Wednesday November 28, 2012 Day 14 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 3 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

  • Michu 9’
  • Routledge 12’, 39’
  • Lukaku 45’

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  1. Premier League - Match facts: Swansea City v West Brom

    Premier League - Match facts: Swansea City v West Brom

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Thursday morning (UK only).
    • FT The referee blows up for full-time and it's finished Swansea City 3-1 West Brom.
    • 90+3' The Swansea fans are in fine voice - and so they should be. Their team has been excellent tonight.
    • 90+2' Jones goes into the book for a cynical challenge on the excellent Routledge.
    • 90' There will be three added minutes.
    • 89' Routledge's flick nearly plays in Ki but he's just offside and the lino's flag goes up.
    • 88' It's all Swansea, with the hosts comfortable in possession and knocking the ball around with ease. It's a long way back for West Brom from here.
    • 87' Tonight's attendance at the Liberty Stadium is 20,377.
    • 86' SWANSEA SUB: Michu is withdrawn to a standing replacement, with Agustien coming on for the final few minutes.
    • 84' Yacob gives away another free-kick and is close to going into the referee's notebook...
    • 83' Yacob is furious with the referee after giving away a foul. That looked harsh as Moore looked to lose his footing.
    • 82' Word from the bench is that Hernandez was withdrawn because of a slight thigh strain.
    • 81' You can follow the closing stages of all of tonight's Premier League fixtures here. Premier League: LIVE
    • 80' McAuley tries an ambitious lofted through-ball but it goes behind for a Swansea goal-kick. That's not what the visitors need when they've got two goals to claw back with just ten minutes remaining.
    • 79' Tempers fray a little after a coming together between Routledge and Mulumbu but it's handbags and the referee soon calms the situation down.
    • 78' Yacob chips in a neat ball but it evades Odemwingie and goes behind for a Swansea goal-kick.
    • 77' SWANSEA SUB: Hernandez is replaced by de Guzman.
    • 76' Ki goes for goal from the free-kick, when it looked like he was going to chip in a cross, and it almost catches Myhill off-guard but goes just wide!
    • 75' Brunt lunges in on Britton and the Swansea man needs no second invitiation to go down. The referee keeps his cards in his pocket, however, and Brunt, who has already been booked, stays on the pitch.
    • 74' Michu unleashes a low shot from 25 yards which forces Myhill into an excellent save.
    • 73' Hernandez looks to have picked up an injury and will have to come up.
    • 72' Hernandez chips in a delightful cross which Michu heads goalwards but Tremmel saves comfortably.
    • 71' Ki swings in the corner into a dangerous away and Myhill does well to punch clear under pressure.
    • 70' Swansea pile the pressure back on and win another corner.
    • 69' Swansea free-kick. Hernandez delivers an out-swinger but West Brom get it away at the second attempt.
    • 68' Yacob gives away a needless foul in the middle of the park to hand Swansea a free-kick and the chance to slow the game down.
    • 67' Ridgewell blocks Rangel's cross with his arm but the ref waves away Swansea's appeals for a free-kick.
    • 66' Odemwingie jinks right, then left, but snatches at his shot and drags it wide.
    • 65' SWANSEA SUB: Dyer is replaced by former West Brom man Moore.
    • 64' Ridgewell dinks in a ball to Odemwingie but he's drifted offside.
    • 63' It looks like the home side are preparing to make a change...
    • 62' Williams lines up a shot on the edge of the West Brom box but the referee blows up for a free-kick for handball in the build-up. WBA free-kick.
    • 60' Lukaku's goal was his fifth in the Premier League this season.
    • 59' Lukaku drifts wide and sends in an excellent cross which Williams gets a vital touch to to clear.
    • 58' West Brom are playing with far more confidence in this second half and are currently enjoying a good spell of possession in the Swansea half.
    • 57' West Brom corner. Brunt sends in a deep delivery but McAuley can't connect with it properly and puts the ball behind for a goal-kick.
    • 56' Lukaku waves his arms at the West Brom fans, urging them to turn up the volume.
    • 55' Both West Brom centre-backs, Olsson and McAuley, are now on yellow cards.
    • 54' Michu unselfishly knocks the ball back to Routledge from Dyer's low cross but it comes to nothing. Surely it would have been setter to shoot?!
    • 53' Olsson goes into the book for dissent.
    • 52' How long until Steve Clarke introduces Shane Long?
    • 51' Michu mistimes his run and is offside.
    • 50' Brunt has a go from distance but sees his shot go well over.
    • 49' That was half a chance for the on-loan Chelsea man.
    • 48' Lukaku muscles his way through the middle but slices his shot over under pressure.
    • 47' How much has that late first half goal changed West Brom's mindset going into this second 45?
    • 46' West Brom get the second half underway...
    • HT The referee blows up to bring a frantic first half to a close and it's Swansea 3-1 West Brom at the break.
    • 45+3' GOAL! West Brom pull one back! Brunt swings in a corner, Swansea's Ki inadvertently nods it on, and Lukaku slams it home!
    • 45+2' This is the first time West Brom have conceded three first half Premier League goals in an away match since February 2011.
    • 45+1' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 45' Brunt goes into the book for a late, lunging challenge on Dyer.
    • 44' Routledge finds Hernandez with a superb pass down the left channel, but Michu can't quite reach the subsequent cross. Lovely move.
    • 43' Routledge's second marked his first ever Premier League double.
    • 42' Dyer tries to find Michu but overhits his pass.
    • 41' Myhill should have perhaps done better there; Routledge's shot went underneath the Wales international.
    • 40' This has been a superb first half performance by Swansea - the quality of their passing has been first-class.
