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Britton admits teams are finding out Swansea

Leon Britton believes Swansea need to figure out how to counteract teams who set out to stop them playing. Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Everton was just Swansea's third home loss of the season and ended an excellent run of three successive victories that had moved them into the top half of the table.

"It shows how far we have come," the 29-year-old said. "I think at the beginning of the season teams coming down here, I wouldn't say they weren't bothered about how we played, but they concentrated on what they wanted to do.

"Now teams coming down know we pass the ball well and are looking for ways to stop that.

"It's a compliment in a way that they are changing their gameplan to stop us playing. You have to give Everton credit as well.

"They have some quality players and are an experienced Premier League team."

"I suppose people will always look for ways to stop you playing," he added. "They will have different ideas.

"With Everton it was pushing players up to us and in the first half Tim Cahill was next to me all the half so it was difficult to find space.

"But these things are going to happen and you have to work out ways to deal with it and make sure you still influence the game.

"They were a bit similar to Norwich in the way they went about things.

"Against Norwich we were poor on the day. This time I don't think we were at our best by any stretch, but that was partly down to the way they played doing well.

"But these are the games we have to learn from, other teams will look at sides who got results here and see what they did."

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