Brilliant Ayew, Fantastic Ki – The best and the worst rated Swansea players vs West Ham

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Swansea City 4-1 West Ham United: Top-class Swans Smash The Hammers Hard

Swansea City completed their most dominant display of the season by hammering West Ham United and skipping right out of the bottom zone. They won the game 4-1, with goals coming from Sung-Yeung Ki, Van Der Hoorn, Andy King and Jordan Ayew. Michail Antonio netted a consolatory goal for the Irons but the job was far from done.

The Swans picked their passes accurately early on and as a result, led via Ki, who now has been involved directly in four goals in his last four appearances. The away side defended horribly and they leaked two goals from set pieces. Brothers Jordan and Andre worked wonders for the Swans as the former dispatched the spot kick won by his brother.

Andre Ayew too, tested Adrian twice, with the gloveman experiencing one of his busier yet embarrassing outings of the season. The Wales-based club have now picked up 4 wins from their last 6. Their glitter-like form sees them leapfrog the Hammers and sit at 13th place for the time being.

Swansea Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski: 7/10

He outjumped players in the air, looked confident and made one superb save off Arnautovic. Otherwise, a rather quiet afternoon for the shot-stopper.

Kyle Naughton: 7.5/10

Made a few exciting runs down the right flank, put them into the six-yard box delightfully and defended calmly. A polished performance.

Mike Van Der Hoorn: 8.5/10

Now that’s how one responds! Last week, he won no tackles and conceded a cheap penalty. He timed his goal almost perfectly, was not moved by the threat or attack and summed up his performance by intercepting the ball well.

Federico Fernandez: 6/10

Probably the only blip of the match was when he allowed Antonio to exploit the space. Otherwise, Fernandez was solid and authoritative.

Alfie Mawson: 8/10

Defended bravely, won headers and one on one battles. He didn’t allow any percolation past his side and was strong throughout. Mawson is a real symbol of consistency in this team.

Martin Olsson: 8/10

Another one who gave little space behind him. Olsson had his lines covered and was always willing to support Mawson. Going forward, he did alright.

Sung-Yeung Ki: 9.5/10

Offered high quality work rate, worked his socks off, broke the play high up the pitch and summed up his outing with a fantastic finish and an assist.

Andy King: 8.5/10

Sprayed passes all around the pitch and his low centre of gravity helped him skip past players with ease. His finish was composed and well collected.

Sam Clucas: 7/10

Gelled the play, brought the players together and created a couple of good chances. When compared to his partners though, Clucas wasn’t at his spectacular best.

Andre Ayew: 9/10

Missed out on a goal but clearly reminded his old club of what they lost when they let him go. He played a major hand in three of the four goals. Most prominently, Andre Ayew expressed himself and was daring with the ball.

Jordan Ayew: 8.5/10

He was menacing, especially with that sort of hard work, determination and direct nature. Ayew added a different outlook to the attack along with his sibling.

Substitutes

Nathan Dyer: N/A

Came on as a straight substitution for a midfielder but didn’t quite affect the game. It was all done and dusted by then.

Tom Carroll: N/A

Came on too late to be judged or rated.

Tammy Abraham: N/A

Spent hardly five minutes on the pitch.

 

 

Akarshak (Ishu) Roy

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