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3 fouls suffered: The Swansea player who was out to impress during Cardiff clash



Swansea City striker Rhian Brewster played the full 90 minutes on his debut for the club during the goalless draw with bitter rivals Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon.

Brewster had completed his move to the Swans earlier that week after reportedly turning down interest from the likes of Leeds and Bristol City, and head coach Steve Cooper decided to name the forward in the starting line-up at the first opportunity.

The 19-year-old had his work cut out against a physical Cardiff backline in the Welsh capital, but he showed some promising glimpses against the likes of Sean Morrison and Curtis Nelson as he was deployed for the whole game by Cooper.

Here, we take a closer look at how Brewster fared on his Swansea debut…

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There was uncertainty regarding whether Cooper would throw Brewster straight into the starting line-up against the Bluebirds, but the Swans boss decided to give 90 minutes to the Liverpool loanee as he becomes accustomed to the Championship.

It was always going to be tough for Brewster to assert himself against a physical Cardiff side, but he showed some nice touches in attack for the Swans, while he also got into a number of good positions as he registered three shots over the course of the match.

The nature of Swansea’s game plan against the Bluebirds meant Brewster was often required to produce link-up play with his back to goal, and this saw his passing accuracy suffer as he only recorded a 55% pass completion rate on his Swans debut.

The teenager also struggled to win his aerial duels against a much taller Cardiff backline, and this saw him only come out on top in 33% of his battles in the air, but he will certainly be aiming to improve this number in his future matches for the club.

It was notable how Brewster was keen to get stuck in on his first appearances for his new Championship side, and this saw him receive the first booking of the match inside the first 10 minutes as he went sliding in late on midfielder Lee Tomlin.

However, Brewster also proved his ability to draw fouls from the opposition when in attack for his side, with this seeing him win three free-kicks in dangerous areas for the Swans as he went down under challenges from the Cardiff defence.

Overall, the Liverpool loanee struggled to showcase the true extent of his abilities in a difficult derby environment, but he did show some nice touches which he will be looking to build on against Wigan next weekend.

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