Overall, the performance was pretty good but a slow start, a defensive omnishambles towards the end along with a good display from Boruc meant that this time we enter the international break on the back of a defeat.
In terms of shots, Swansea had 17 compared to Southampton's 12, 6 of the 17 were headers (Southampton had 1) which was a rarity from Swansea but with Bony's presence is a useful extra weapon.
|Shots by Minute, Southampton with only 3 attempts (but 1 goal) in the 2nd half|
With regards to passing, Southampton's certainly looked more fragile in the 2nd half as they struggled to put much together with Swansea dominating possession:
|Pass Stats by Half showing a big swing in volume and also a large drop off in completion rate for Southampton|
One of the plus points from the match was Dyer's performance, last season it was a rarity for Dyer to play the full 90 minutes but he's done so for 3 of the 5 league games he's started this season. With Pablo hopefully back to fitness after the break it'll be interesting to see whether Routledge is the one of the 3 who misses out on a starting spot.
The next 5 games see home matches against Sunderland/West Ham/Stoke along with visits to Cardiff and Fulham, while the 'no easy games' mantra should of course be trotted out and the Cardiff game will be 'interesting' to say the least, the other 4 are ones that offer real opportunity for points.
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