Swansea City v Arsenal Player Ratings

Michel Vorm 7.5

Recovered well after conceding an early goal to van Persie. Made several important saves, including a fierce header from Ramsey near the end to keep the score at 3-2.

Steven Caulker 8

Continues to impress with each game for the Swans. Powerful, pacy and strong in the air.

Neil Taylor 7

Exposed at times, particularly for Walcott’s goal, but overall did well under pressure up against van Persie.

Ashley Williams 7

Some errors in judgement which allowed the Arsenal forwards to exploit the space behind the defence, but generally solid.

Angel Rangel 7.5

Great link-up play with Dyer and worked hard to nullify the Arsenal attacking threat on the flank.

Scott Sinclair 6

Coolly taken penalty to bring the Swans level after van Persie’s opener, but struggled to create many clear-cut chances from open play and sloppy in possession.

Leon Britton 8

Another outstanding display. The midfielder is the engine of the team, keeping everything ticking over with minimal fuss.

Kemy Agustien 7

Did well before being replaced through injury at half-time.

Nathan Dyer 9

A sensational performance from a player currently at the top of his game and deservedly being touted for a call-up to the England squad. Terrified the Arsenal back line and took his goal brilliantly.

Joe Allen 8

The Welshman is improving with each game. Fantastic movement and a natural ability to find the perfect pass. Worked hard to track back and help out defensively too.

Danny Graham 8

Terrific work rate despite limited opportunities in the first half. His efforts were rewarded in the second when he scored the winner with a superb finish in the 70th minute.

Substitutes:

Gylfi Sigurdsson 8

Making his home debut as a 2nd half replacement for Augustien, the Iceland international impressed.

Wayne Routledge 6

A replacement for Dyer after 81 minutes.

Leroy Lita 5

Replaced Graham on 93 minutes.

Manager:

Brendan Rodgers 9

His belief in his squad and his philosophy gives the team the confidence to impose their style of play regardless of the opposition. Inspirational.

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