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  • Date:2010-03-16
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:17774
  • Referee:East, R

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

The referee has booked Gary Monk.

89mins

Goal!! West Brom have scored with Ishmael Miller putting it in the back of the net.

89mins

Ishmael Miller goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

86mins

Leon Britton is replaced by Guillem Bauza.

80mins

Mark Gower is replaced by Craig Beattie.

80mins

Nathan Dyer is replaced by David Cotterill.

79mins

Graham Dorrans takes a penalty for West Brom and scores!.

78mins

Shefki Kuqi goes into the referee's book for dissent.

69mins

West Brom are replacing Chris Brunt with Giles Barnes.

65mins

Luke Moore is being taken off, Ishmael Miller has come on in his place.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

46mins

Jonas Olsson is replaced by Gianni Zuiverloon.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

30mins

Graham Dorrans is booked for unsporting behaviour.

0mins

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 16th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Swansea face West Brom at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 16th.


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Match Report

Swansea City were hit by two late goals as West Brom strengthened their automatic promotion hopes with a 2-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium.

A Graham Dorrans penalty and a last-minute strike by Ishmael Miller secured an undeserved three points for the visitors.

The Baggies had a four-man midfield with Youssouf Mulumbu operating in front of the back four but the Swans still had the better of the opening exchanges with Darren Pratley causing problems with his darting runs through the middle.

There was little goalmouth action until midway through the half when a superb 40-yard pass from Ashley Williams set Nathan Dyer free down the right. His well-struck shot from the byline stuck the Baggies post with Scott Carson beaten.

Albion were irritated about the amount of possession enjoyed by the Swans and, after Jonas Olsson was given a stern ticking off by referee Rodger East, Dorrans went into the book on the half-hour after sliding down Angel Zaragoza Rangel.

Dyer should have broken the deadlock five minutes before the break when Mark Gower sent a ball across the goalmouth but he failed to get the touch needed and the chance was lost.

Four minutes after the break a strong run by Dorrans gave Luke Moore a sight of goal but Dorus de Vries was well-positioned to gather at his near post.

Apart from that it was the Swans who looked the better team and Moore was withdrawn in favour of Miller as the Baggies looked for more punch up front.

In the 78th minute Albion went ahead from the penalty spot in controversial fashion. Sub Giles Barnes raced into the area and seemed to dive following a challenge from Rangel but referee East pointed to the spot and Scotland international Dorrans scored off the inside of the post.

With five minutes remaining the Baggies were slowing the game down at every opportunity and, with the Swans pushing forward, a long ball from Dorrans left Miller racing through on his own and he rounded de Vries before finishing with a low shot to put the result beyond doubt.

It was a crushing blow for the Swans who deserved at least a point for their efforts but once again a lack of goals proved decisive.

Swansea City

West Bromwich Albion

Corners

24

Fouls

516

Goal attempts

64

Shots off target

31

Offsides

44

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