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SWINDON TOWN: Evans bemoans side's luck after loss
ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans claimed Swindon Town’s two second-half goals in their 4-0 win at the New York Stadium were both offside and branded Massimo Luongo’s first-half effort “very lucky”, but he accepted his side were not up to scratch as they slipped to a second successive home defeat.
Evans lamented his team’s lack of desire and passion as goals from Alex Pritchard, Luongo, Nick Ajose and Dany N’Guessan condemned the Millers to defeat.
However, he was convinced that both Ajose and N’Guessan’s strikes should not have counted.
He told Rotherham’s official website: “Let me start by saying if it was a book I was reading then the first three chapters out of nine would not have given you any clues as to what the end story would tell.
“There is no doubt we started the game exceptionally well, perhaps as good as we have played this season. We created chance after chance, hit the underside of the crossbar and it could all have been a very different story but goals change and win football matches.
“Swindon score with a great free-kick and then have a very lucky deflection right on half-time, it was a very unjust scoreline at the break. However, despite the two second-half goals being offside it was a performance that was not acceptable.
“We lacked the key ingredients to have a chance in any football match, desire, passion, tenacity and a vast number of players got worse as the match went on. That is a performance that these players will not be pleased about and believe me everyone is hurting this morning.
“The only answer to yesterday is hard work and respond. We will take this on the chin, feel smashed around the face, take the criticism that will come but these lads will react positively through hard graft, we apologise, but now we move on and focus on MK Dons next week.”
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