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Swansea boss Laudrup stands by Williams after Villa defeat

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup stood by Ashley Williams after his gaffe led to Christian Benteke scoring in victory for Aston Villa yesterday.

Williams was at fault with Benteke's goal which completed a nightmare week for the skipper after being part of the Wales team beaten 6-1 by Serbia.

Swans boss Michael Laudrup said: "Ashley is a super guy but he has had a very severe week.

"When you lose a club game, you always have the next one to recover. But when it is an international, at the start of a World Cup campaign, and you lose two games and one result is very savage, it hurts.

"Then four or days later you have to play a tough away game. I think he did well. Of course, it was a mistake at the end but, whether it was one-nil or two-nil, doesn't make a big difference.

"I said to him afterwards to now go and relax and I am sure knowing him he will come back after a couple of days with his family and have a huge game against Everton."

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