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  • Date:17 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:20,341
  • Sinclair - pen (13) Lita (23)
    Dyer (48)

Live Commentary

98:25 +8.25

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

97:38 +7.38

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

92:39 +2.39

Corner taken by Mark Gower played to the near post, James Morrison manages to make a clearance.

92:23 +2.23

Mark Gower takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

91:14 +1.14

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Odemwingie from the right by-line, clearance by Ashley Williams.

91:00 +1.00

The ball is crossed by James Morrison, Shane Long takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.


Chris Brunt produces a cross.


Foul by Luke Moore on Steven Reid, free kick awarded. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.


Graham Dorrans takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Garry Monk.


Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross, save by Michel Vorm.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Odemwingie on Neil Taylor. Booking for Peter Odemwingie. Neil Taylor goes off and Federico Bessone comes on. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.


Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.


Unfair challenge on James Morrison by Angel Rangel results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Morrison.


Graham Dorrans takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.


Nathan Dyer leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Routledge. Luke Moore replaces Leroy Lita.


Simon Cox comes on in place of Paul Scharner.


Corner taken right-footed by James Morrison, clearance by Ashley Williams.


Chris Brunt takes the inswinging corner, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.


Corner taken by James Morrison played to the near post, Header from close range by Jonas Olsson clears the bar.


Unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Joe Allen results in a free kick. Graham Dorrans produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Michel Vorm.


The ball is delivered by Shane Long, clearance made by Garry Monk.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Brunt. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.


Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. The referee books Chris Brunt for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Scott Sinclair from the free kick.


Shot by Peter Odemwingie from outside the box goes over the target.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Dorrans on Joe Allen. Direct free kick taken by Neil Taylor.


The ball is sent over by Steven Reid, clearance by Ashley Williams.


Steven Reid delivers the ball, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.


James Morrison has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Goal scored by Nathan Dyer from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 3-0 West Brom.Leroy Lita provided the assist for the goal.


Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.


Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Monk.


Peter Odemwingie crosses the ball.


The ball is crossed by Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen takes a shot. Nicky Shorey gets a block in.


Foul by Steven Reid on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Gower.


Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Morrison, Craig Dawson takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.


James Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.


Centre by Neil Taylor.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Odemwingie, Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Michel Vorm. Direct free kick taken by Michel Vorm.


Shane Long takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.


James Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.


Booking for Leroy Lita for unsporting behaviour.


Leroy Lita scores a headed goal from close range. Swansea 2-0 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Scott Sinclair.


Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post.


Nathan Dyer produces a cross, Nicky Shorey gets a block in.


Shot on goal by Shane Long from just inside the area clears the crossbar.


Foul by Mark Gower on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.


The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.


Paul Scharner challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Scott Sinclair scores a placed penalty. Swansea 1-0 West Brom.Assist by Joe Allen.


The ball is sent over by Neil Taylor, clearance by Jonas Olsson.


Centre by Scott Sinclair.


A cross is delivered by Neil Taylor.


Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.


The ball is crossed by Neil Taylor, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

Match Preview

Monk set for Swans return Captain Garry Monk is set for a first appearance of the season in Swansea's Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom. The defender is likely to return from a niggling foot problem, and his availability is a welcome boost for manager Brendan Rodgers, who is faced with a defensive crisis. Monk and Ashley Williams are the only fit centre-halves that Rodgers can call upon, with Alan Tate (broken leg) and Steven Caulker (knee) injured and deadline-day signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche unable to join the club after FIFA denied them international clearance. Midfielder Kemy Agustien (hamstring) and striker Craig Beattie (ankle) are also out. The former's absence meaning Joe Allen will keep his place in midfield, with Wayne Routledge set to return to the side after missing the defeat at Arsenal. Wales international Williams, who has led the side in Monk's absence, is wondering what the club have done to deserve such bad luck. He said: "They (Situ and Halliche) were brought in for back up and at times like this you need them. I don't know what went on with the deals as I was away with Wales at the time, but it means we are down to the minimum at centre-half. "But we have to get on with it and hopefully Monks and myself can stay fit until the guys get back from injury. "Even in training this week Neil Taylor has cut his head open, and I had tonsilitis last week so I don't know what we have done. "If we had another injury then who knows? You'd have to ask the gaffer. I don't want to think about it too much. "Obviously as a player you don't think about injuries, you hope it doesn't happen to you. But if Monks or myself do get injured then someone will have to fill in and we'll have to get on with it." There are concerns that Monk is returning ahead of schedule due to the lack of options available to Rodgers, but Williams insists his long-time defensive partner is raring to go. "He has trained and has played a few reserve games and we are pleased for him that he will get to play in the Premier League, he deserves that," he said. "We know each other's game and he is ready. He has been doing my head in this week saying how ready he is." Zoltan Gera will miss out for West Brom after suffering a recurrence of his ankle injury. Fellow midfielder Chris Brunt faces a late fitness test as he continues to recover from a knee injury picked up in training. The Baggies go into the game on the back of their securing their first points of the season at Norwich last time out.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers


