Swansea 1 Hull City 1: Player ratings as Swans hold Tigers

Swansea 1 Hull City 1: Player ratings as Chico Flores rescues a point for the Swans against Steve Bruce's side

Paddy Dinham
By Paddy Dinham
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Hull City
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Swansea City

Gerhard Tremmel Was tested very little and had next to no time to react to Flores goal. 6/10

Dwight Tiendalli Hugged the touchline as he proved to be a dangerous and regular outlet for delivering balls into the box. 7

Chico Flores Was punished by Graham’s clinical finishing when the striker had pulled away from him with ease. Made amends with a somewhat fortuitous first Premier League goal. Put himself out of Swansea’s game against Norwich with a rash tackle on Meyler. 7

Ashley Williams Terrible pass presented the ball straight to Elmohamady who was able to tee up Graham for the opening goal. Aside from that had a reasonably solid game. Booked for tustling with Sagbo. 6

Ben Davies Joined in the attacks well but was often nowhere to be seen as Hull took advantage of the space in Swansea’s left-back position. 6

Jose Canas Did his job of working hard to press the ball and stopping Hull from keeping possession once they had taken the lead. 6

Jonathan de Guzman His passing was usually accurate but lacked any sort of urgency. Set-piece delivery was mixed to say the least. 5

Nathan Dyer Looked the most threatening Swansea player. He was sharp and willing to take players on whenever he received the ball. 7

Jonjo Shelvey Originally designated to play in the hole behind the striker, he often dropped too deep, leaving his side with few forward options. He looked far better when Pozuelo filled this role and he was able to dictate the play from further back. 6

Pablo Hernandez Put in a feeble excuse for a sliding tackle on Elmohamady in the build-up to the goal. Failed to provide the necessary width for his team. Substituted. 5

Michu A quiet return to the side for the Spaniard following a five-week spell on the sidelines. In fairness, he was lacking service just as much as he was fitness. 5

Substitutes

Alejandro Pozuelo Changed the game after being introduced, providing an option behind Michu far more effectively than Shelvey had. 7

Wayne Routledge Had very little impact on the game when introduced. 5

Hull City

Allan McGregor Decent save with his foot to deny Michu but otherwise untroubled. 6

James Chester Was equal to every first-half cross that came in as he successfully stopped Michu from exerting his aerial presence. Was caught out by a fine Shelvey delivery as Flores managed to evade him. 7

Alex Bruce (Man of the match) Put in some great tackles, the most notable of which was one to dispossess Michu before the striker could get his shot away. 8

Curtis Davies Did a fantastic job of organising his defence to ensure that they were not carved open by Swansea’s patient passing. 8

Ahmed Elmohamady Superb run and cross to set up the Graham to give Hull the lead in a tireless performance from the wing-back. 7

Maynor Figueroa Hull’s left was the only area of the pitch where they looked somewhat vulnerable and he often looked as though he could have benefited from an extra wide man to prevent Dyer and Tiendalli doubling up on him. 6

David Meyler Industrious performance from the midfielder as he worked tirelessly to chase players down the Swansea players controlling possession. 7

Tom Huddlestone Wasted a good chance when he poked a half-volley hopelessly over but was the heartbeat of a lot of Hull’s play without producing anything spectacular. 6

Jake Livermore Quiet game from the Tottenham loanee. Often tried to play long balls when a simple pass may have been better advised. Booked. 5

Yannick Sagbo Nothing really came off for the forward as he tried to exhibit the moments of flair that he has produced on several occasions this season. One exceptional moment was an effort from long range. Booked for his handbags with Williams. 5

Danny Graham Tidy finish from an acute angle to register his first goal in 29 games. Substituted after contributing little else. 6

Substitutes

Robert Koren Looked highly composed and useful when in possession. 7

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