Swansea vs Bristol City - 16th December 2015
ter Stegen 7.4 rating
Alvarez Balanta 66 mins
Andrew Booy made only one change to the side that rescued a point against Blackburn as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg started instead of Rodrigo Gomez in central midfield. Under pressure Swansea manager Steve Clarke had lots of injuries to contend with, an especially noticeable absentee was the top scorer last year in the Premier League and Liverpool target Wilfried Bony. The two teams lined up as follows:
Swansea were without a win in the league for 7 games so Andrew Booy and his Bristol City team fancied their chances in this rescheduled midweek fixture. Perhaps it was this complacency which meant that Booy's team lost their first game in 14. They were the worst team to be fair and apart from the Yeovil defeat in the Capital One Cup it was Bristol City's worst performance of the season. Swansea striker Antonio Di Natale scored from a Michu through ball midway through the first half and then after last games MOTM Eder Alvarez Balanta was sent off on 66 minutes City never looked like getting a point from this one. In fact German keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen kept the Swans from scoring more and picked up the MOTM award for a string of world class saves.