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  • Date:04 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,274
  • Fortune (53)
  • Sigurdsson (54)
    Graham (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:22 +3.22

Centre by Steven Reid, Headed effort on goal by Marc-Antoine Fortune from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

93:11 +3.11

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

92:36 +2.36

Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

91:44 +1.44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Wayne Routledge.

91:34 +1.34

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

91:16 +1.16

The ball is crossed by Steven Reid, Leon Britton manages to make a clearance.

90:24 +0.24

The ball is crossed by Angel Rangel, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

89:40

Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Nicky Shorey results in a free kick. The referee shows Nicky Shorey a yellow card. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

88:14

Ashley Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

87:08

Wayne Routledge on for Nathan Dyer.

85:13

Simon Cox takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

84:19

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

82:27

The ball is delivered by Nathan Dyer, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

81:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on James Morrison. Indirect free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

81:17

Peter Odemwingie concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

80:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Somen Tchoyi. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

79:09

Outswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line.

79:02

The ball is sent over by Scott Sinclair, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.

78:08

James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick. Booking for James Morrison for unsporting behaviour.

77:08

Paul Scharner has a drilled shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

75:58

Foul by Ashley Williams on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Nicky Shorey, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

74:16

Shot from just outside the area by James Morrison goes over the bar.

73:56

James Morrison fouled by Leon Britton, the ref awards a free kick. Jonas Olsson takes the indirect free kick.

72:53

Shot by Somen Tchoyi from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

70:50

Graham Dorrans leaves the field to be replaced by Simon Cox. Somen Tchoyi on for Jerome Thomas.

70:29

Graham Dorrans delivers the ball, Shot from close range by Peter Odemwingie clears the bar.

70:15

The ball is crossed by Jerome Thomas.

70:08

Steven Reid produces a cross, Joe Allen manages to make a clearance.

69:10

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Graham from the left by-line.

68:35

Scott Sinclair delivers the ball, Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

68:10

The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas, save by Michel Vorm.

68:02

Steven Reid sends in a cross, clearance made by Leon Britton.

66:35

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Britton makes a clearance.

65:11

Steven Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.

64:11

Scott Sinclair produces a cross, Danny Graham has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.

63:04

Paul Scharner is brought on as a substitute for Youssouf Mulumbu.

61:22

Centre by Jerome Thomas, Leon Britton makes a clearance.

58:30

Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a cross, Danny Graham fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-2 Swansea.Gylfi Sigurdsson provided the assist for the goal.

57:34

Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

56:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caulker by James Morrison. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

54:32

Gylfi Sigurdsson fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Neil Taylor.

52:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line to the near post, Marc-Antoine Fortune grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Jonas Olsson.

51:55

Nicky Shorey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ashley Williams.

51:44

The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance by Ashley Williams.

51:02

Nathan Dyer has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

50:28

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

48:51

Scott Sinclair delivers the ball, Youssouf Mulumbu manages to make a clearance.

46:51

James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

45:44

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Steven Reid gets a block in.

44:31

Jerome Thomas produces a cross, clearance by Neil Taylor.

43:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Steven Reid.

42:24

Leon Britton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Booking for Leon Britton for unsporting behaviour. Graham Dorrans delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

42:09

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

41:16

Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Clearance made by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

40:37

Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line to the near post, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Clearance by Ashley Williams.

40:28

The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

39:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line to the near post, Steven Reid makes a clearance.

39:01

Joe Allen takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

37:01

Shot by Youssouf Mulumbu went wide right of the net.

36:19

Inswinging corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joe Allen.

36:11

A cross is delivered by Steven Reid, clearance made by Angel Rangel.

35:55

Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

35:05

Angel Rangel delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

33:59

Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.

32:25

Neil Taylor has an effort at goal. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

31:54

The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

31:08

James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Joe Allen restarts play with the free kick.

29:43

Danny Graham has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

29:36

The ball is sent over by Leon Britton.

28:49

The ball is delivered by Neil Taylor, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

26:58

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

26:46

Scott Sinclair produces a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

26:08

Danny Graham is caught offside. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

26:01

Neil Taylor crosses the ball.

