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Laudrup: Draw a fair result

Michael Laudrup conceded Swansea City did not deserve more than a point following a 1-1 draw with Hull City at the Liberty Stadium.

Former Swansea striker Danny Graham put Hull ahead after just nine minutes, but Chico Flores gave the hosts a point on the hour mark when a fizzing cross struck the defender's arm and flew past Allan McGregor.

Swansea boss Laudrup bemoaned a slow first-half display from his team and he felt a draw was a fair result in south Wales.

"I think it's a fair point," Laudrup told Sky Sports. "It wasn't a very good game to watch.

"I think in the first half we played much too slow, there was no pace in the ball, so it was quite easy for Hull to control and to defend. They got a good goal from a good cross, and it was a good finish from Danny.

"In the second half we did much better and were much quicker, and got the equaliser. We had the chance maybe for the second goal, but I think after the first half we did not deserve to win this game today."

Laudrup's opposite number Steve Bruce felt Hull should have had a penalty when Alex Bruce's header struck the arms of Dwight Tiendalli and the Swansea boss was happy the decision went his way.

He also said of the ball hitting Flores' arm before beating Allan McGregor: "It's into his body, so it's not that he's using his hand to score, I don't know if it's touched his leg and hand.

"There was another situation of the ball inside our box, but again, like I said the other day in the Newcastle game, it's 50-50.

"If you don't give it, it's okay, but if you give it, it's okay. It's one of those situations you have to accept it can go either way, and we had two of them.

"We have had a lot against us, so now we have two 50-50 balls inside our box in our favour."