Stoke boss Hughes thrilled by dramatic Swansea draw

The Potters snatched a point in a six-goal game at the Liberty Stadium through Charlie Adam's injury-time penalty having squandered a two-goal lead
Mark Hughes insists he enjoyed Stoke's 3-3 draw with Swansea on Sunday despite seeing his side squander a two-goal lead.

Strikes from Jonathan Walters and Stephen Ireland put the Potters in a commanding position at the Liberty Stadium, but they needed a controversial injury-time penalty from Charlie Adam to snatch a point after two goals from Wilfried Bony and a strike from Nathan Dyer.

But Hughes is adamant the drama of the occasion gave him everything he looks for in a Premier League clash.

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“I enjoyed the drama,” the Potters boss told reporters.

“It was a great game for the neutral and there was a lot of emotion shown on both sides. That’s what you want to see in games.

“As you are right in the thick of things, there are a number of situations you feel as a team and as a side we need to deal better with, but overall you never lose that love of football and what it entails and the emotions it can engender.

“We know this season there are going to be ups and downs and there will be times when we are elated and times when we are disappointed.

“We probably had those in the game at Swansea so at the end of the day we will look back on the game and think it was a good point to take given the circumstances.

“But we can make it a lot easier than we did in terms of getting Premier League points if we do correct things and just stop momentum when you see it’s building. We have to be better in that respect.”