How they rated

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

ER­WIN MUL­DER

Back in the side and showed his worth with two eye-catch­ing saves from Ameobi and mar­shalled his area with real author­ity. An im­pres­sive re­turn that will do his long-term first-choice prospects the power of good.

CON­NOR ROBERTS

Moved back to right-back as Naughton’s an­kle was not risked and was rock-solid de­fen­sively. Not able to get for­ward as much as he would have liked but knuck­led down and did his job.

MIKE VAN DER HOORN

Came into his own dur­ing the clos­ing stages as Bolton pep­pered the Swansea box with crosses and di­ag­o­nal balls. So of­ten in the right place at the right time.

JOE RODON

Got away with a rare slip in the first half but showed tremen­dous pace to cover Don­ald­son as he bared down on goal in the sec­ond half as he showed up strongly again.

MATT GRIMES

Bolton tried to over­lap and ex­pose him against Ameobi and, while chal­lenged by the lanky winger, he held his own pretty well and was in­tel­li­gent in judg­ing when to en­gage and when to drop off. Moved to mid­field when Ols­son came on and made cru­cial late chal­lenge as Bolton pushed.

LEROY FER

A mixed bag. Started strongly with some driv­ing runs from deep and strong work in the mid­dle, but his in­flu­ence waned af­ter the break and had his hands full, his frus­tra­tion show­ing with a late tackle for which he was booked.

BAR­RIE MCKAY

His goal was the dif­fer­ence be­tween the two sides and the one mo­ment of true qual­ity in the match. Made sev­eral other eye-catch­ing con­tri­bu­tions be­fore his with­drawal. An im­proved show­ing from the Scot.

BER­SANT CELINA

Some mo­ments of high-class play but also a few slip­shod pas­sages of play. Will be dis­ap­pointed he did not con­vert from a James cross and he over­hit a few passes when chances were on for the visi­tors.

DANIEL JAMES

Shows what out­stand­ing form he has been in that this felt like a quiet out­ing. Fi­nal ball was not as good as it needed to be on oc­ca­sions, but still a real and ever-present threat.

OLI MCBURNIE

Will be frus­trated that Celina and James did not find him when a pin-point cross could have seen him add to his tally. Starved of ser­vice, but got through his usual moun­tain of work.

SUB­STI­TUTES

Martin Ols­son (for McKay, 62), Wil­fried Bony (for Celina, 80). Not used: Nord­feldt, Car­roll, Carter-Vick­ers, Naughton.

Booked: Ols­son, Fer, Mul­der.

BOLTON

Al­nwick, Olkowski, Hobbs, Beev­ers, Tay­lor, Wil­liams, Lowe, Ameobi, Oz­tumer, Buck­ley (Noone 67), Don­ald­son (Ma­gen­nis 68). Subs not used: Vela, Matthews, Grounds, Wheater.

Booked: Buck­ley, Beev­ers, Joe Wil­liams.

REF­EREE

Gra­ham Scott (Ox­ford­shire)

AT­TEN­DANCE

14,000

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