Saturday March 9, 2013 Day 29 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 2 - 1 Swansea City

  • Lukaku 40’
  • de Guzman 61’ (o.g.)
  • Moore 33’

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    Premier League - West Brom get lucky to beat Swansea

    West Brom were the beneficiaries of a terrible offside decision as they moved above Liverpool with a 2-1 win over Swansea. More

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    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • Swansea City
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' FULL TIME. West Brom hold on for the victory that takes them seventh in the table. But Swansea players have a word with the ref after that Lamah goal was disalllowed. A really poor decision.
    • 90+4' Foster has to rush off his line to clear for West Brom as Dyer threatens to break through on goal.
    • 90+2' Swansea can't quite carve out a chance and it looks as though they will be denied by that shocker of an offside decision.
    • 90+1' We will have four added minutes.
    • 90' Jerome Thomas replaces Morrison in the West Brom midfield.
    • 89' Dyer clatters into his man late to earn a yellow card.
    • 88' The lino must have assumed that a Swansea player poked the ball back to Lamah, but they didn't.
    • 87' GOAL DISALLOWED! Lamah races away down the right and after his initial cross is turned back into his path by Olsson, he taps the ball home. However, the goal is chalked off and it's an awful decision.
    • 86' Odemwingie produces what can only be described as a terrible shot from a tight angle that deflects invitingly across the face of goal. However, there's no one arriving to tap it home.
    • 84' Ki has a rare shot at goal but the South Korean's rolling effort from 20 yards goes harmlessly to Foster.
    • 82' Stat from Infostrada: "In three of the four matches the leading team have been behind today. If it remains like that, it will be the second match day this season in which at least three teams win from behind."
    • 81' Much applause for Lukaku as he comes off to be replaced by Odemwingie, who also gets a decent reception.
    • 80' CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Dyer touches the ball down to the big Spaniard 15 yards from goal but his touch deserts him as he pings a shot well over the bar.
    • 79' Swansea really have been very poor in the second half. Mind you, their away form hasn't been great in the Premier League.
    • 78' Lukaku drives a shot wide and it clearly takes a touch off a Swansea defender, but referee Mason doesn't spot it and awards a goal-kick.
    • 77' A third change for Swansea as Itay Shechter comes on for Routledge to boost the attack.
    • 76' Dorrans gets a firm shot away and Williams blocks with his head. Brave defending.
    • 75' Can Swansea muster anything in the final 15 minutes? Doesn't look promising at the moment.
    • 73' Brunt with a very poor attempt at a corner as he swings at the ball and misses but West Brom manage to half-clear.
    • 72' Stat from Infostrada: "West Brom have now benefited from 3 own goals, only Liverpool (4) have benefited from more own goals this season."
    • 71' This game doesn't have a huge amount of significance to the table really, but there is a fascinating afternoon unfolding in the relegation battle. LIVE SCORES
    • 69' Rangel spots a nice pass for Lamah and executes it well - the only problem being that the winger is about five yards offside before he gets a shot away.
    • 68' Here is a change in the Swansea attack as Roland Lamah comes on for Hernandez, who hasn't had one of his best days on the wing.
    • 66' Swansea looked so good for the first half hour but they have crumbled to a degree since. The front four aren't functioning particularly well.
    • 64' Stat from Opta: "Swansea have conceded a higher proportion of goals from set pieces than any other team in the PL this season. Undone."
    • 63' It is being said that Moore was taken off due to a calf injury. Meanwhile, Routledge loses his temper with the lino. Not sure why.
    • 62' Well, they do say never make a change at a corner. Perhaps Laudrup isn't perfect after all.
    • 61' GOAL! West Brom 2-1 Swansea! McAuley gets his head to a corner from the right and though Rangel heads off the line, the ball catches the shoulder of De Guzman and goes back in.
    • 60' A change for Swansea as goalscorer Moore is replaced by Nathan Dyer. That means Michu up front.
    • 59' Dorrans - who else? - with a poor attempt from range. Someone stop this man shooting.
    • 58' The original award by Lee Mason was a touch controversial. Routledge definitely fouled Jones outside the box but after play continued for a second, Routledge then made contact with Morrison - though there was little real contact.
    • 57' PENALTY SAVED! Lukaku with a big run-up but his spot-kick is far too close to the keeper and Vorm gets down to save.
    • 55' PENALTY TO WEST BROM! Routledge commits the foul on Morrison.
    • 54' Lukaku controls a long pass from Jonas Olsson on his chest and Morrison races onto the ball to hammer a shot at goal that Vorm just manages to keep hold of.
    • 53' Hernandez just hesitates as a ball comes over the top for him and as he takes his eyes off it he loses the flight.
    • 52' A poor pass from Lukaku now. He has had a sloppy start to the second half.
    • 50' CHANCE FOR WEST BROM! Monk makes a mistake as he fails to get boot on ball and allows Lukaku to run in behind him. However, as the angle narrows the striker flashes his shot wide of the near post.
    • 49' Some lovely, subtle passes from Michu and De Guzman before Routledge is found in the box, but the winger can't get a clean shot away.
    • 48' A low-key start to the second half at the Hawthorns. Not much to report.
    • 47' Stat from Infostrada: "Swansea have dropped the fewest points in the PL this season from winning positions (2). The only occasion they did not win was a 2-2 home PL draw v Aston Villa on New Year’s Day 2013."
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • 45+2' HALF TIME. Swansea started impressively and went in front through Moore, but Lukaku has inspired a West Brom fightback and we are level at the break.
    • 45+1' CHANCE FOR WEST BROM! Lukaku pops a lovely pass over the top of the defence for Morrison, who gets a shot away on the volley but sees his shot fly too close to Vorm.
    • 45' We will have one added minute.
    • 44' Lukaku really is growing into this game very impressively. Now he spins cleverly 25 yards out but can't release a team-mate.
    • 43' Stat from Opta: "Romelu Lukaku has scored each of West Brom's last four Premier League goals & has seven in his last eight PL apps. Prodigy."
    • 42' From the free-kick, Hernandez strikes the wall and De Guzman then follows up when getting under a bouncing ball and slicing it over the bar.
    • 41' Jones is booked for bringing Michu to ground 20 yards from goal, but the West Brom players are adamant there was some simulation involved.
    • 40' GOAL! West Brom 1-1 Swansea City! It's a superb finish from the Belgian as he turns the ball past Vorm at his near post following a cross from Dorrans from the right. Swansea had failed to deal with al long ball into the right channel.
