Billy Waters, back in the team, helped set up the opening goal. Pictures: Pete Norton

Swansea City 3 Northampton Town 1: James Heneghan's player ratings from the Liberty

Cobblers fell at the first hurdle of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening when Swansea City scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to claim a 3-1 victory.

Who was the standout of an impressive team performance for the Cobblers? Find out with our player ratings, scroll down and flick through the gallery to find out how every player performed...

Blackburn must have some handy centre-backs if he can't get a game. Outstanding again at the Liberty. Made countless interventions and always looked to pass out of defence rather than immediately booting clear... 8 CHRON STAR MAN

5. Scott Wharton

Blackburn must have some handy centre-backs if he can't get a game. Outstanding again at the Liberty. Made countless interventions and always looked to pass out of defence rather than immediately booting clear... 8 CHRON STAR MAN
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Enjoyed the extra responsibility of wearing the captain's armband and generally looked at home against high-class opposition. Adept at both keeping the ball and getting it back... 7

6. Ryan Watson

Enjoyed the extra responsibility of wearing the captain's armband and generally looked at home against high-class opposition. Adept at both keeping the ball and getting it back... 7
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Scampered around the pitch in his typical effervescent style. Covered so much ground as he won tackles, made interceptions and picked out clever passes. Can't be far from forcing his way into Curle's first-choice midfield... 7.5

7. Shaun McWilliams

Scampered around the pitch in his typical effervescent style. Covered so much ground as he won tackles, made interceptions and picked out clever passes. Can't be far from forcing his way into Curle's first-choice midfield... 7.5
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Used his pace effectively in the first-half when he was often the link man between defence and attack, which allowed Cobblers to regroup and reset between long spells of Swansea possession... 6.5

8. Sam Hoskins

Used his pace effectively in the first-half when he was often the link man between defence and attack, which allowed Cobblers to regroup and reset between long spells of Swansea possession... 6.5
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