Swansea City v West Ham: Curtis takes heart from Man City blow

Caretaker boss Alan Curtis is confident Swansea City’s fortunes will improve if they show the same sort of application against West Ham as they did in last week’s agonising defeat to Manchester City.

Curtis remains in the dugout when Swansea host the Hammers at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as the Welsh club continue to search for a replacement for Garry Monk, who was dismissed last week.

Swansea put in a fine showing at the Etihad Stadium and appeared on course for a deserved point when Bafetimbi Gomis’ 90th-minute effort cancelled out the opener from former Swans star Wilfried Bony.

However, there was one last twist when Yaya Toure’s shot hit team-mate Kelechi Iheanacho and flew past Lukasz Fabianski.

Curtis was left deflated by Swansea’s luck, but feels sure a similar performance will reap rewards against West Ham and end a six-match winless run that has left them outside the Premier League drop zone only on goal difference.

“Saturday was a great experience, the disappointment was losing after playing so well,” Curtis said.

“We put on a good performance, got ourselves back in the game and then had a result cruelly taken away from us.

“We deserved better than that but that is the difference between teams at the top and the bottom, that bit of luck. But if we continue to perform like that results will improve.”

West Ham, who are eighth, have endured a sticky run themselves.

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