    • 39' Swansea have been very impressive so far with West Brom reduced to a few hopeful attempts from range.
    • 38' Swansea have been very impressive so far with West Brom reduced to a few hopeful attempts from range.
    • 36' Stat from Opta: "Swansea have thrown away only two points from winning positions this season, fewer than any other side."
    • 34' Well, selecting Moore looked a brave decision by Laudrup but like so much else this season he got it totally right. A week after his goal downed Newcastle, the striker has Swansea in front against West Brom.
    • 33' GOAL! West Brom 0-1 Swansea! De Guzman whips in a corner and Moore steps away from Yacob to direct his header past Foster with the back of his head.
    • 32' CHANCE FOR WEST BROM! A rare opening for the home side as Lukaku chips a gorgeous ball in for Brunt, who takes the ball down well with his first touch but slams the shot over from a tight angle.
    • 30' McAuley almost picks up the first booking of the game for West Brom as he goes in a bit high on De Guzman. He caught him on the shin and was lucky to avoid a booking.
    • 29' Actually, he's probably fortunate that Cuneyt Cakir isn't in charge today or that might have been a red.
    • 28' Lukaku goes in high on Garry Monk when he leaps in the air and that's a foul.
    • 26' Stat from Opta: "WBA have gained 1.65 points per game with Claudio Yacob in the team this season, compared to 0.88 when he’s been missing." At least that's a good sign.
    • 25' Michu almost produces a sumptuous piece of control 20 yards from goal but can't keep possession of the ball.
    • 24' Lukaku now with a shot from range that doesn't trouble Michel Vorm. West Brom need to start working the ball closer to goal really.
    • 23' A brief shot of Peter Odemwingie warming-up - I wonder what reception he will get from the West Brom fans if he comes on...
    • 22' Another poor attempt from Dorrans as he drags the ball wide from 20 yards. Perhaps he should consider passing sometimes.
    • 21' You really would expect Michu to score that and it's a real shame he didn't because Swansea broke from the very edge of their own box, with De Guzman and Hernandez both hoping to work the ball quickly up the pitch.
    • 20' HUGE CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! A fantastic break from Swansea with some lovely first-touch football. It concludes when Moore slips in Michu with a neat pass and somehow the prolific Spaniard pokes the ball wide of the post with his toe!
    • 19' Now Lukaku starts to see a bit more of the ball as he combines with Youssouf Mulumbu, but when the ball is subsequently worked to Dorrans he sees a shot from range blocked by that famously resilient Swansea defence. They love a block.
    • 17' Lukaku has hardly touched the ball for West Brom. They need to start feeding the striker who has scored 12 goals in the Premier League this season.
    • 16' It's been a rather bloodless affair so far, it must be said. Two neat teams without a malevolent streak.
    • 15' Davies controls a bouncing ball at the byline and his cross has pace, but he can't pick out a red Swansea away shirt in the box.
    • 14' Stat from Opta: "Swansea have scored only 12 goals in 14 Premier League away games this season."
    • 13' Graham Dorrans takes the ball forward and exchanges passes with James Morrison but the Scottish midfielder can't get a clean shot away 20 yards from goal.
    • 12' Swansea have had 61 per cent possession so far at the Hawthorns, which has been quietened by the impressive performance of the away side.
    • 10' Davies pings in a cross from wide for Michu but Gareth McAuley comes across to clear for a throw.
    • 9' Swansea have started the much better side and have West Brom firmly on the back foot. De Guzman and Ki are controlling things in the deep midfield.
    • 8' SWANSEA GO CLOSE! It is actually Jonathan De Guzman who takes the free-kick and the Dutchman bends his effort just wide of the post as Ben Foster scrambles across.
    • 7' Routledge wins a free-kick 20 yards from goal as he draws a clumsy foul from Billy Jones. This is in a good position, and Hernandez stands over it...
    • 6' CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Michu starts the move when prodding the ball wide to Hernandez and after the Spaniard exchanges passes with Routledge, it is Michu who arrives to poke the ball over the bar on the stretch.
    • 5' Lots of patient passing so far, as you would expect from these two teams.
    • 3' Just as a point of order: Michu is playing as the No. 10 in behind Moore for Swansea today. Routledge and Hernandez are on the flanks.
    • 2' Swansea construct a typically appealing passing move but when Michu tries to play in Ben Davies in behind Billy Jones he can't pull it off.
    • 1' KICK OFF! West Brom attacking left to right...
    • 14:55 If you want to firmly disagree with any of my comments, you can hunt me down on Twitter and complain if you like. Follow Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) on Twitter
    • 14:50 Time for some stats from Opta: "WBA have lost all three of their Premier League matches against the Swans. Swansea have won four of their five Premier League games in March. Only Man Utd (13) and Man City (10) have won more Premier League home games than WBA this season. Swansea have scored only 12 goals in 14 Premier League away games this season."
    • 14:45 Swansea, meanwhile, have lost only three of their past 16 games in all competitions, with their free-flowing football earning many admirers. A win today will take them above Liverpool into seventh. The Reds host Tottenham on Sunday.
    • 14:40 West Brom have only won two of their past 11 games in all competitions - though they came in the past three - and their slump in form -has seen them fade down to ninth place. In fact they start today behind Swansea on goal difference.
    • 14:35 It has been a good couple of weeks for Swansea. After their Carling Cup final triumph, it was announced yesterday that much-admired manager Michael Laudrup has signed a new deal at the club. Laudrup extends deal as Swansea manager
    • 14:30 Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustien misses out 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. Luke Moore starts for Swansea after his winning goal against Newcastle last week.
    • 14:25 West Brom welcome back two key players in skipper Chris Brunt and on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku. 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.
    • 14:20 The teams are in - West Brom: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Dorrans, Morrison, Brunt; Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Tamas, Popov, Thomas, Rosenberg, Fortune, Odemwingie. /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies, Ki, de Guzman, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Tiendalli, Dyer, Gower, Lamah, Shechter.
    • 14:15 Welcome to live text commentary of the Premier League match between West Brom and Swansea at The Hawthorns.
  • Summary

