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3 key passes: The one Swansea player to emerge with credit from Brentford defeat



Swansea City failed to win at home for the fourth consecutive match when they slipped to a 3-0 defeat against Brentford on Tuesday night.

Said Benrahma and Bryan Mbeumo were both on target for the Bees either side of a Jake Bidwell own goal to seal a resounding victory for the West London outfit, while condemning the Swans to their third defeat of the campaign.

Steve Cooper’s side have now dropped outside of the play-off spots and are currently sitting seventh in the Championship standings, with their impressive early-season winning run now a distant memory for the Welsh side.

The Swans were looking to bounce back from an underwhelming performance on the road against Barnsley last time out, with Cooper making five changes to his Swansea side ahead of the Brentford clash.

One of those entering the starting line-up was summer signing Kristoffer Peterson who was making his first league start for the club following his move from Heracles back in August.

The Sweden international has struggled for minutes since his arrival in South Wales, but handed the 24-year-old his first league appearance since early August for the visit of the Bees.

Here, we take a look at how Peterson fared on the Swansea flank…

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Peterson played the full 90 minutes on Swansea’s left flank and his performance was probably the biggest positive of the night for the Welsh side, who struggled to assert themselves on the game against a bright Brentford side.

He showcased the wide range of aspects to his game by causing problems for the Brentford defence, while also showing a willingness to test the goalkeeper by shooting at goal.

This was represented by the fact he had three shots over the course of the match, while also embarking on five dribbles down the left wing. On a different day, he could easily have got on the score sheet or registered an assist.

Peterson also delivered three crosses into the box which were either handled well by a resolute Brentford defence, or resulted in one of Peterson’s Swansea team-mates fluffing their lines at the crucial moment.

In addition to this attacking promise, Peterson also looked promising in possession of the ball and when linking up with his team-mates. He recorded a respectable 76% passing accuracy, while he also made three key passes as he indicated his ability to unlock defences.

Peterson was comfortably Swansea’s best player on an otherwise vastly underwhelming night, and he has now surely done enough to earn more chances in this side which is in need of some reinvigoration.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: 3 key passes: The one Swansea player to emerge with credit from Brentford defeat

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