24:27

Marc-Antoine Fortune produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

22:43

James Morrison takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

19:32

Inswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line played to the near post, Header by Angel Rangel from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

19:24

Danny Graham delivers the ball, Ben Foster makes a clearance.

17:51

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

17:11

Nicky Shorey crosses the ball, Header from close in by Gareth McAuley misses to the right of the goal.

16:42

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ashley Williams.

16:35

Jerome Thomas sends in a cross.

15:05

James Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gylfi Sigurdsson.

14:31

The ball is delivered by Jonas Olsson.

12:42

Neil Taylor challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

11:24

The ball is swung over by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

8:57

Marc-Antoine Fortune is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Leon Britton.

8:21

The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

8:13

Angel Rangel produces a cross.

6:04

Joe Allen produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

5:32

Joe Allen takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Steven Reid.

4:48

Joe Allen takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

4:40

Centre by Neil Taylor, clearance made by Nicky Shorey.

1:39

The ball is swung over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, save by Michel Vorm.

Match Preview

Hodgson eager to improve home form West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is prepared for "anxiety" at The Hawthorns as his team look to improve on their poor home record against Swansea. The Baggies have picked up just eight points from a possible 33 on their own pitch, but former Fulham manager Hodgson is trusting his players will not have that run on their minds. "I hope not," he said. "There will be anxiety. The crowd, when they come to watch you play at home, they come to watch you win and if you don't win you disappoint them. "We're all aware of that, so there will be some anxiety and you can do nothing about it. "The only way you can put it right is to win games because otherwise it becomes a bigger problem every time you step out on to your home pitch." Hodgson hopes his team show in the Barclays Premier League clash that they have the stomach to deal with any pressure caused by playing in front of an expectant crowd. He said: "I think there's enough quality in the team, enough experience in the team, enough spirit in the team to overcome these things. "It would be nice to start that tomorrow but if we can't then it will have to be the next game." Hodgson also believes there has been a fine line between success and failure for his team, and he suggests the poor home record can be attributed to carelessness. He said: "We haven't necessarily shown much worse form at home than we have done away, there haven't been vast differences in the type of performances we've been giving. "Often, the poor result has been because we've made some very, very bad mistakes at some stage in the game, which has cost us. "All of those home defeats are by the odd goal, so we need to put that right." Hodgson is weighing up whether to give full debuts to newcomers Liam Ridgewell and Keith Andrews. Former Birmingham defender Ridgewell has completed only one game so far in 2012 while midfielder Andrews, signed from Blackburn, has not figured since playing on loan for Ipswich on Boxing Day. Winger Jerome Thomas (calf) remains a doubt but right-back Steven Reid (ankle), striker Shane Long (digestive problem) and midfielder Paul Scharner (Achilles) are close to fitness. Albion skipper Chris Brunt (fractured ankle) and fellow midfielder Zoltan Gera (knee) are long-term absentees. Swansea midfielder Leon Britton is hoping for a second away win of the season in the midlands, The Swans have been more of a force at home than on their travels this season, as they showed once again this week by holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw. Their only win away from home in the league so far this season came at Aston Villa and Britton is looking to add to that on Saturday. Britton admitted the Swansea players had been down after it looked like a strike from former Chelsea player Scott Sinclair had earned them victory against Andre Villas-Boas' side, only for a late own goal to clinch the visitors a point. That disappointment was a measure of the team's progress in their first Premier League campaign, and they head into this weekend with a nine-point cushion above the relegation zone. Britton told the club website, www.swanseacity.net: "The changing room was very quiet after the Chelsea game, but the manager told us to keep our heads up. "It was a tale of two halves. We dominated possession and used the ball well, and the goal was a great finish from Scotty (Sinclair). "In the second half we had to be resilient. They had a lot of the ball but Michel (Vorm) wasn't troubled much. "So it's harder to take, but football can be a cruel game at times." Britton has called on his team-mates to show they can bounce back from that disappointment with a good performance against the Baggies. He added: "We will get back into training and we will lift our heads up for the trip to West Brom on Saturday. "We knew home form would be crucial in this league, but we have to pick up some away wins too." Rodgers has to decide whether to include new signing Curtis Obeng in his squad. Highly-rated defender Obeng joined the Swans from Wrexham this week on a three-and-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee, with Daniel Alfei being loaned out to the Dragons for the rest of the season. Swansea will be without Dutch midfielder Ferrie Bodde for at least two weeks after he suffered a knee injury in a reserves game and will be assessed over possible surgery. Fellow midfielder Andrea Orlandi is out for six weeks after the Spaniard suffered a hamstring strain.

