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December 12, 2013 11:30 PM IST
AFG Arena — St. Gallen
Referee:‬ L. Liany‎
Attendance:‬ 15298‎
 
80′ Marco Mathys
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: St Gallen 1-0 Swansea

Goal was present to cast an eye over performances at a foggy AFG Arena, as St Gallen put below-par Swansea to the sword, forcing goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel to make some top saves

By Simon Harrison

  • Marcel Herzog
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marcel Herzog

    The St Gallen goalkeeper had nothing to do for large portions of the game, and will be very pleased with a Europa League clean sheet.

  • Stéphane Besle
    0
    0
    3.00

    Stéphane Besle

    The centre-half was strong in the air, and stood up to the physical test of Bony. Made a good first half interception to deny Routledge.

  • Mario Mutsch
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mario Mutsch

    Got forward well at times, delivering a few impresses balls from the right hand side. Struggled occasionally against Lamah and Routledge, but generally a solid performance.

  • Muhamed Demiri
    0
    0
    3.00

    Muhamed Demiri

    Made it difficult for Swansea to find the feet of Bony in the first half, and worked hard to ensure that the Premier League side found it hard to play through their lines.

  • Danilo Russo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Danilo Russo

    Was in the wars, after taking an accidental elbow to the face, but the towering defender made the odd important header to keep Swansea at bay.

  • Sébastien Wüthrich
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sébastien Wüthrich

    Provided an excellent assist for Mathys to finish, and was unfortunate to strike the post with a brilliant second half free-kick effort.

  • Marco Mathys
    0
    0
    3.50

    Marco Mathys

    Bundled home at the back post to give his side a memorable win against strong opposition, and did pop up in offensive areas for St Gallen.

  • Ermir Lenjani
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ermir Lenjani

    Hit the side netting with a good effort in the first half, and didn't struggle to deal with Pozuelo on the right hand side.

  • Dejan Janjatovic
    0
    0
    3.50

    Dejan Janjatovic

    Was constantly willing to have the ball, keeping play moving and picking out a few nice passes, showing why moved through Bayern's youth ranks. His shooting was terrible, however.

  • Roberto Rodriguez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Roberto Rodriguez

    Spurned two great chances for the hosts, being denied excellently twice by Tremmel, but perhaps should have squared the second opportunity to Keita.

  • Goran Karanovic
    0
    0
    2.00

    Goran Karanovic

    Was withdrawn very early in the game, after pulling his hamstring whilst driving through the centre of midfield.

Substitutions

  • Nushi Kristian
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nushi Kristian

    His energy levels helped to force the issue in the remaining minutes, but the 31-year-old didn't have too much telling impact.

  • Alhassane Keita
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alhassane Keita

    The Guinean striker found himself in plenty of good areas, but didn't have the touch nor composure to take advantage. Found offside regularly too.

  • Gerhard Tremmel
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gerhard Tremmel Top of the Match

    The Swansea goalkeeper had a fantastic game, making three top stops to prevent the scoreline from getting embarrassing. Conceded due to lax defending.

  • Jordi Amat
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jordi Amat

    Made a couple of useful interceptions, but was guilty of wasting possession on several occasions.

  • Neil Taylor
    0
    0
    2.50

    Neil Taylor

    Made some good back post defensive headers, and got forward whenever possible. Fortunate to see a Muthrich goal ruled out for St Gallen, after the Welshman chose not to challenge for a dangerous cross.

  • Chico
    0
    0
    2.50

    Chico

    Gave away possession uncharacteristically on several occasions, and was withdrawn midway through the second half, after seemingly turning his ankle.

  • Dwight Tiendalli
    0
    0
    2.00

    Dwight Tiendalli Flop of the Match

    The right-back got forward well in the first-half, but failed to produce any good deliveries, before being pegged back in the second 45 minutes.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Always keen to have possession and look for positive passes, but the Englishman failed to play the incisive balls that allow Bony to test the hosts' defence.

  • Wayne Routledge
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wayne Routledge

    Had a couple of half chances to convert, and was always willing to beat his man. A lively performance, just lacking a finishing touch.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    A quiet game from the Netherlands international, whose only standout impact was a lovely succession of drag-backs which Michael Laudrup would have been satisfied with.

  • Pozuelo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pozuelo

    Extremely quiet on the right hand side in the first 45 minutes, but enjoyed himself more when given a freer role. Showed a few touches of class in the late stages, in particular a lovely scooped ball to Pablo Hernandez.

  • Wilfried Bony
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wilfried Bony

    Anonymous in the first half, but battled strongly in the second. Threw his weight around and had the beating of Besle and Russo for pace and strength, he just didn't get brilliant service.

  • Roland Lamah
    0
    0
    2.50

    Roland Lamah

    The Belgian winger spurned two key opportunities in the opening half an hour, putting the ball narrowly wide of the post on both occasions.

Substitutions

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ashley Williams

    Thrown on to compensate for Chico's injury, and wasn't asked a great deal of questions.

  • Pablo Hernández
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pablo Hernández

    Looked bright after coming on, carving an opportunity for himself with a beautifully touch onto his stronger right foot.

  • José Cañas
    0
    0
    2.50

    José Cañas

    Solid performance from the defensive midfielder, breaking up play and adding some grit to a lacklustre Swansea middle third.

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