Player Ratings: Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City

Sports Mole sorts the heroes from the villains in Swansea City's 2-0 home win over Leicester City.

Two goals from Wilfried Bony helped Swansea City to a 2-0 win over Leicester City and their first Premier League victory since August.

The Ivorian striker netted his third goal in as many games on 34 minutes following unselfish play from Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Bony then added his team's second of the night just before the hour mark to effectively kill off any chance of a lifeless Leicester team mounting a comeback.

Below, Sports Mole takes a look at who excelled and who didn't in tonight's clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony of Swansea City celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on October 25, 2014© Getty Images



SWANSEA CITY

Goal

Lukasz Fabianski: Had very little to do for the guts of 90 minutes but pulled off excellent stoppage-time saves to deny Andy King and Esteban Cambiasso to earn his clean sheet. (7/10)

Defence

Angel Rangel: Kept Jamie Vardy quiet throughout and never ventured too far forward in fear of the pacey Leicester man. Intelligent performance from the Spaniard on his 300th Swans outing. (6/10)

Ashley Williams: Joined a not so exclusive club of defenders to have bossed Leonardo Ulloa. Solid performance from the skipper. (7/10)

Federico Fernandez: Like Williams, solid defensively but found himself largely untested due to David Nugent's anonymity. (6/10)

Neil Taylor: Did well to keep Riyad Mahrez quiet in the first half but did not get forward as much as he would have liked from left-back. (5/10)

Midfield

Sung-Yeung Ki: Broke up attacks well and showed why he is so highly thought of in Wales. Another good performance from the South Korean. (7/10)

Jonjo Shelvey: Fine passing dispaly in the first half and was unlucky not to get a goal in the second half after his 25-yard effort came off the bar. (6/10)

Jefferson Montero: Gave Richie de Laet one or two problems at right-back, but his end product let him down throughout the match. Still, encouraging first Premier League start for him and grabbed an assist. (6/10)

Wayne Routledge: Lively occasionally, but perhaps should have asked more questions of Paul Konchesky in the left-back position. He had the pace to give him all sorts of problems. (6/10)

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Set up his team's first goal, before playing a starring role in the second with a defence-splitting pass. Superb performance from the playmaker. (7/10)

Attack

Wilfried Bony: Will rightly earn the plaudits for his two goals, but his overall display was outstanding and he will hope that today proves a watershed moment in his season. (8/10)

Substitutes

Bafetimbi Gomis: Saw little of the ball after coming on late in a period when Leicester were on top. (5/10)

Nathan Dyer: Replaced Routledge and, like Gomis, did not see a great deal of possession by virtue of Leicester's dominance at the time. (5/10)



LEICESTER CITY

Goal

Kasper Schmeichel: Desperately fortunate not to be punished for a first-half howler by passing straight to Sigurdsson. Blameless for the goals. (5/10)

Defence

Richie de Laet: Inexplicably stopped to call offside instead of tracking Montero, who then set up Bony for the second. A moment of madness from the young Belgian. (4/10)

Wes Morgan: Commanding performance at the heart of Leicester's defence. Blameless for both goals, and spared Schmeichel's blushes in the first half. (6/10)

Liam Moore: Perhaps should have been tighter to Bony in the lead up to the first goal. (5/10)

Paul Konchesky: Did well to cage the lightning-quick Routledge on the right-hand side of midfield but did not dovetail particularly well with Vardy. (6/10)

Midfield

Dean Hammond: Perhaps lucky to stay on the field after aiming a wild elbow at Sigurdsson. Subbed for Cambiasso after the hour mark. (5/10)

Danny Drinkwater: Very fortunate that his second-half error was not punished after Bony fired wide of the post. Deservedly subbed. (5/10)

Jamie Vardy: Started on the left wing and never really got going. Hauled off on 67 minutes and probably should have happened sooner. Game to forget. (4/10)

Riyad Mahrez: Far and away Leicester's best player and was responsible for most of their shots, two of which were close. Perhaps the only attacking player who can hold his head high. (6/10)

Attack

David Nugent: Had to double check the teamsheet to ensure he was playing. You won't see a more anonymous performance from an attacking player this season. (3/10)

Leonardo Ulloa: The surprise element is well and truly gone. Yet again the Argentine was uninfluential and never looked like ending a four-game goalless run. Poor overall. (4/10)

Substitutes

Andy King: Forced Fabianski into a rare save with Leicester's only real chance to speak of up to that point. Good performance. (6/10)

Esteban Cambiasso: Missed two open goals in quick succession to reduce the arrears late on. He will want to forget his cameo. (3/10)

Matty James: Slotted into midfield and Leicester began seeing more of the ball upon his arrival. (6/10)


Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony celebrates with teammate Gylfi Sigurdsson after scoring the opening goal against Leicester City in the Premier League on October 25, 2014
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