Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
April 20, 2013 3:00 PM BST
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ M. Halsey‎
Attendance:‬ 20561‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Chances were hard to come by at the Liberty Stadium as both sides failed to produce their usual high-standards of attacking play in a drab goalless draw in south Wales

By John Stammers

  • Michel Vorm
    7
    6
    3.50

    Michel Vorm

    Saved well from a tricky Cork effort, and then got low to deny Rodriguez. Also superbly tipped a Lambert free kick away from the top corner in a very good game.

  • Ashley Williams
    1
    2
    3.00

    Ashley Williams

    Had very little to do in the first half but dealt well with Lambert's muscle. Showed his pace too when Rodriguez was pushed up front.

  • Ángel Rangel
    1
    2
    3.00

    Ángel Rangel

    Got forward to good effect early on as he linked up with Dyer, going close with an effort of his own.

  • Ben Davies
    1
    2
    2.50

    Ben Davies

    Made some good runs down the left but didn't get the ball as much as he would have liked.

  • Chico
    1
    2
    3.00

    Chico

    Almost punished by Lambert for giving away a free kick in a dangerous position, but Vorm came to his rescue. Was otherwise very solid at the back.

  • Leon Britton
    1
    3
    2.50

    Leon Britton

    Kept Swans ticking in midfield, and kept the ball so well. Might have offered more protection for his defence at times.

  • Pablo Hernández
    0
    3
    2.50

    Pablo Hernández

    Looked tricky on the ball and had an eye for a pass. He also worked back when his side were put under more pressure. Withdrawn at the hour mark as he influence faded.

  • Nathan Dyer
    4
    2
    3.00

    Nathan Dyer

    Stretched his former side with his pace on the right wing and tirelessly pressed high up the pitch. His final ball wasn't always the best, though. Had an effort blocked off the line, but could have done better.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    4
    2
    3.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Linked up defence and attack fairly well. Had a decent effort blocked early in the game. Caused Saints defence troubles with a neat chipped ball in the build-up to a Dyer chance. Denied by Boruc's foot after making a good run late on.

  • Michu
    5
    5
    2.50

    Michu

    Usually involved in some way in the Swans' attacking play but wasn't as influential as he can be before the break. Shifted up front for the second half and went close with a header straight away.

  • Luke Moore
    1
    3
    2.00

    Luke Moore Flop of the Match

    Made some intelligent runs but didn't really cause Saints any problems. Was replaced by Routledge at half time.

Substitutions

  • Wayne Routledge
    1
    4
    2.50

    Wayne Routledge

    Came on for the second half and provided a good cross for Michu with his first involvement.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    5
    9
    2.50

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Replaced Hernandez with half an hour to play.

  • Artur Boruc
    13
    1
    3.00

    Artur Boruc

    Looked confident under the high ball and claiming crosses. Had little else to do but saved very well to deny De Guzman with his boot.

  • Nathaniel Clyne
    5
    0
    2.50

    Nathaniel Clyne

    Rushed a clearance that led to an early Swans chance. Got forward well, as usual, but was again let off after allowing Hernandez in.

  • Maya Yoshida
    19
    1
    3.00

    Maya Yoshida

    Largely did what he needed to well, but made a few sloppy passes. Positioned himself well to block Dyer's effort off the line and made a number of clearing headers late in the game.

  • Jos Hooiveld
    7
    1
    3.50

    Jos Hooiveld Top of the Match

    Made an important early block and did well to nullify most of the Swans attacking threat during their dominance. Made numerous important interceptions as the hosts pushed on late on.

  • Daniel Fox
    2
    2
    2.50

    Daniel Fox

    Struggled against Dyer and looked sloppy on the ball early on. Made amends with an important block and was fairly solid thereafter.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    8
    0
    3.00

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Tackled well as normal as he helped out his defence when the Swans were on the front foot.

  • Steven Davis
    2
    1
    2.50

    Steven Davis

    Kept the ball well at times but lacked the creativity needed to unlock the Swans stubborn defence.

  • Jack Cork
    7
    0
    3.50

    Jack Cork

    Tested Vorm with a decent early effort and provided good protection to his back four as Swans struggled to create anything. Battled hard all afternoon.

  • Adam Lallana
    4
    0
    2.50

    Adam Lallana

    Was a threat when he was able to run with the ball and won some free kicks in dangerous areas. Had a goal disallowed for a foul on Vorm. Sloppily gave away the ball to give Dyer a good chance, and was replaced soon after.

  • Rickie Lambert
    3
    1
    2.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Had little to feed off in the first half. Sent a promisingly-placed free kick straight into the wall but was then denied by a brilliant Vorm save with another one soon after. Replaced by Ramirez in the second half.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    2
    2
    2.50

    Jay Rodriguez

    His confidence showed as he wasn't afraid to shoot and ran at defenders when he could. Failed to make much of an impact when moved up front later on and was replaced late on.

Substitutions

  • G. Ramírez
    3
    1
    2.50

    G. Ramírez

    Came on in the second half but wasted the ball with his first bit of play.

  • Jason Puncheon
    2
    3
    2.50

    Jason Puncheon

    Brought on with around 15 minutes remaining.

  • Emmanuel Mayuka
    9
    1

    Emmanuel Mayuka

    Late substitute and almost grabbed the win late on.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0