Formation:442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Nicky Shorey
  • James Morrison
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • SUBS
  • Marton Fulop
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Keith Andrews
  • Billy Jones
  • Simon Cox
  • Paul Scharner

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Match Report

Sigurdsson inspires Swans Swansea's on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson played a major role in Brendan Rogers' side coming from behind to beat West Brom 2-1 and register only their second Barclays Premier League away win of the season. The Iceland international, who joined from Hoffenheim last month until the end of the season, cancelled out Marc-Antoine Fortune's opener and laid on the winner for Danny Graham. The visitors dominated for long spells as they followed up their 1-1 home draw against Chelsea in mid-week with another impressive performance. But Albion's woeful home record continued and they have collected just eight points at The Hawthorns compared to 18 on their travels. Roy Hodgson's side were often left chasing shadows with Sigurdsson and Joe Allen pulling the strings in midfield and 10-goal Graham a constant threat. Swansea were soon into their stride and created the first opportunity of the game. Sigurdsson's shot was blocked from an Allen corner and the follow-up attempt from Angel Rangel was deflected just wide. Baggies midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu was caught in possession and was relieved to see Allen drag his shot past the post. James Morrison brought Sigurdsson down 25 yards out and the Swansea player took the free-kick himself and sent it just wide. In a rare West Brom attack Gareth McAuley headed wide from a Nicky Shorey cross. Peter Odemwingie's control then let him down when he was found in space by Jerome Thomas. The threatening Graham missed a good chance to put Swansea ahead after half an hour. Graham shrugged off the challenge of McAuley when challenging for a Leon Britton free-kick. But, from 12 yards out he shot wide when he should have at least tested Ben Foster. Albion enjoyed their best spell approaching half-time with Sigurdsson blocking a goal-bound flick from Jonas Olsson. Michel Vorm was alert to hold onto an Olsson flick from a Graham Dorrans free-kick. Britton was booked for bringing down Thomas and Swansea appealed in vain for a penalty after a challenge by McAuley on Scott Sinclair. Olsson was looking Albion's most threatening player at set pieces and his header was blocked from a Dorrans corner. But it was against the run of play when Fortune put West Brom ahead after 53 minutes. A Dorrans corner was flicked on by Olsson and at the far post Fortune had time to steady himself before drilling the ball into the corner of the net. Swansea needed only two minutes to draw level through Sigurdsson. Britton's ball released the over-lapping Neil Taylor and his low cross was side-footed past Foster by Sigurdsson. The game turned around with Graham putting Swansea in front after 59 minutes. This time Sigurdsson was the creator with a low ball to the near post and Graham made no mistake for his 10th goal of the season. Odemwingie was guilty of a glaring miss when he shot over with the goal at his mercy after a mis-hit effort from Dorrans had landed in his path. Then Paul Scharner failed to make proper contact on his shot from 10 yards out after Somen Tchoyi had pulled the ball back into his path. Morrison was booked for a foul on Britton as Swansea continued to look the more likely to score. Olsson blocked a shot from the impressive Sigurdsson but in injury-time Vorm denied Fortune to prevent an undeserved Albion equaliser.

Form Guide

    DLLLWD
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • DDWWLD

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • West Brom
  • 4 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 05/09/1981

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Long 5
  • PO Odemwingie 4
  • J Morrison 3
  • P Scharner 2
  • S Reid 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • S Tchoyi 1
  • G Dorrans 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Swansea

  • D Graham 7
  • N Dyer 3
  • S Sinclair 3
  • L Lita 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Williams 1
  • W Routledge 1
  • L Moore 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 23
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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