Swansea City: How the players fared against St Gallen
Gerhard Tremmel – Saved a penalty and made a couple of other important interventions. Nearly embarrassed by a first-half fumble before recovering.
Dwight Tiendalli – The full-back again looked unsure as some of St Gallen’s most promising moves came down his side.
Jordi Amat – The young defender formed half of a centre-half pairing with Chico Flores. But Swansea missed the calming and organisational influence of Ashley Williams.
Chico Flores – Has a tendency to charge in trying to pinch the ball instead of holding position. Swansea were sometimes exposed when these challenges didn’t come off.
Ben Davies – Another sound display from the local lad. He kept it simple in defence and also looked to get forwards. Harshly booked after claiming the ball late on.
Leon Britton – A much-needed stabilising influence just in front of the back four. Britton calmed Swansea with trademark careful passing and timely interceptions. The star man.
Jonathan de Guzman – A quiet evening from the Dutch international, who failed to really exert himself on the game. Didn’t see much of the ball.
Alejandro Pozuelo – Played an important part in Swansea’s goal, but was often wasteful in possession. Tried the elaborate when a simpler option may have been the better one.
Michu – Suffered a nasty cut to his head after clashing with Stephane Besle. Had few sights of goal, but might have been awarded a penalty in the first half.
Wayne Routledge – Worked hard and was in the right place at the right time to prod home Swansea’s goal. Made way for Nathan Dyer afterwards with Sunday in mind.
Wilfried Bony – Something of an isolated figure, the big striker was starved of possession for much of the match. Tried to use the ball sensibly when he got it.
Substitutes: Dyer (for Routledge 62) A lively impact.
Vazquez (for Bony (70) Nearly scored an immediate goal. Shelvey (for Pozuelo 83) A late introduction.