always a difficult place to come against a good footballing side and we are low on confidence at the moment after our midweek defeat," he said.

"You have to try and shake Swansea up but they used their spare man much better than we did and we gave the ball away far too easily.

"Confidence is a big thing but we cannot feel sorry for ourselves, and perhaps in the next game we will get a lucky break or two. It was a disappointing day but it is a work in progress for us."

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