    • 80' CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Dyer touches the ball down to the big Spaniard 15 yards from goal but his touch deserts him as he pings a shot well over the bar.
    • 61' GOAL! West Brom 2-1 Swansea! McAuley gets his head to a corner from the right and though Rangel heads off the line, the ball catches the shoulder of De Guzman and goes back in.
    • 57' PENALTY SAVED! Lukaku with a big run-up but his spot-kick is far too close to the keeper and Vorm gets down to save.
    • 55' PENALTY TO WEST BROM! Routledge commits the foul on Morrison.
    • 50' CHANCE FOR WEST BROM! Monk makes a mistake as he fails to get boot on ball and allows Lukaku to run in behind him. However, as the angle narrows the striker flashes his shot wide of the near post.
    • 45+1' CHANCE FOR WEST BROM! Lukaku pops a lovely pass over the top of the defence for Morrison, who gets a shot away on the volley but sees his shot fly too close to Vorm.
    • 40' GOAL! West Brom 1-1 Swansea City! It's a superb finish from the Belgian as he turns the ball past Vorm at his near post following a cross from Dorrans from the right. Swansea had failed to deal with al long ball into the right channel.
    • 33' GOAL! West Brom 0-1 Swansea! De Guzman whips in a corner and Moore steps away from Yacob to direct his header past Foster with the back of his head.
    • 32' CHANCE FOR WEST BROM! A rare opening for the home side as Lukaku chips a gorgeous ball in for Brunt, who takes the ball down well with his first touch but slams the shot over from a tight angle.
    • 20' HUGE CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! A fantastic break from Swansea with some lovely first-touch football. It concludes when Moore slips in Michu with a neat pass and somehow the prolific Spaniard pokes the ball wide of the post with his toe!
    • 8' SWANSEA GO CLOSE! It is actually Jonathan De Guzman who takes the free-kick and the Dutchman bends his effort just wide of the post as Ben Foster scrambles across.
    • 6' CHANCE FOR SWANSEA! Michu starts the move when prodding the ball wide to Hernandez and after the Spaniard exchanges passes with Routledge, it is Michu who arrives to poke the ball over the bar on the stretch.
    • 14:20 The teams are in - West Brom: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Dorrans, Morrison, Brunt; Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Tamas, Popov, Thomas, Rosenberg, Fortune, Odemwingie. /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies, Ki, de Guzman, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Tiendalli, Dyer, Gower, Lamah, Shechter.
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      Goalkeeper
      4 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 3 7
      3 7
      6 6
      6 6
      Midfielders
      6 6
      Substitution Out89′ 6 7
      6 7
      Substitution Out89′ 5 5
      6 6
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out81′ 6.6 7
      Subs
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      Substitution In81′ 6 6
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      Defenders
      8 7
      7.8 5
      8.1 6
      7.7 6
      Midfielders
      Own Goal 7.5 6
      5.3 6
      Substitution Out68′ 7.6 5
      9.5 5
      Substitution Out76′ 7.7 6
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out60′ 7.5 7
      Subs
      Substitution In68′ 7 7
      Substitution In60′ Yellow Card 7 6
      Substitution In76′ 7.7 6

