Pratley explains famous strike

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Swansea hero Darren Pratley has revealed the secret behind his famous play-off clincher - he was too tired to keep running.

The Swans were clinging on to a 2-1 lead in injury time against Nottingham Forest with opposition goalkeeper Lee Camp joining the attack, when the ball broke for Pratley.

The 26-year-old calmly stroked it into an empty net from the halfway line to prompt wild celebrations, not least from City manager Brendan Rodgers.

And Pratley revealed: "I thought about taking it to the corner, but I didn't have the legs."


He added: "I can't describe the feeling as the ball crawled over the line.

"You could see by the emotion from the players, staff and fans in the celebrations how much it meant to everyone."

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