Swansea City Player Ratings vs Hull City: Dismal attacking display comes back to haunt Swans
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Swansea City's first home game in the Premier League ended in a disappointing 0-2 defeat to Hull City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

The home team had plenty of chances to score in the first half, the pick of which was Gylfi Sigurdsson's effort which clattered the bar with Hull's Eldin Jakupovic well beaten. Swansea continued to dominate possession, but as the half wore on, it was clear that they weren't going to break through Hull's defensive line.

The second half continued in the same way, with the Swans dominating possession but lacking that sharpness and purpose in attack. Managerless Hull made the break through on 77 minutes as substitute Shaun Maloney scored after a mistake from Swans centre-half Federico Fernandez.

Hull sealed the win when on 90 minutes the lively Abel Hernandez slotted past Lukasz Fabianski in the Swansea goal.

So, with that being said, who could hold their head high after a fairly poor start to the home campaign?

Naughton pick of Swansea defence

Lukas Fabianski - 7 - The Swansea keeper wasn't troubled by the Hull attack in the first half, but was unfortunate to be beaten twice in the second half.

Kyle Naughton - 8 - The pick of the Swansea defence and also looked dangerous in attack linking up well with Modou Barrow on the right side. Naughton was unlucky not to score as his long range effort was headed over the bar by Hull's Curtis Davies for a Swansea corner with the goalkeeper well beaten.

Jordi Amat - 7 - A Steady game from Amat. Looked solid alongside Fernandez and kept Hull's Hernandez in check for long periods of the match, until Hernandez scored in the final few minutes.

Federico Fernandez - 5 - Not his best game in a Swansea shirt, was beaten for pace on a couple of occasions by Hernandez. Had a good opportunity to score but blazed his effort over the bar.

Stephen Kingsley - 7 - A good game from the young Scottish international. Linked up well with Montero in attack in the second half and looked defensively solid throughout.

It was a game where Phelan's change paid dividends. | Image source: Premier League
It was a game where Phelan's change paid dividends. | Image source: Premier League

Midfield not creative enough

Leroy Fer - 7 - Followed on from his impressive performance at Burnley last Saturday with a steady game today. Fer linked up well with Jack Cork in the centre of the Swansea midfield and was substituted when Ki Sung Yeung replaced him on 68 min.

Jack Cork - 7 - Captained Swansea today for the first time in the Premier League and worked extremely hard alongside Leroy Fer in the Swansea engine room. Tired in the second half and was less effective.

Gylfi Sigurdsson - 6 - Hit the bar in the first half with the goalkeeper well beaten. Wasn't his best game in a Swansea shirt but nevertheless continued to be creative throughout. He had a chance from a free kick in the second half but his shot curled over the wall into the arms of Jakupovic.

Toothless Attack

Wayne Routledge - 5 - Poor game from the Swansea winger. Didn't seem to get into the game and drifted out of the game for long periods before being substituted on 55 mins, to be replaced by Montero.

Fernando Llorente - 6 - The Spanish striker showed some neat touches and was unlucky to score in the first half, directing his header from Naughton's cross wide of the Hull goal. Will be effective once he settles at the club.

Modou Barrow - 6 - Wasn't as effective as in last week's win at Burnley. Found it difficult to break through the Hull defence and was substituted late on to by replaced by Dyer.

The substitutes

Jefferson Montero - 6 - Was lively when he first came on and beat the Hull defence on several occasions. But time after time his crosses failed to find the Swansea strikers.

Ki Sung Yeung - 7 - Was brought on by Guidolin to up the pace of the Swansea attack. Did well for the short period he was on the field.

Nathan Dyer - 6 - Only on for a short period of time and linked up well with Kyle Naughton.