Thursday 14 November 2019

Dream start for Laudrup

Swansea 5

Simon Peach

Michael Laudrup could not have dreamt of a better start to life as Swansea manager after watching his side thrash QPR in west London.

The Welsh side dominated from the outset at Loftus Road, showing no signs of weakness after the summer departures of former boss Brendan Rodgers and midfielder Joe Allen to Liverpool.

Summer signing Miguel Michu broke the deadlock after just eight minutes and doubled Swansea's tally in the second half, netting an exquisite curling left-foot strike.

The old guard wrapped up the 5-0 victory as Nathan Dyer grabbed a brace and Scott Sinclair struck to get Laudrup's life at the Swansea helm off to the best possible start.

"That was impressive," the Dane said. "Winning the first game in my debut, away and 5-0. I don't think anyone could've dreamed about that."

The win leaves Swansea joint top after what was Laudrup's first match in English football, though he is aware it will not always be that easy.

"Well, if I had never played or been a manager maybe I could think that, but I have been in football for 30 years," Laudrup added. "I know, and we all know, that there will be bad days."

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