How they rated
Had a pretty quiet afternoon for the most part but absolutely rock-solid in everything he did as he claimed his fifth clean sheet in five appearances since coming into the side.
MIKE VAN DER HOORN
Another fine afternoon’s work for the skipper. Dealt with the aerial threat of Hemed and then Smith, and it was hard to recall an occasion where he found himself in any real bother. See how the match unfolded in the video below.
Excelled once again. Calm and composed and produced one thrilling run up the touchline as he brought the ball out with authority and no little class.
Moved to left-back after playing so well in midfield and was tasked with tucking in to bolster options in the middle of the park. It was risky, but he relished it. Had a few slips in possession but a very solid outing.
Struggled a little during a scrappy opening but he got better as the game went on. Neat and tidy in possession, flashed one effort wide of goal too. Brushed aside a little easily at times but more valuable experience in the bank.
Wobbled a little early in the second half but was very good otherwise. A lot of onus on him as the sole deep-lying midfielder but he knitted play together well and got about defensively.
Took his goal well with a nice dummy as his consistent form continued. He and Naughton forged a good understanding and he should have had an assist when he teed up Baker-Richardson.
Has played left wing and centre-forward. Here he effectively played as a number 10 and still performed to a high level. His runs from deep were a nuisance for QPR and his hold-up play was excellent. Deserved a goal, but laid on Fulton’s strike anyway.
His influence was slightly reduced by being moved out to the left and you could see there were occasions he was desperate to drift into more central areas. Offered a threat until his withdrawal.
To have scored on his comeback from suspension must have been a tremendous relief and he took the goal really well. But he will know he could easily have ended the day with the match ball, hold-up play a little laboured.
Leroy Fer (On for Baker-Richardson, 71) 7 A welcome return from injury to shore up the midfield and his drive helped tilt the balance back in Swansea’s favour. Jay Fulton (On for Celina, 71) 7 Another to make a noticeable impact, played with real energy and grabbed a goal and an assist. Martin Olsson (On for Byers, 84) 6 Little chance to make an impact with late run-out.
Lumley, Rangel, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Cameron, Luongo, Eze (Smith 70), Freeman (Wszolek 87), Hemed, Wells (Hall 87)
Kevin Friend (Leics)