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  1. Steve Clark Pro manager....

    From Jack, on Sat 9 Mar 17:02
  2. Swansea ha ha

    From K, on Sat 9 Mar 16:56
  3. lukaku strikes again

    From Dylan, on Sat 9 Mar 16:56
  4. Linesman got it wrong ... should have been 2-2.

    From Panda-Island, on Sat 9 Mar 16:47
  5. Poor linesman...

    From Anonymous, on Sat 9 Mar 16:46
  6. please lukaku ,make sure u return to chelsea next­ season ,do not make west brom move a permanent one we­ miss u so much there

    From Ijeoma Onyemesili, on Sat 9 Mar 16:31
  7. Another West Brom game with a Lukaku goal, another­ Chelsea game without a Torres goal.

    From C?S, on Sat 9 Mar 16:07
  8. If Albion don't learn from their last 3 matches­ against Swansea then Clarke is not doing his job.Albion­ must push onto Swansea in Swansea's last third thus­ preventing them from bringing the ball out­ effortlessly. However,I can't see anyone having­ the bottle to chase them for 60 minutes so unless­ Lukaku is in the mood,could be another defeat.Right­ tactics ,right result for Albion!! Baggie Roy

    From , on Sat 9 Mar 15:12
  9. swansea win

    From steve, on Sat 9 Mar 14:57
  10. COYB West Brom 2 v Sheep S**gers 1

    From Richie, on Sat 9 Mar 14:55
  11. Tough match to call I say, a likely draw though I'd­ bedelighted to the Swans win !!!!

    From D, on Sat 9 Mar 9:29
  12. west brom 2 swansea jacks o

    From JILL, on Fri 8 Mar 22:11
  13. W.B.A - 0 - 2 Swansea

    From , on Tue 5 Mar 4:20
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