'Passive' 'Ineffectual': Player ratings from Sheffield Wednesday's defeat to Swansea

Another one bites the dust.

By Alex Miller
Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 8:36 pm
Sheffield Wednesday looked decent between the boxes, but lacked edge in their defeat to Swansea City.
Sheffield Wednesday looked decent between the boxes, but lacked edge in their defeat to Swansea City.

And Sheffield Wednesday took another big leap towards League One as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Swansea on Tuesday evening.

Here are our player ratings on a night they looked decent between the boxes, but offered nothing in the way of killer instinct elsewhere.

Keiren Westwood – 6

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Made a couple of good saves, particularly Ayew’s second half effort, and was not at fault for either goal.

Liam Palmer – 7

A constant threat on the right, confident on the ball and equally impressive in defence. Put in some excellent crosses.

Tom Lees – 4

Looked as shaky as he had done in a long time and made the mistake that cost Wednesday so dearly, pushed off the ball with ease. It was the moment that changed the game and was a blot on an otherwise steady season.

Sam Hutchinson – 6

Was solid in possession and brought the ball out of defence regularly and confidently. One or two moments of positional wandering went unpunished. Solid enough.

Julian Borner – 6

Was, bizarrely, one of Wednesday’s better players going forward in the first half, breaking into the box twice. Defended well enough, but seemed to lose confidence both on the ball and in defence as the game went on.

Joey Pelupessy – 5

Broke play up in parts but was ultimately passive, especially as Swansea did their thing as the game went on.

Barry Bannan – 6

Popped his head up at times, pushed Wednesday on and forced the tempo as much as he could, but failed to have the sort of impact that has impressed so much in recent weeks.

Liam Shaw – 6

Came closest to scoring, his curling effort forcing a Premier League-class save from Newcastle-owned on-loan Swansea stopper Freddie Woodman, but ebbed and flowed and was hooked with half an hour to go.

Adam Reach – 6

Started very well, linking play on the left and going about his business with endeavour, but faded as the game went on. Was frustrated as Swansea grew further into ascendancy.

Josh Windass – 6

Tried hard, was involved whenever Wednesday looked dangerous, but was unable to put a stamp on the game as he has done so often recently.

Jordan Rhodes – 5

Ineffectual on the night and guilty of missing two of Wednesday’s better chances. A shame after some bright performances.


Izzy Brown – 5

His first match for a long, long time and it showed after he came on for Shaw after with half an hour or so to go.

Callum Paterson – 5

Chased shadows and was unable to bring about the impact Moore would have wanted after switching in for Rhodes.

Andre Green – N/A

On late for Borner as Wednesday chased goals.