Ali Al Habsi
Had to be alert for long periods of the game as Swansea looked to find an opening to shoot at goal but in truth he wasn’t tested in the first half until the closing minutes. He made a good save from Nathan Dyer but could do nothing about Sigurdsson’s opener which was perfectly placed in the top corner.
Was run ragged by Dyer throughout the match and will be having nightmares about the winger’s No. 12 shirt for a long time to come. Was replaced by Rodallega in the 68th minute.
Struggled against the pace and skill of Sinclair down his wing and was not able to stop the winger creating some dangerous positions for the visitors. He did try to support attacks when he could and nearly gave his side the lead in the 38th minute but he headed Figeuroa’s shot straight at Vorm.
The Paraguayan centre half had a good game, he read the play well and made some crucial interceptions but he struggled against the pace and movement of the Swansea attack at times. In the air he was strong and was rarely beaten by Graham.
The Wigan skipper marshalled his defence well and he handled Graham comfortably but the movement in and around their box caused him no end of problems and the Wigan goal lived a charmed life at times.
The Spaniard tried to influence the game when he got on the ball with some neat passing and some incisive through balls but his time in possession was all too limited as the energetic Swansea midfield gave him little time to settle on the ball.
Like McCarthy the Scot covered the majority of the DW pitch chasing the ball but failed to really make an impact on the game as he spent most of his time chasing the Swansea midfield.
The Irishman had a lot of running to do as Swansea’s midfield passed the ball around with ease. He was replaced at half time by Diame after being winded in the closing minutes of the first half.
Looked dangerous when getting forward and caused Rangel some problems down the left but he spent a lot of his afternoon going towards his own goal as he looked to support Figueroa against the lively Dyer.
Full of energy and keen to impress on a rare start but he struggled as the Latics rarely had possession and when balls were played up to him he had very little support to help. He was replaced by Moses at half time.
F. Di Santo
When your team haven’t got the ball a lot you need players who will chase everything to try and get the ball back, unfortunately for Wigan Di Santo is not one of those players. All too often he didn’t look interested and allowed the Swansea defence to easily bring the ball out of defence. He improved slightly in the second half but never threatened Vorm's goal.
The keeper returned to the Swansea line-up following injury and despite a few early crosses he had very little to do in the opening half as a lacklustre Wigan forward line failed to create any clear chances.
He was in complete control against Sammon and Di Santo and hardly gave either striker a kick. He worked very well with Caulker and began most of Swansea’s good periods of possession.
Marking Di Santo in the first half was the easiest thing he’ll have had to do this season but he was busier in the second half when Moses was introduced. He struggled against his pace but showed good anticipation to stay close to the winger.
Had no problems against Di Santo and although the pace of Sammon concerned him a little he never gave the Scot a kick or even a sight of goal.
Like all of the Swansea players he was cool and calm in possession and was never panicked by the close attentions of the Wigan forwards. He linked very well with Dyer down the right and got the winger into some good positions that could have further extended their margin of victory.
Playing as the most forward of Swansea’s front three he threatened the Wigan goal on numerous occasions and scored two fantastic goals from distance. His first was in first-half stoppage time and was perfectly placed in the top corner and his second an excellent free kick from 20 yards.
Alongside Allen and Sigurdsson he controlled the game with neat passing and plenty of movement. He began everything good that Swansea did without every threatening the Wigan goal himself, he allowed others to create the chances for his side.
He was full of energy in midfield as he hassled and hurried the Wigan midfield into mistakes, he was then able to get on the ball himself and create good openings for his forwards. He had a chance to score early in the second half but saw his shot well saved by Al Habsi.
The winger threatened the Wigan defence throughout the match as he regularly danced past Figueroa but his final ball lacked a bit of quality. His game was ended on the hour when he was sent off for a high tackle on Jordi Gomez.
Caused Boyce plenty of problems down the left and created some good chances for Graham and Dyer. He nearly opened the scoring in the first half but saw his shot cleared off the line by McCarthy after neat build up with Dyer.
Led the line well and his movement gave Alcaraz and Caldwell plenty to think about, but the Wigan defenders handled him well. His link up play with Dyer and Sinclair was nice and on another day he would have got his name on the scoresheet.
- 1 C. Kirkland
- 23 R. Stam
- 7 Crusat
Was introduced at half time and gave Wigan a better presence going forward but some of his efforts at goal were just too high of Vorm’s goal.
- 8 B. Watson
Was introduced at half time and gave Wigan much more impetus in attack, he ran at Taylor every time he got the ball and had he had some support he may have been able to create more.
Replaced Figueroa in the 68th minute but didn't make the kind of impact his manager and the fans had hoped for.