How they rated

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

ERWIN MUL­DER

An­other clean sheet for the big Dutch­man and he made his saves with a min­i­mum of fuss and showed his au­thor­ity in the air too. Played his side into trou­ble a few times but good oth­er­wise.

CON­NOR ROBERTS

The model of con­sis­tency so far this sea­son. Nearly set up a goal for McBurnie with a su­perb cross, and got up and down the flank with his usual drive and en­ergy.

JOE RODON

Back in the side and picked up right where he had left off. Calm, as­sured and in con­trol. One can only imag­ine his list of ad­mir­ers is grow­ing with every pass­ing week.

MARTIN OLS­SON

Should have done bet­ter from his headed chance and of­ten found him­self caught up field with oth­ers hav­ing to take on his de­fen­sive du­ties. Got in some good po­si­tions down the left but lacked qual­ity.

KYLE NAUGHTON

Re­tained his place in mid­field de­spite the re­turns of Ful­ton and Car­roll and had an­other solid day in the mid­dle of the park, and grew in con­fi­dence with the ball at his feet as the game went on.

MATT GRIMES

Not as safe in pos­ses­sion as he had been at Stoke, but he con­tin­ues to im­press now his chance has come in mid­field. Al­ways wanted the ball and ready to muck in de­fen­sively.

WAYNE ROUT­LEDGE

Found it tough up against a ro­bust Boro rear­guard, but had spells where he linked up well with oth­ers and caused Ge­orge Friend a few prob­lems at close quar­ters be­fore be­ing with­drawn.

GE­ORGE BY­ERS

Showed some nice touches in the first half, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing a bright open­ing spell from the vis­i­tors and did his bit de­fen­sively. Can feel a lit­tle un­for­tu­nate to have been with­drawn at the break.

BAR­RIE MCKAY

An­other game which seemed to pass the Scot­land in­ter­na­tional by. A cou­ple of de­cent touches, but on the pe­riph­ery of things for most of the af­ter­noon.

OLI MCBURNIE

Saw his early header blocked and didn’t have much of a sniff at goal other than that, but gave Swansea a valu­able out­let and got through a ton of work as usual.

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