Manchester City v Swansea City Player Ratings

Michel Vorm 8

Despite the scoreline, the Dutch keeper was in excellent form, without having played a game with his new team mates. Pulled off a string of excellent saves and looks comfortable on the ball.

Alan Tate 6

Was exposed on the flanks too frequently, guilty of backing off City’s players too much.

Ashley Williams 7

Some important blocks, especially in the first half, but exposed in the second as City applied the pressure.

Steven Caulker 7

An impressive first half, looked assured in the air and on the ball, linked well with Williams.

Angel Rangel 6

Struggled to cope with the threat of Dzeko and this restricted his ability to push forward.

Scott Sinclair 8

His pace caused City problems and looked Swansea’s biggest threat, but had little support in the attacking third.

Leon Britton 7

Worked tirelessly against the formidable presence of Yaya Toure, especially in the first half. Swansea’s greatest influence in midfield.

Kemy Agustien 6

Struggled to impose himself on the game in midfield.

Stephen Dobbie 6

Unable to exert his usual influence on the game. Put Joe Hart under pressure with a long-range effort in the second half.

Nathan Dyer 7

Worked hard on the wing and created some good opportunities going forward, but lack of support from Rangel limited his impact.

Danny Graham 6

Suffered from a lack of support in the first half. Was stronger holding up the ball in the second, but found chances hard to come by.

Substitutes:

Joe Allen 7

The young midfielder provided some additional attacking prowess.

Wayne Routledge 7

Added some steel to the attack and showed good strength at times.

Leroy Lita 5

Had little time to make a significant impact.

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