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  • Date:09 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,832
  • Lukaku (39)
    Jonathan de Guzman - og (60)
  • Moore (32)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The ball is crossed by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance by Garry Monk.

92mins

Ben Davies fouled by Peter Odemwingie, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

89mins

The referee gives a free kick against Youssouf Mulumbu for handball. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Nathan Dyer. Nathan Dyer receives a yellow card. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.

87mins

Roland Lamah is ruled offside. James Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Jerome Thomas. Graham Dorrans goes off and Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

86mins

Peter Odemwingie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

85mins

Roland Lamah takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

84mins

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

83mins

Itay Shechter produces a cross. Centre by Ben Davies.

80mins

Centre by Ben Davies. Shot from deep inside the area by Miguel Michu clears the bar.

78mins

Nathan Dyer crosses the ball, Claudio Yacob makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jonathan de Guzman.

77mins

Romelu Lukaku has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

76mins

Itay Shechter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Routledge. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.

76mins

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

75mins

Foul by Graham Dorrans on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.

74mins

The official flags Angel Rangel offside. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

73mins

Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Foul by Ashley Williams on Romelu Lukaku, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt from right channel. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonas Olsson. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Wayne Routledge. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

70mins

Liam Ridgewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

70mins

Roland Lamah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

68mins

The ball is swung over by Jonathan de Guzman, Liam Ridgewell gets a block in.

68mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Romelu Lukaku.

68mins

Roland Lamah replaces Pablo Hernandez.

67mins

Chris Brunt sends in a cross, save by Michel Vorm.

65mins

Centre by Billy Jones, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

60mins

Nathan Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Luke Moore. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Angel Rangel makes a clearance. Own goal by Jonathan de Guzman. West Brom 2-1 Swansea.Gareth McAuley provided the assist for the goal.

58mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Graham Dorrans goes wide left of the goal.

55mins

Wayne Routledge challenges James Morrison unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken by Romelu Lukaku saved by Michel Vorm. West Brom 1-1 Swansea.

55mins

Graham Dorrans produces a cross, save made by Michel Vorm.

54mins

Foul by Ben Davies on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded. Claudio Yacob restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Shot from 18 yards by James Morrison. Save by Michel Vorm.

50mins

Romelu Lukaku has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Romelu Lukaku on Garry Monk. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Pablo Hernandez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

44mins

Pablo Hernandez concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Foster. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Effort on goal by Jonathan de Guzman from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

41mins

Billy Jones challenges Miguel Michu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Jones is given a yellow card. Pablo Hernandez fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Chris Brunt gets a block in.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Graham Dorrans, Romelu Lukaku finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Swansea.Assist by Graham Dorrans.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, Ashley Williams makes a clearance. Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, save by Michel Vorm.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Ridgewell, clearance made by Garry Monk.

38mins

Angel Rangel produces a cross, blocked by Liam Ridgewell.

36mins

James Morrison sends in a cross, clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Romelu Lukaku, Michel Vorm makes a save.

32mins

Jonathan de Guzman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Luke Moore grabs a headed goal from close range. West Brom 0-1 Swansea.Jonathan de Guzman provided the assist for the goal.

32mins

Ben Davies delivers the ball, blocked by Billy Jones.

31mins

Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from just inside the area clears the bar.

30mins

Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Dorrans. Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.

30mins

Gareth McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan de Guzman. Garry Monk takes the free kick.

29mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Romelu Lukaku. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

28mins

Gareth McAuley fouled by Luke Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge. Jonathan de Guzman takes the direct free kick.

25mins

The ball is delivered by Pablo Hernandez, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

22mins

The offside flag is raised against Luke Moore. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Graham Dorrans produces a cross, clearance made by Ben Davies.

21mins

Graham Dorrans has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

20mins

Effort from inside the area by Miguel Michu misses to the left of the target.

19mins

Shot by Graham Dorrans. Sung-Yeung Ki gets a block in.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Moore on Youssouf Mulumbu. Billy Jones takes the free kick.

15mins

Ben Davies sends in a cross, Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Chris Brunt delivers the ball, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

11mins

The ball is sent over by Ben Davies, Claudio Yacob manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Wayne Routledge fouled by Billy Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan de Guzman produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

6mins

Unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Romelu Lukaku results in a free kick. Jonathan de Guzman takes the free kick.

