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Played
December 22, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 20695‎
 
70′ (OG) Bryan Oviedo
 
Ross Barkley 84′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Swansea 1-2 Everton

The Toffees extended their unbeaten league run to 10 games and moved into the top four courtesy of two memorable long-range strikes from Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman

By Gary Maiden

  • Gerhard Tremmel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gerhard Tremmel

    Deputising for Vorm and looked solid throughout. Rarely tested and beaten by a couple of excellent long-range strikes.

  • Chico
    0
    1
    2.50

    Chico

    Spared an embarrassing moment when robbed by Mirallas, only for the Belgian to squander the chance. Recovered well and looked composed thereafter.

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ashley Williams

    Given the daunting task of marking Lukaku. Barely gave the Belgian a sniff and was the clear winner in that particular duel.

  • Dwight Tiendalli
    1
    0
    3.50

    Dwight Tiendalli

    Defended well throughout and sheer determination earned him his goal. Forced Pienaar to spend a lot of the afternoon in the middle.

  • Ben Davies
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ben Davies

    Given the unenviable task of taking care of Mirallas and Coleman. Coped well in difficult circumstances and not at all at fault for the goal.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    A real stand-out performer in the first half but faded as the game went on. Swansea's most composed player on the ball.

  • Pablo Hernández
    0
    0
    3.00

    Pablo Hernández

    Delivered some dangerous crosses for the Everton defence to deal with and showed touches of class.

  • Wayne Routledge
    0
    0
    2.50

    Wayne Routledge

    Wasted a couple of chances early on but always looked a threat going forward. Lacked a little composure in forward positions.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    A quiet afternoon by his standards. Gave Shelvey a platform to express himself.

  • José Cañas
    0
    0
    2.50

    José Cañas

    Struggled to deal with the advancing runs of Barkley and was guilty of some cynical fouls.

  • Wilfried Bony
    0
    1
    2.00

    Wilfried Bony Flop of the Match

    A very quiet afternoon. Not offered a great deal of service and looked frustrated throughout.

Substitutions

  • Pozuelo
    0
    0

    Pozuelo

    A very late substitute for De Guzman and could not affect the match.

  • Roland Lamah
    0
    0
    2.50

    Roland Lamah

    Entered the fray in the 66th minute in place of Routledge, but fared little better than the man he replaced.

  • Álvaro
    0
    0
    2.50

    Álvaro

    Made little impact when introduced late on, but was guilty of missing a great opportunity to level the scores at the death.

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Helpless to prevent the equaliser and given little else to do other than that. Made a good save late on to deny Hernandez.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    As solid as ever. The isolate Bony didn't offer a huge challenge but did his job well.

  • Bryan Oviedo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bryan Oviedo

    Continues to perform in the absence of Baines. Solid at the back and got forward well when needed.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    As dependable as ever without really being threatened. Composed on the ball.

  • James McCarthy
    0
    0
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    As ever, enjoyed the midfield battle and was the engine throughout. Doesn’t give his opponents a second on the ball.

  • Gareth Barry
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gareth Barry

    Nothing spectacular but kept play ticking over for the visitors. Unlucky with a volleyed effort.

  • Ross Barkley
    1
    0
    4.00

    Ross Barkley

    The match-winner scored a sublime free-kick late on to snatch it. Struck the bar with a fierce left footed effort earlier and was a constant menace to the Swansea defence.

  • Steven Pienaar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Played his team mates in for good opportunities as ever but was at fault for the equaliser.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    4.00

    Seamus Coleman Top of the Match

    Worked tirelessly up the right flank, bombing forward but without ever sacrificing the side's solidity. Netted a stunning long-range goal that capped a superb performance.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Mirallas

    A frustrating afternoon for the Belgian. Found himself in some dangerous positions but lacked the decision-making needed.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    0
    1
    2.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    Similar to Bony, lacked the required service and didn't link up particularly well with the midfield.

Substitutions

  • Leon Osman
    0
    0

    Leon Osman

    A late replacement for Mirallas.

  • Steven Naismith
    0
    1

    Steven Naismith

    Introduced late on for Pienaar.

Results
 
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Position
Ranking
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Striker
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30 0
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Striker
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15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
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15 0