    • 39' GOAL! Swansea make it three! West Brom are on the ropes! Dyer spreads the ball wide, Davies slips in Hernandez, and his low cross is slammed home by Routledge!
    • 38' Odemwingie nutmegs Britton but can't find Brunt with his pass.
    • 37' Michu attacks a Swansea corner but West Brom manage to clear.
    • 36' Dyer has a penalty appeal waved away after being caught on the edge of the box.
    • 35' Dyer charges down the right and cuts a low cross back to Hernandez on the edge of the box but his side-footed shot is blocked.
    • 34' West Brom have lost on all three of their previous top-flight visits to Swansea.
    • 33' Routledge's goal was his third of the season.
    • 32' West Brom are beginning to get a foot-hold in the game.
    • 31' West Brom register their first shot of the game but Odemwingie fires wide from just outside the box.
    • 30' Swansea are playing with a swagger which is allowing them to knock the ball around with ease.
    • 28' Swansea have allowed more shots on target than any other Premier League side this season (77) but Tremmel is yet to be troubled tonight.
    • 27' Michu's goal was his eighth of the season.
    • 26' Swansea have enjoyed 77 per cent possession in the last ten minutes!
    • 25' You can follow all of tonight's matches here. Premier League: LIVE
    • 24' Mulumbu's lucky not to go into the book for a rash challenge on Routledge. Swansea free-kick.
    • 23' Hernandez nutmegs Jones on the edge of the box but is then blocked by the West Brom, allowing the visitors to clear. The Swansea fans think they should have a penalty but the referee's having none of it.
    • 22' Swansea continue to wreak havoc down the flanks.
    • 21' Swansea have registered four attempts on goal in the opening 21 minutes, with West Brom yet to venture that far forward.
    • 20' Hernandez's delivery from the free-kick is a poor one and West Brom clear.
    • 19' Dyer's step-over forces a foul from Brunt in a dangerous position, on the right-hand side of the West Brom box.
    • 18' It's taken Man Utd just 35 seconds to take the lead against West Ham at Old Trafford! Man Utd v West Ham: LIVE
    • 17' That looked tight at the time and, having seen a replay, the Swansea winger should have been allowed to continue.
    • 16' Dyer gets behind the West Brom defence but the lino's flag goes up for offside.
    • 15' Rangel and Dyer exchange passes but Rangel can't stop the ball going out for a goal-kick before putting his cross in.
    • 14' Swansea continue to dominate and West Brom can't get out of their own half.
    • 13' The West Brom bubble has burst!
    • 12' GOAL! It's two! Hernandez tricks his way to the left-hand by-line and cuts the ball back to Routledge, who puts it into the bottom corner with a little help from McAuley.
    • 11' Credit to Swansea, they've come out full of confidence and haven't allowed West Brom a moment to breathe - and they've got their reward.
    • 10' That really was an excellent move by Swansea and Hernandez's first-time cross was just begging to be hit.
    • 9' GOAL! Swansea take the lead! Dyer hits a long cross to Hernandez at the back post, and his first time ball back across goal is buried by Michu from close range!
    • 8' West Brom currently have 26 points from 13 games and no team has ever finished lower than ninth in the Premier League with that haul at this stage in the season.
    • 7' Swansea continue to enjoy the lion's share of the possession but Davies wastes a good opportunity from the left-back possession, overhitting his cross and putting it behind for a WBA goal kick.
    • 6' West Brom have scored the opening goal 10 times this season - more often than any other team in the division.
    • 5' Rangel swings in a cross from the right but McAuley gets to it first to bravely head clear.
    • 4' The home fans are in fine voice this evening and they have seen their side make a bright start.
    • 3' The referee has a word with Ridgewell after his foul on Dyer. There didn't look to be much in that.
    • 2' Michu gets behind the Baggies defence and gets a shot away from an acute angle which bounces back off the post!
    • 1' And we're off! Swansea get the game underway...
    • 19:40 West Brom's last top-flight winning streak of five or better dates back to 1979. That streak ended two weeks before WBA's oldest current squad member, Zoltán Gera, was born!
    • 19:35 Swansea are also enjoying a four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, having earned three draws and one victory in that time.
    • 19:30 West Brom have enjoyed their best start to a top-flight season since 1953/54, when they had won 10, drawn two and lost one at this stage. They went on to finish second that season.
    • 19:25 Swansea had the upper hand in these fixtures last season, doing the double over West Brom, winning 3-0 at home and 2-1 away at the Hawthorns.
    • 19:20 West Brom are enjoying a stunning run of form which has lifted them to third in the Premier League on the back of four successive victories. The Baggies have not won five on the bounce since 1979.
    • 19:15 West Brom defender Jonas Olsson has recovered from a calf injury sustained in the 4-2 win over Sunderland to take his place in the visitor’s starting XI. Mulumbu also starts having shaken off a hamstring complaint but keeper Ben Foster (groin) is ruled out again.
    • 19:10 Swansea striker Danny Graham misses out through illness, but Luke Moore is back in contention and gets a place on the bench having recovered from the same bug. Jonathan de Guzman has sufficiently recovered from a hamstring complaint to also earn a place among the substitutes.
    • 19:05 SWANSEA CITY: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Ki, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu... Subs: Cornell, Monk, Tiendalli, Agustien, de Guzman, Shechter, Moore /// WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Odemwingie, Morrison, Brunt, Lukaku... Subs: Daniels, Popov, Rosenberg, Long, Fortune, Tamas, Dorrans
    • 19:00 Welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium. Kick-off 7:45pm.
  • Summary