Formation: 442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Michel Vorm
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Williams
  • Garry Monk
  • Neil Taylor
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Leon Britton
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Leroy Lita
  • SUBS
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Luke Moore
  • Federico Bessone
  • Ashley Richards
  • Lee Lucas



Match Report

Swans end their wait for win Swansea ended their goal drought in style as they claimed a first Premier League win with a 3-0 triumph over West Brom at the Liberty Stadium. Scott Sinclair ended the hosts' 374-minute wait for a top-flight goal as he coolly slotted home a 14th-minute penalty. Leroy Lita nodded home his first for the club 10 minutes later before Nathan Dyer secured the points shortly after the break, with Brendan Rodgers' side also keeping a third straight clean sheet at home. The only concern for the Swans was a nasty head injury suffered by full-back Neil Taylor in an aerial clash with Peter Odemwingie which saw the striker booked. The visitors had few clear chances, with Shane Long and Graham Dorrans having their best efforts saved by Michel Vorm. Swansea were boosted by the return of captain Garry Monk, making his first appearance of the season after a foot injury. Monk's availability to partner Ashley Williams in the centre of defence was a timely boost for Rodgers, with Alan Tate and Steven Caulker injured. Mark Gower was handed a first start of the season, while Lita began in attack, with Danny Graham out due to a back problem. West Brom boss Roy Hodgson was without the suspended Gabriel Tamas so Craig Dawson came in at centre-half, with Dorrans making way for James Morrison on the right of the Baggies midfield. Chris Brunt was on the bench after a late fitness test on a knee problem. There was a minute's silence prior to kick-off in memory of the four miners who lost their lives at Gleision Colliery, as well as Rodgers' father Malachy, who died a week ago. Unfortunately the tribute was poorly observed by a section of the away support, forcing referee Martin Atkinson to curtail the silence before the minute had elapsed. Sinclair had an early chance for the hosts but snatched at his shot after a poor Youssouf Mulumbu clearance, before Ben Foster grabbed an Allen shot at the second attempt. Swansea's early dominance got a deserved reward in the 14th minute as Paul Scharner's clumsy tackle on Allen led to a penalty that Sinclair slotted to Foster's left for the south Wales club's first Premier League goal. And the second soon followed as Sinclair's header across goal was turned in by Lita at the far post. Lita was booked after taking his shirt off to celebrate his goal, and as Swansea sat back to admire their lead they surrendered the initiative to West Brom. Long forced an athletic save from Vorm before two brave blocks from Ashley Williams denied Mulumbu a sight of goal. Sinclair remained a menace to Albion full-back Steven Reid and another brilliant run from the winger teed up Allen, but the midfielder's shot was blocked by Dawson. Hodgson made a double change at the break with Brunt and Dorrans replacing Mulumbu and Jerome Thomas, but it made little difference as Swansea further extended their lead within four minutes of the restart. Dyer raced onto a Lita flick-on and held off Nicky Shorey before firing between Foster's legs to send the Swans faithful into dreamland. Brunt thought he had pulled a goal back on the hour but his header from Jonas Olsson's ball into the box was ruled out for offside. Vorm then needed to be at full stretch to keep out a free-kick from Dorrans. Odemwingie then went in the book after clattering Taylor in an aerial challenge that left the full-back needing prolonged treatment before departing on a stretcher with a head wound. There were nine additional minutes added as a result but the hosts saw them out for an historic win.

Form Guide

  • Swansea
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • LLLW

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 26/03/1983
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 13/11/1982
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 06/04/1982
  • West Brom
  • 4 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 05/09/1981

Top Scorers


    West Brom

    • S Long 2
    • PO Odemwingie 1



      • Total goals 5
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    West Brom

      • Total goals 8
      • Goals per game 3
    • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins