The Swansea City player ratings as forgotten duo give Graham Potter food for

Swansea City got back to winning ways as they held off resurgent Brentford to snap a three-match losing streak with a 3-2 triumph at Griffin Park.

The visitors had raced into a 3-0 lead inside 30 minutes, but ended up clinging on for victory as the Bees fought back to nearly pull off a remarkable comeback.

Here, we rate the players

Erwin Mulder 6

Made couple of very important stops in either half, but still looked a little uncertain dealing with high balls and distribution with his feet was erratic at times.

Kyle Naughton 6

A solid enough display on his return to the side, was worked hard by Benrahma and had his hands full in what was a good contest. Calm on the ball.

Mike van der Hoorn 7

Made one fantastic covering tackle to prevent Maupay going in on goal and stood tall during the final stages as the Bees laid siege to the Swansea goal. A strong performance.

Joe Rodon 7

Calm and composed amidst the chaos, hard to recall him putting a foot wrong as this ever-so-impressive campaign continues for the Llangyfelach man.

Martin Olsson 5

Martin Olsson of Swansea City is treated before being stretchered from the field
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Swansea will hope his injury is not as serious as it looked. Had started well enough before cruelly forced off.

Leroy Fer 6

Started well but had a real wobble in the period before half-time where he very nearly gifted Maupay a goal with a stray pass. Showed some strong driving runs with the ball but caught the wrong side of his man a few times defensively.

Leroy Fer of Swansea City celebrates scoring goal with Oliver McBurnie (left)
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Matt Grimes 7

At the heart of everything that was good about Swansea’s play, it was noticeable how as he became more peripheral in the game so Swansea’s effectiveness going forward decreased.

Nathan Dyer 7

Recalled after nearly three months without a game and came back strongly after a rough start where he gave the ball away regularly. Got stronger through the first half. A good effort and his cross led to the second Swansea goal.

Wayne Routledge 8 Star man

Swansea City players celebrate Wayne Routledge’s goal
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Excellent, hard to recall him really putting a foot wrong. Intelligent in his use of the ball, was in the right place for the opening goal and had a big hand in the third. Will have given Potter some serious food for thought.

Barrie McKay 7

Kicked it all off by winning the ball and laying on the opener and produced moments of real quality in the number 10 role. Faded as the game went on and Swansea went in to survival mode but more than decent. Should have made more of second-half chance though.

Oli McBurnie 6

No goals but a typical workaholic display from the striker. Linked well with others and ran himself into the ground.

Subs

Connor Roberts (On for Olsson, 14) 6

Summoned early on and did a fine job on the left-hand side, got forward well when given the chance too.

Jay Fulton (On for Dyer, 66) 6

A couple of decent forward forays but his job became increasingly about defensive effort.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (On for Routledge, 78) 5

Booked soon after he came on, a couple of uncertain moments but helped Swansea see the game out.