    • 76' Ki goes for goal from the free-kick, when it looked like he was going to chip in a cross, and it almost catches Myhill off-guard but goes just wide!
    • 74' Michu unleashes a low shot from 25 yards which forces Myhill into an excellent save.
    • 72' Hernandez chips in a delightful cross which Michu heads goalwards but Tremmel saves comfortably.
    • 54' Michu unselfishly knocks the ball back to Routledge from Dyer's low cross but it comes to nothing. Surely it would have been setter to shoot?!
    • 48' Lukaku muscles his way through the middle but slices his shot over under pressure.
    • 45+3' GOAL! West Brom pull one back! Brunt swings in a corner, Swansea's Ki inadvertently nods it on, and Lukaku slams it home!
    • 39' GOAL! Swansea make it three! West Brom are on the ropes! Dyer spreads the ball wide, Davies slips in Hernandez, and his low cross is slammed home by Routledge!
    • 35' Dyer charges down the right and cuts a low cross back to Hernandez on the edge of the box but his side-footed shot is blocked.
    • 12' GOAL! It's two! Hernandez tricks his way to the left-hand by-line and cuts the ball back to Routledge, who puts it into the bottom corner with a little help from McAuley.
    • 9' GOAL! Swansea take the lead! Dyer hits a long cross to Hernandez at the back post, and his first time ball back across goal is buried by Michu from close range!
    • 2' Michu gets behind the Baggies defence and gets a shot away from an acute angle which bounces back off the post!
    • 19:05 SWANSEA CITY: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Ki, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu... Subs: Cornell, Monk, Tiendalli, Agustien, de Guzman, Shechter, Moore /// WEST BROMWICH ALBION: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Odemwingie, Morrison, Brunt, Lukaku... Subs: Daniels, Popov, Rosenberg, Long, Fortune, Tamas, Dorrans
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