Just a quick reminder 6 is the score for an acceptable run of the mill performance.
Made one excellent 1 on 1 save from Narsingh midway through the first half and couldn’t do much about the goals. Solid otherwise.
Standard Gunter. Appeared to get involved in a spat with Bony after the HT whistle had been blown but that was probably handbags. Has to be one of the fittest players I’ve ever seen.
Started the match well and got forward well in the opening 20 mins. Then Swansea started to push down his side and he was penned back. Vital match fitness after a long spell out.
Made some key interceptions tonight and led the team well. Got out muscled by Bony in the first half once but recovered immediately. Can’t think of any other mistakes he made during the game. Such a massive player and neeeds to stay fit for us to do well this season.
I don’t think Tiago will be happy with his role in the 1st goal. Got needlessly caught on the ball that lead to corner which Swansea scored from. Okay otherwise, hopefully he will learn from the experience.
Tidy, tidy, tidy, that’s George Evans. Just wish he take a few more risks with his passing. Nothing reckless, just slightly less passive. Still a decent enough performance but nothing that stood out.
Bacuna 7 MOTM
This was a very encouraging display from Leandro. Kept Sanches quiet for most of the match and kept trying to push the team forwards with his passing, closing down and energy. I would start him against Hull this Saturday.
Started well and had a couple of lovely trademark flicks in the first half. One shot that was straight at the keeper might have disappointed him slightly. Faded off in the 2nd half, probably down to lack of match fitness as much as anything. On the bench for Hull.
Had 2 shots in the first half. First one quite wide and the 2nd one much closer. Kept running the whole time but didn’t impact the match much in the second half.
End product. That’s the typical issue with wingers, Adi was no exception tonight. Lots of running and effort for the team but not much quality at the end. Quite a few overhit crosses and running down blind alleys. 6 for effort really.
In the last few minutes Pelle looked as frustrated as the crowd. Didn’t get into the game as he didn’t get any service and he lacked quality on the ocassions when he received the ball. Not his best night.
Böðvarsson (74 min)
Can’t remember anything he did good or bad. On that basis and his lack of time I can’t give him a mark.
Blackett 6 (62 min)
Came and did his normal thing. Had a header saved in the last few mins.
Kelly 6 (55 mins)
Some very good moments including a cross straight across the 6 yard box and no players anticipated it. There were also a few sloppy passes.
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