6mins

The ball is sent over by Pablo Hernandez, Miguel Michu produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Pablo Hernandez, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Fitness boost for Baggies West Brom will welcome back a trio of players in skipper Chris Brunt, on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku and left-back Goran Popov for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea tomorrow. Midfielder Brunt has recovered from the ankle injury which kept him out of the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea last weekend while Lukaku was ineligible to play against his parent club. Popov has served a three-game ban for his red card after spitting at Tottenham defender Kyle Walker. Striker Shane Long is the Baggies main injury worry with a recurrence of an ankle injury. Steve Clarke has challenged his side to ensure the season does not fizzle out and also to strive to emulate the Capital One Cup success of Swansea during the 2013-2014 campaign. The Baggies and the Swans have both occupied a spot in the top half of the Barclays Premier League for most of the campaign and are currently only separated by goal difference. But Michael Laudrup's side have earned most of the plaudits for their cup triumph and Clarke feels it is a realistic goal for Albion to try to achieve next season. He said: "We've been neck and neck all season with Swansea in the league. They also managed to put together a cup run. We had hoped we would do so this year, but didn't manage to do it. "Hopefully that will give us a target for next year because you have seen the sort of accolades Swansea have received. "They get all the headlines and deservedly so, because they have managed to win one of the few domestic trophies around - and that's what we have to aim for here at Albion." Midfielder Kemy Agustien will miss Swansea's trip to West Brom after suffering a thigh injury. The Dutchman joins defender Chico Flores on the sidelines, as the Spaniard is still a few weeks away from returning from ruptured ankle ligaments. Garry Monk deputised for Flores against Newcastle last weekend, while manager Michael Laudrup must mull over whether to again start with Pablo Hernandez, Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge in behind top scorer Michu. Wayne Routledge believes West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster more than deserves an England recall as Swansea prepare to face the Baggies at The Hawthorns. Foster recently ended his self-imposed international exile, two years after calling time on his England career, and is set to earn a place in Roy Hodgson's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and San Marino. Foster's recent performances for the Baggies have been excellent and he is even being tipped in some quarters to usurp Manchester City's Joe Hart as England's number one. Routledge knows just how big a barrier the former Manchester United and Birmingham man will be to Swansea's hopes of victory. He said: "He is a very good keeper, some of the saves he made against Chelsea the other day were just world class. "He is more than capable of performances like that and he is up there with the best, he is a top quality goalkeeper. "If he wants to go back to play for England he more than deserves a place in that squad. "We know it is going to be very tough this weekend. They have played some good football at home, we got a few early goals when we beat them here but this will be very different. "We are in a battle against each other in the league, so it would be nice to come away with something."

Formation:4231Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

Formation: 4411Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

  • Ben Foster
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Graham Dorrans
  • James Morrison
  • Chris Brunt
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • SUBS
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Goran Popov
  • Markus Rosenberg
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Gabriel Tamas
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune

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Match Report

West Brom 2-1 Swansea: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Baggies sink Swans

West Brom maintained their push for a European spot but needed an own goal from Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman to seal a 2-1 victory in the Barclays Premier League clash at The Hawthorns.

Capital One Cup winners Swansea started in impressive style and deserved to go ahead through former West Brom striker Luke Moore's header.

Lukaku equalised with his 13th goal of the campaign before the decider from De Guzman but the visitors had a late effort from substitute Roland Lamah harshly ruled out for offside.

Lukaku could afford the luxury of having a penalty saved by Swans keeper Michel Vorm when the score was 1-1 as Albion secured their third win in the last four games.

The on-loan Chelsea player again impressed with his pace and power in the lone striker role.

His performances must surely be giving his parent club food for thought in deciding whether to recall him for next season or allow him to go back out on loan.

But even he was eclipsed by another excellent performance in the centre of the park by James Morrison, who pulled the strings to telling effect.

Swansea started in confident fashion and Michu missed an early opportunity to break the deadlock.

Pablo Hernandez's right-wing cross dropped invitingly for Swansea's 19-goal leading scorer inside the danger area but he sent his shot over the bar.

Albion right-back Billy Jones brought down Wayne Routledge 20 yards out but de Guzman curled his free-kick past the post.

Michu squandered another golden opportunity after 19 minutes after a typical free-flowing move.

Good link-up play by Hernandez and Luke Moore carved the opening for Michu but he stabbed his shot wide with only Ben Foster to beat.

It came as no surprise when Moore celebrated his first start since Boxing Day by opening the scoring against his former club.

Moore got in front of his marker to glance his header from De Guzman's corner past Foster into the far corner of the net.

But Albion hit back and Lukaku levelled after 40 minutes with his 13th goal of the campaign.

Graham Dorrans threaded a low ball towards the near post and Lukaku was first to react in steering the ball past Vorm.

Jones was booked for bringing down Michu although Albion fans booed the Swansea player after believing he had dived.

Albion ended the first half on top and Vorm parried a fierce volley from Morrison.

Lukaku was prominent at the start of the second period and he shot wide after a mistake by Garry Monk had allowed him a free run at goal.

The Belgium international then teed up a chance for Chris Brunt, whose shot was saved by Vorm.

But he blotted his copybook after Albion were awarded a 56th-minute penalty for a challenge on Morrison by Routledge just inside the box.

Up stepped Lukaku to take the spot-kick but Vorm was equal to his low drive away to his right and was able to save.

The Baggies were not to be denied and an own goal from De Guzman put them ahead four minutes later.

Gareth McAuley's header from a Brunt corner was cleared off the line by Angel Rangel but rebounded back off De Guzman into the net.

Dorrans had a fierce drive deflected wide as Albion looked to extend their advantage.

Then Lukaku was just off target after creating space inside the Swansea box before being substituted to a standing ovation with nine minutes left.

Swansea substitute Lamah had the ball in the net in the 87th minute.

But it was ruled out for offside although the ball appeared to hit home defender McAuley before rebounding into his path.

Form Guide

    DLLWWL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • WDLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 3 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 28/11/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 04/02/2012
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 17/09/2011
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 26/03/1983
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 13/11/1982
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 06/04/1982

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • R Lukaku 10
  • S Long 6
  • Z Gera 4
  • PO Odemwingie 4
  • J Morrison 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • M Fortune 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Swansea

  • MP Michu 15
  • W Routledge 5
  • J de Guzman 5
  • N Dyer 3
  • P Hernandez 3
  • A Rangel 2
  • L Moore 1
  • B Davies 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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