Had an excellent game denying Gyan on two occasions in the first half. Handling was exceptional from free-kicks and corners and looked to start moves from the back.
Had a brief scare when his back-pass to Vorm was intercepted by Gyan but his keeper came to his rescue. Handled the threat of Sessegnon quite well. Was dominant in the air.
Gave as good as he got in a good tussle with Gyan. Was caused problems by the Ghanaian but won his fair share of tackles and headers.
Had a good game. Managed to keep Larsson in check down the Sunderland right. Also tried to get forward and help Sinclair attack O’Shea.
Looked to raid down the right and support Dyer as much as possible. Defended well against Colback and gave him little to work with.
Was ineffective in the first half and he was well marshalled by Bardsley who gave him nothing. Got into the game more as the match wore on.
Was involved in a good midfield tussle with Cattermole as both put in heavy challenges on one another. Distribution was good and tried to bring the Swans more creative players into the game as much as possible.
Good run through the Sunderland midfield almost yielded a goal for his side. Passed the ball well particularly in the first half. Faded slightly as the game wore on but had a good afternoon on the whole.
Tried to get involved in the game but was nullified by the Black Cats midfield who cut of his supply lines.
Unlucky not to give his side the lead after 25-yard shot hit the crossbar in the first half. Was lively and was always a threat to the Sunderland defence.
Gave the Sunderland defence problems but should have give the Swans the lead in the first half with a couple of great chances. Had more opportunities in the second half but couldn’t find a way through Mignolet.
Good save to deny Graham in the second half. Didn’t have a great deal to do but was good when called upon. Handling and kicking were good.
Did his job well in the centre of defence. Was troubled at times by Graham and Routledge dropping off but had a decent game overall.
Handled the threat of Dyer well in the first half giving him nothing. Tried to support Colback on the left whenever he could. Had a tough challenge in the second half as Dyer improved but maintained his level of performance.
Defended quite well against Sinclair despite mis-match in pace. Was unlucky to see early headed effort hit the bar. Used the ball well going forward and helped Larsson whenever he could.
Great block to deny Graham a chance on goal. Was lucky that Graham missed free header after his failed clearance from a corner was put back into the box. But was solid for large periods of the game.
Had an inconsistent game. He showed his ability with some good passing but didn’t have a lasting impact on the game. Had one or two half chances but that was as good as it got.
Linked up well with Gyan and looked to draw defenders up to put him behind. Was always a threat to the Swans' defence with his movement and trickery.
Didn’t see much of the ball but protected the back four quite well and ensured Routledge didn’t have a lasting impact on the game.
Set pieces challenged the Swans' defence. Didn’t see much of the ball but when he did his final product was poor, his crossing from the right barely beat the first man. Will be disappointed with his display.
Showed glimpses of his ability with good passing and movement. Didn’t provide the outside threat Steve Bruce would have liked from the left but had a decent game all the same. Helped out defensively.
Had good movement and gave the Swansea defence all sorts of problems. Was well denied by Vorm on two occasions in the first half. Poor control led to chances being spurned early in the second half. Will be disappointed by his finishing today.
- 21 Moreira
- 5 A. Tate
On late as a sub but couldn't inspire team to find a way through the Black Cats defence.
- 27 M. Gower
Tried to help team get first goal in the Premier League but couldn't break the deadlock.
Came on for Dyer late and was unable to make an impact in the game.
- 20 K. Westwood
Came on late in the second half as the visitors looked for a goal but couldn't help team to victory
- 19 T. Bramble
Ahmed El Mohamady
On for Larsson and used his pace to get down the right wing to put crosses into the area but none of these yielded any results.
- 15 D. Vaughan
- 17 Dong-Won Ji
Had a couple of chances after replacing Cattermole but was denied by an inspired Vorm in the Swansea goal